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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:37 PM

At least 13 county sheriffs in Washington refuse to enforce new gun law

Sheriffs in at least 13 counties in Washington are reportedly refusing to enforce a stricter gun law approved by voters in November.

The new law makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy a semi-automatic rifle and imposes a mandatory 10-day waiting period for purchases, in addition to requiring more-thorough background checks for anyone attempting to purchase those particular firearms, according a Seattle Times article published Sunday.

The law was approved by almost 60 percent of voters, but sheriffs in the 13 mostly rural counties that did not have a majority supporting the legislation say they wont enforce the statute.

My job as a sheriff is to throw bad guys in jail, but its also to protect the constitutional rights of citizens of our county, Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer, who said he will not be enforcing that law, told the Seattle Times. I follow the rule of law when I believe its constitutional.

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I took an oath to uphold the law, King County Sheiff Mitzi Johanknecht told the Seattle Times. As law enforcement leaders, we defy that oath and betray the public trust if we pick and choose which laws we will uphold.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/429460-at-least-13-county-sheriffs-in-washington-refusing-to-enforce-states-new

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Monday OP
mikeysnot Monday #1
Jarqui Monday #2
walkingman Monday #3
SoCalNative Monday #4
Thunderbeast Monday #5
VMA131Marine Monday #6
Doreen Monday #7
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marble falls Monday #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:38 PM

1. Job openings in Washington!

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:47 PM

2. 13 new sheriffs needed ASAP nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:49 PM

3. Great, the law not following the law - nothing new about that.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:49 PM

4. Then they should ALL be relieved of their duties, with no benefits

including pensions.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:50 PM

5. The courts decide whether a state law is constitutional.....

NOT Barney Fife!

The duly elected representatives in the State of Washington have passed regulations on firearms. Yahoo country sheriffs do not have the authority to nullify state law.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:02 PM

6. When you see stuff like this

you know that this group is probably behind it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_Sheriffs_and_Peace_Officers_Association

"The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) is a political organization of local police officials in the United States who believe in an interpretation of the United States Constitution wherein federal and state government authorities are subordinate to local government authority. In this regard, the CSPOA is an outgrowth of the Patriot movement and has some ideological similarities with the Sovereign Citizen Movement, although they are by no means identical.[1] An article by the Intelligence Report of the Southern Poverty Law Center states that "... the real root of the 'county supremacy' movement that has been explicitly embraced by the CSPOA is the Posse Comitatus, a racist and anti-Semitic group of the 1970s and 1980s that also defined the county sheriff as the highest 'legitimate' law enforcement authority in the country. . . ." and continues to identify several county sheriffs who are in sympathy with the stated goals of the CSPOA.[2]"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

7. Holy crap!!!!!

None of them are from Lewis County!!!! I am amazed!!! I would not be surprised in the least however if they follow suit. Still, I am completely floored.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:51 PM

8. One of these days there is going to be a bloody showdown

with forces like these. I don't believe it will be all out civil war, but there is going to be blood spilled. These reich wing asshole simply will not let us progress as a society without putting up a violent fight first.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

9. I guess Sheriff Bod Songer doesn't understand the function of the SCOTUS is or what ...

an oath of office is all about.

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