Colorado Sheriffs and Gun Control Enforcement.
Colorado Sheriff’s and Gun Control Enforcement is a current hot topic with the recently signed legislation here in Colorado.
According to the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, there are an increasing number of Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Associations who are taking a stand against President Obama and his attack on our Second Amendment rights. The CSPOA site states:
“The following sheriffs, state sheriff’s associations, and police chiefs have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures. We applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction.”
California Sheriffs Association
Colorado Sheriffs Association
Florida Sheriffs Association
Georgia Sheriffs Association
Illinois Sheriffs Association
Indiana Sheriffs Association
Kentucky Sheriffs Association
Missouri Sheriffs Association
Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association
Nebraska Sheriffs Association
New Mexico Sheriffs Association
Oklahoma Sheriffs Association
South Carolina Sheriffs Association
Utah Sheriffs Association
Wyoming Sheriffs Association
In Colorado’s western Garfield County, Lou Vallario Sheriff, of Garfield County has written, in part, the following:
“Simply put, I cannot and will not compromise my rights afforded me and others under the Constitution of the United States, particularly the Second Amendment. The starting point and ending point of our position should be that the rights of law abiding citizens to “keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. That last phrase, carefully crafted by the Founding Fathers, makes
this right absolute. Nothing further should be discussed. No compromise should be considered.”
“Additionally, my right to own a so-called “assault weapon” (even though nobody can define what that is), or any other legal weapon, or component, for whatever legal reason I chose is nobody’s business, especially the government’s. It is my right under the Constitution and the discussion should end there. If you don’t want to own a gun, don’t. But do not attempt to force
your opinion on me.”
That sort of stance by a Colorado Sheriff has become a point of contention in the Colorado legislature. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has alleged Senate Democratic leadership is inclined to withhold a bill on pay increases for county sheriffs. The delay in the legislation according to Maketa is due to the Sheriffs opposition to gun control measures.
This issue continues to offer more twists and turns and political intrigue than the recent Netflix series, House of Cards. This real life, drama unfolding before our eyes and threatening our Constitutional rights deserves our attention and conscientious, mindfulness of our state and federal legislators.