From the Conservative Tribune: One of Oregon’s lawmen just went to bat for the Second Amendment in a big way after he announced he won’t enforce a proposed bill that would require universal background checks in the state.
Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer says that the proposed legislation is “borderline treasonous,” likely unenforceable and will have no effect on the ability of criminals to acquire firearms.
The bill was proposed in the state senate by Floyd Prozanski, a Democrat from Eugene. However, one of the major backers of the bill is Gabrielle Giffords, the former Democratic representative from Arizona.
Giffords, you may recall, was shot by a mentally unstable student who had posted left-wing rants to YouTube. (You may also recall that, in spite of those facts, Democrats still managed to somehow blame Sarah Palin for the attack.)
While Giffords is campaigning for the universal background checks, notably absent from her rhetoric on the issue is the fact that her attacker passed the background check she’s proposing.
Breitbart News compiled a list of other shooters who had passed background checks, notably “Jerad and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Aaron Ybarra (Seattle Pacific University), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barbara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), James Holmes (Aurora theater), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), and many, many others.”
Even given that, the NRA points out that most criminals obtain their guns from illegal channels, making the background checks mostly irrelevant.
Sheriff Palmer agreed, telling reporters that he had “no intention” of enforcing the law, and not just because of the Second Amendment implications or its lack of efficacy. The sheriff also said that, given private transfers of firearms, the law would be virtually unenforceable and would unduly burden law enforcement.
Few realize just how valuable sheriffs who respect the Constitution are to patriotic Americans. These are people who can nullify unconstitutional edicts by simply refusing to enforce them, as Sheriff Palmer is doing.
Given the extra-constitutional tendencies of not only this administration but the entire Democratic Party, we don’t just need one sheriff like Glenn Palmer. We need thousands of them.