WA Sheriffs to State Government: ‘We Support, Defend Rights’

WA Sheriffs to State Government: ‘We Support, Defend Rights’

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. – -(AmmoLand.com)- County sheriffs in Washington State are sending a message to the State Legislature and Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee, telling state government with its Democrat majority they will protect the freedoms and rights of Evergreen State citizens, including their rights secured by the Second Amendment and the state constitution. It’s a serious push back against the state’s Democrat-controlled Legislature, whose leaders have been promoting gun control measures for several years. Word of the effort leaked out to some local media, including KEPR News , but it did not become official until the Washington State Sheriffs’ Association (WSSA) officially released a statement Monday evening. The effort was launched by Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett, WSSA vice president. “We felt it would reassure people, not instill fear,” Burnett told AmmoLand. “People want to know who’s on their side, who’s got their back.” In a public statement, Sheriff Burnett told his constituents, “Prompted by increasing public concern to safeguard constitutional rights and as the elected Sheriff of Chelan County, Washington, I soundly reaffirm my sworn oath to ‘support, obey, and defend’ the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Washington. I humbly serve as the chief law enforcement executive of Chelan County in this great State of Washington. As such, I publicly reassert my individual duty to defend the inherent rights guaranteed and protected by the Constitution for all citizens of Chelan County. “Importantly,” he continued, “the Second Amendment of […]

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