Resisting tyranny is a duty of every American at not only the federal but the state level. Law enforcement officials across the country have demonstrated their patriotism by openly declaring that they will not enforce unconstitutional gun grabs by Obama, Feinstein, et al. More locally, in Colorado:
Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said he won’t enforce either gun-control measure waiting to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper, saying the laws are “unenforceable” and would “give a false sense of security.”
One bill passed Friday would expand requirements to have background checks for firearm purchases. Hickenlooper is expected to sign it into law within two weeks.
Earlier this week, Colorado lawmakers approved a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines. It also is awaiting the expected approval of the governor.
Cooke said Democratic lawmakers are uninformed but are scrambling in reaction to recent tragedies in the nation.
“They’re feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable,” he said.
The sheriff pointed out that requiring a $10 background check to transfer ownership of a gun will not prevent criminals from obtaining them.
Cooke said the other bill would also technically ban all magazines because of a provision that outlaws any magazine that can be altered. He said all magazines can be altered to a higher capacity.
Cooke said he, like other county sheriffs, “won’t bother enforcing” the laws because it will be impossible for them to keep track of how the requirements are being met by gun owners.
The laws aren’t intended to be enforceable or to keep guns away from criminals. They are meant to advance the objective of making “law-abiding gun owner” an oxymoron.
As Leonardo da Vinci wisely observed, “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” By now, giving another millimeter to America’s authoritarian enemies is out of the question.