Weld County, Colorado, Sheriff John Cooke says he and his deputies have not enforced the gun control laws passed in March and they will not enforce those laws. Before the laws were passed Cooke said he would not enforce them, and since their passage he has made good on his promise. According to The New York Times, Cooke explains his position by pointing to the myriad ambiguities and gray areas in the new laws.
For example, at a recent press conference Cooke held up two 30-round magazines, one of which was possessed before the new ban went into effect on July 1st and the other was purchased afterward--"maybe." He then "[shuffled] the magazines, which look identical, and asked the audience to tell the difference."
As the audience sat unable to comply, Cooke asked: "How is a deputy or an officer supposed to know which is which?" Cooke is joined by other sheriffs both in his own state and around the country who refuse to enforce new gun control laws passed this year. Siskiyou, California Sheriff Jon Lopey was part of a delegation of CA sheriffs who met with Governor Jerry Brown to ask him to veto gun control laws in October. Brown vetoed some, but signed others. ....To Read More....My Take – What’s this? Sheriff’s of various states deciding for themselves what laws to enforce? Make no mistake about it. This is the beginning. Why? When elected leadership fails to follow, or openly violates the primary law of the land – The United States Constitution – the respect for them and the laws they pass ceases. As time goes by we are going to see more and more officials and the general public refuse to obey laws passed by Congress and state legislatures. There are now so many new rules and regulations promulgated by the federal government that it is now impossible to avoid violating some obscure regulation. This cannot and will not continue forever. I believe we are on the road to economic collapse and that will trigger violence not seen since the Civil War, and we won’t have to worry about the ‘rule of law’ because there will be anarchy. This has happened in past history so let’s not believe it can’t happen here. With stupid leadership you don’t need a conspiracy to destroy a society, but stupid leadership that wants’ to destroy a society is truly frightening.