Colorado Sheriffs To Ignore New Gun Laws
March 20, 2013 by Bob Livingston
Two Colorado sheriffs have joined the growing ranks of sheriffs across the country who say they won’t enforce any new gun control measures — whether State or Federal — that infringe on the 2nd Amendment.
Weld County Sheriff John Cook says the laws just passed by the Colorado Legislature and waiting on Governor John Hickenlooper’s signature are unenforceable and would provide a false sense of security. “They’re feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable,” he told The Tribune.
One bill would expand requirements to have background checks for firearm purchases and charge a fee of $10 to legally transfer a gun. The other put a 15-round limit on magazine capacity.
Like other county sheriffs, Cook said he “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. He said he and other sheriffs are considering a lawsuit against the State to block the measures if they are signed into law.
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa also opposes the bills. He told an angry packed crowd at a meeting on Thursday in Colorado Springs he would stand firm against the measures.
Fifteen sheriffs associations, 340 sheriffs, one police chief and one deputy sheriff have stated they will not enforce any new gun laws, according to the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.
Hat tip: cnsnews.com