Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller, at his office in Albany, Ore., Tuesday, displays a copy of the letter he sent to Vice President Joe Biden. Sheriff Mueller says that his department will not enforce any federal regulation requiring the sheriff’s office to disarm law-abiding citizens. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald)
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Both the White House and Democratic lawmakers at the state level are making pushes to ensure that any new federal gun legislation is enforced by local sheriffs.
Hundreds of sheriffs across the country have signed and sent letters to the White House saying they would refuse to enforce any federal gun laws which they view as being unconstitutional.
Sheriffs upholding their oath of office to defend the Constitution apparently doesn’t sit well with Democrats.
Legislation proposed in Texas by Dallas Democratic Rep. Yvonne Davis would remove any sheriff or law enforcement officer who refuses to enforce state or federal laws. We’re quite sure that’s not going to fly in Texas, but it could lead the way for less gun friendly states to propose or pass similar laws.
Also this week White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the White House expects all sheriffs to enforce all federal laws.