Second Amendment sanctuary counties: “We will not comply”

Second Amendment sanctuary counties: “We will not comply”

Gun Rights

As urban areas are pushing for more gun controls, rural areas are mounting an equal amount of resistance, citizens even posting “we will not comply” signs. So far, the battle is largely confined to western counties but spreading eastward as at least 179 counties now designate themselves as Second Amendment sanctuary counties. State sheriff associations are driving the issue for four primary reasons: it’s unconstitutional, it violates due process, it’s unenforceable, and it does nothing to protect law abiding citizens. Most probably see it also as a back door to eventual gun confiscation. So what does it matter what sheriffs think? Sheriffs are the only elected law enforcement agents in the United States, and each must swear an oath of allegiance to the U.S. Constitution to hold that trusted office. They understand that Congress has sole authority to make law, that law must originate with and be approved by both the House and Senate (535 individuals), and that the only power belonging to the president is to execute that law, suggest through his state of the union address, and sign or veto, which can be overridden. These 535 make federal law, not just a single person, as is the case with kings and dictators. All executive orders that have the effect of law are unconstitutional. Presidents doing so undermine the relevancy of the Congress, and it’s a form of tyranny. Moreover, it is well to remember that a law cannot undo an amendment to the Constitution — only another […]

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