Normal Americans have been pushed too far, waaaaaaay too far. After 40 years of Liberal oppression, we are shouting “enough is enough!”
A REDLINE TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF LAW-ABIDING
In communities where Normal Americans outnumber the Liberal Crazies, county sheriffs are standing up for their law-abiding citizens. They are pushing back against state legislatures that have been approving new firearm restrictions at a rapid rate since February 2018.
More than 200 counties across nine states have vowed NOT to enforce new state measures that restrict gun access for the law-abiding. Of these, 132 have declared themselves to be Second Amendment SANCTUARIES, borrowing a term from the open borders crowd.
The Gun Sanctuary movement is gaining momentum: Except for 52 counties in New York and three in Maryland, which acted in 2013 after their states passed restrictive legislation, all of the counties have made their declarations since the Parkland shooting 13 months ago.
“NEVER LET A SERIOUS CRISIS GO TO WASTE”
Just days after the 2008 election, Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel infamously declared:
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
He was referring to how the Obama Administration could use the bad economy to rob the private sector and amass even more control over people’s lives.
Democrat-controlled state legislatures have taken this cruel maneuver to heart. Immediately after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, they began to come up with creative ways to disarm law-abiding citizens.
GUN SANCTUARY: NEW MEXICO
In New Mexico, the Democratic-controlled state government enacted a new law in March requiring background checks for firearm purchases. As state leaders considered the measure, 29 of 33 county sheriffs signed a letter declaring they would oppose any new state laws that “restrict the rights” of New Mexicans to own firearms.
The chairman of the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association, Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace, a Democrat, declared both the newly enacted background check measure and other Democrat proposals are:
“Unenforceable, overreaching, unconstitutional and a gun grab.” In my community, I have more authority than anybody else, as a law enforcement officer, I have discretion to use the laws that I want to. That’s my decision. I’m not going to enforce that particular law.”
Twenty-five New Mexico boards of county commissioners adopted gun sanctuary resolutions after their sheriffs took a public stance against the proposed gun control laws.
GUN SANCTUARY: OREGON
Oregon, where this writer has resided way too long, has been in the vice grip of Democrat rule for decades, moving ever more toward denying Oregonians their Civil Rights. When this writer’s law school classmate, Kate Brown, was elected governor in 2016, she did not bother to wait for a “crisis” to start confiscating guns. Within months, she pushed through a “red flag” law against law-abiding citizens.*
A red flag law** allows police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may (in a Liberals opinion) present a danger to others or themselves. A judge makes the determination to issue the order based on statements and actions made by the gunowner in question. After a year, the guns are returned to the person from whom they were seized unless another court hearing extends the period of confiscation.
Voters in eight Oregon counties (out of 36 counties) have approved Gun Sanctuary ordinances stating that residents have the right to own semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Oregon’s gun-rights activist, Rob Taylor, is sick of seeing politicians from the Portland area creating land-use, tax and gun policies in the state legislature that he believes many rural residents oppose. The Coos County resident said:
“You’ve got a major metropolis ruling the rural areas, and you’re starting to see rural areas rebel. They don’t have the same problems or logistics that we all have. We’re tired of getting ruled by them.”
Taylor founded the Committee to Preserve the Second Amendment, a local political action committee. They are working with counties across the state to put “Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances” on election ballots that would direct county officials not to use any resources to enforce Unconstitutional gun laws.
GUN SANCTUARY: WASHINGTON
So far, 21 county sheriffs in Washington State and other elected officials have refused to enforce un-Constitutional gun laws that have been enacted these last two years. There are 39 counties in Washington State and additional counties are considering declaring their jurisdictions Second Amendment sanctuaries, too.
GUN SANCTUARY: ILLINOIS
In April 2018, Effingham County, Illinois, with 34,000 residents, 215 miles south of Chicago, became known for being the first county to use the “sanctuary” label to signal its determination to resist new state gun laws.
“If they want to have their own laws, that’s fine. Don’t shove them on us down here!”
Its Republican county leaders worried that Democrats who control the state’s legislature would pass laws restricting gun access. So, they adopted a resolution that prohibits county employees “from enforcing the unconstitutional actions of the state government.”
David Campbell, elected board member of the Effingham County Board, who authored the gun-rights resolution, wanted to “spice it up a little bit,” so he applied the “sanctuary” label to his measure too. Chicago is a sanctuary city for illegal aliens, so he went on to say:
Three new state gun measures went into effect at the beginning of 2019, including an Unconstitutional red-flag law, which rural state lawmakers strongly opposed.
Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, declared:
“Illinois is actually two states, you have Chicago, and you have Illinois.”
Sixty-two of Illinois’s 102 counties have followed Effingham County’s lead by declaring themselves to be Second Amendment sanctuaries. Campbell said county leaders from other states, such as Oregon and Pennsylvania, have called him for advice on adopting their own resolutions on Gun Sanctuary Counties.
GUN SANCTUARY: LAW ENFORCEMENT DISCRETION
Law enforcement officers have a great deal of discretion in how they do their daily jobs. Busy and with limited resources, they can focus their energies on laws that they think are most important, according to a professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Rural officials may not prioritize the enforcement of gun laws they think are more relevant to big cities, he said.
Counties that reject gun-restriction laws are following the same precedent of cities that have declared themselves to be sanctuaries for illegal aliens.
Democrats are aware that, in the Era of Trump, Americans are turning against them. Increasingly, young people are rejecting Liberalism and embracing Conservatism, so they have to move fast to put in place statutes that deny Americans their Civil Rights.
LINK CONS. INCREASING
Diane L. Gruber
* The Civil Rights of Oregonians have been going steadily down for decades. The current governor is so full of hatred for her fellow Americans, she is working overtime to kill our Second Amendment Rights. She and her fellow travelers are weakening citizens’ ability to fight off the tyranny of the Rule of the Elites: Socialism.
** NOTE: THIS PERSON HAS NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME. Based upon OPINION and not FACTS, an American is deprived of a basic Civil Right. Like Abuse Prevention Restraining Orders, this will be used & abused by family members who have a dispute with the targeted person, and not for safety. This is yet ANOTHER scheme to destroy Second Amendment Rights.
Such orders are known as “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” (ERPO) in Oregon, Washington, Maryland and Vermont; as “Risk Protection Orders” in Florida; as “Gun Violence Restraining Orders” in California; as “risk warrants” in Connecticut; and as “Proceedings for the Seizure and Retention of a Firearm” in Indiana.
This process is similar to the Family Abuse Prevention Act (restraining) Orders. As a family law attorney, this writer is well aware of how such a process can be, and often is, abused by those who feel the need to get even with a family member. Wiping out a person’s Second Amendment Rights based upon ONE person’s word . . that is NOT a road we want to go down.