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    We're leading the way

    8 or 9 Sheriffs in Oregon alone have come out and said they will NOT enforce any DC bans that may be passed. Feels pretty good to be prominent in National news for FREEDOM.

    If you check LEO forums the feeling is the same around the country. Statist alphabet agency LEOs are being called out for what they are by many that are local/state people.

    Those of us down south need to make sure Winters sticks to his word. How do we get a new Medford police chief? He's already dusting off his BrownShirt, backing the destruction of our Rights.

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    Hopfuly they will all stick to there word throughout the country. There is always a lot of talking the talk when it comes to these things but few walk the walk when it gets down to busines.
    "To defend my family, and protect our rights"

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    Regular Member Cremator75's Avatar
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    Re: We're leading the way

    Add Washington County to the list. Sheriff Pat Garrett had a letter to the citizens in this months news letter.

    "Second Amendment Rights

    I shared this letter publicly yesterday with the media.**It has been reprinted under many headlines and with quotes*designed*by the media to pique reader interest.* I ask you to take the time to read my actual letter*in full context.* - Sheriff Garrett*

    January 17, 2013

    Washington County Citizens,

    I will protect your Second Amendment rights under the United States Constitution*— I will not enforce federal law that will infringe upon those rights.

    Saying that, I think it also helpful to take a breath and rationally consider what is likely and unlikely to happen with respect to the Second Amendment.* First, I do not believe any branch of the federal government will unilaterally be successful in passing law that restricts your Second Amendment rights.

    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.

    Our Constitution, as you know, created three branches of government.* Each has separate roles.* The Executive Branch carries out current law and recommends new laws; the Legislative Branch creates law; and the Judicial Branch (Supreme Court) interprets laws, the Constitution, and decides cases involving states' rights.* The separation of powers among the branches guarantees checks and balances, especially in times where one branch might be motivated to take unilateral action.

    A good example of our system at work is*the*Supreme Court decision in Printz v. United States.* That case tested federal statute that required local officials to carry out portions of federal law under the Brady Bill.* In this case 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.

    As a sheriff (executive branch) there is no question that I am bound to uphold the law.* In addition, the writers of our Constitution made it very clear that interpreting the law is not my role.* The federal Congress has enacted statutes that clearly establish federal law enforcement authority.* Those statutes have been challenged, and the Supreme Court has held that the statutes are valid and constitutional.* 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.

    Yesterday the President announced 23 executive actions.* I support recommendations around background checks, safe schools, and adding capacity to mental health services.* I do not support action that would prevent law abiding Washington County citizens from possessing certain firearms or ammunition magazines.* I will clearly communicate my position to our congressional delegation.

    Related Local Headlines:
    Sheriff Garrett - Do We Want Armed Teachers in our Schools?
    Citizen Responses to Armed Teachers Column
    Mental Health Solutions for Washington County*
    National Sheriff's Association - Reducing Gun Violence

    Sheriff Pat Garrett"
    Last edited by Cremator75; 01-18-2013 at 07:12 PM.

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    Regular Member Lord Sega's Avatar
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    I know of a couple, but could we get a list... Sheriff, county?
    Then we know which ones to contact so they can join in.
    Last edited by Lord Sega; 01-18-2013 at 11:38 PM.
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