By Tom Knighton
When New Mexican sheriffs stepped up and warned that they had no intention of enforcing unconstitutional anti-gun laws, we knew what would happen. Anti-gunners would poop kittens and freak out, screaming all about things like the “rule of law” and decrying these law enforcement officers holding tight to their oaths of office in which they promised to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
A recent op-ed is such an example.
I’m glad we elected Kim Stewart sheriff.
Her opponent was hooked up with a right-wing cult called the “Constitutional Sheriffs Association,” which holds that sheriffs outrank federal law-enforcement. Joe Arpaio and Clive Bundy are big supporters. It grew from the old Posse Comitatus. (Jews exploit Christian farmers through taxes and unfair loans.)
These folks favor stronger penalties for illegal border-crossings and refuse to enforce laws they don’t like.
They mouth the same tired rhetoric against gun laws. N.M. Senate Bill 8 would require universal background checks. “Constitutional” sheriffs say such laws are unconstitutional – something even the conservative U.S. Supreme Court has not said yet. Essentially, these guys would refuse to enforce New Mexico laws they don’t like. Non-lawyers, they’d use the U.S. Constitution as an excuse.
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Source:: Bearing Arms