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Old 01-19-2013, 2:02 PM
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Thumbs up Sheriff Garrett: "I will not enforce federal law that will infringe upon [The RKBA]"

Washington County, Oregon Sheriff:

Our system of government ensures that any new law passed by Congress must be signed by the President, and is subject to being struck down by the courts if found to violate our Constitution. Second, in light of the Supreme Court's last two decisions on gun rights, I cannot conceive that the Court will find any significant additional regulation of firearms constitutional. Finally, I think it highly likely that if any new gun control law appears, it will be quickly challenged and rendered unenforceable pending the final outcome of judicial review.
I do not get to substitute my own judgment about what the law is or should be — to do so would violate the basic principle of separation of power established by our Constitution.

The Sheriff mentions the Printz v. United States case and how the "Court found that the federal government may not constitutionally require local officials to enforce federal law and the court held that the statute was unconstitutional."

I think it's a huge step in the right direction for a Sheriff of a populated county to make it known that he is not going to go for what the anti 2A crowd is calling for, and to take those steps further by saying that he will not enforce certain federal law and invoke case law for that purpose.

I say good for Sheriff Garrett.

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Old 01-19-2013, 2:09 PM
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Smart feller.
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Old 01-19-2013, 2:09 PM
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Good. Needs to happen all over the country
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