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Natl. Sheriff's Assn. Announces They Will Not Support Unconstitutional Gun

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Beware Owner, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Beware Owner

    Beware Owner NOT a victim.

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJqG6bB0SiU"]National Sheriff's Association Announces They Will Not Support Unconstitutional Gun Control Laws - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Rustin

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    Wow. That was excellent!
     

  3. kensb2

    kensb2 pistol n00b

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    Awesome news. Can we get the FOP, etc do to that? Also, that sheriff in the back left had a pretty awesome 'stache!
     
  4. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    Good to have the support of good people.
     
  5. oldman11

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    Excellant, good for you. 100%
     
  6. Captain Ron

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    Why does it say MOX News unfair and biased at the end of it?
     
  7. pipedreams

    pipedreams Member

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    These guys are welcome in my home any day.
     
  8. wprebeck

    wprebeck Got quacks?

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    Mm..looks like heaven

    I started a now-locked thread about the FOP (I'm in it, and very active). Seems local lodges across the country are sending the national lodge a letter stating we are not in favor of more gun control, and that we do not wish the national lodge to endorse any gun control.


    It didn't end well, because a number of people here don't believe cops will do anything other than follow orders.
     
  9. kensb2

    kensb2 pistol n00b

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    That was kind of where my post was directed. I read through and posted in that thread. My take on it basically this: it's great that individual FOPs will stand with the citizens, same as how we were all getting excited as individual sheriff's depts were standing up with us. Now, the nat'l sheriff's association has stood up with us, to be counted. That holds VASTLY more weight with the general public than the individual sheriffs doing it. Now, hopefully the efforts of YOUR FOP in KY and other locals will get the nat'l FOP to stand up and say they will be counted with us.
     
  10. poikilotrm

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    FOP = urban. Urban = liberal. FOP = liberal. So, no.

    That was what I was thinking. The hat and the moustache freakin rock.

    I am absolutely stunned that any LE org would actually oppose that sort of a law. It almost gives me hope.
     
  11. poikilotrm

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    History supports that view. I would like to see a break with history.
     
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  12. Beware Owner

    Beware Owner NOT a victim.

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    Nobody can throw a blanket out there that LEO is not on our side on this issue anymore. At least sheriffs have stood up.
     
  13. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    I'm a member of the FOP, albeit not very active. But I would have to disagree with them being liberal. I think your view of them is flat out wrong.

    What makes you say they are liberal? I'm asking a serious question. Not trying to start a pissing contest.
     
  14. poikilotrm

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    Let me refine my point. The rank and file may not be liberal, but the heads of the local FOPs almost always act about as conservative as Barney Frank in their press releases. The FOP backed the 94 AWB. They back the present assault on liberty.

    Anything that smacks of progressive expansion of police powers they are for. Granted, that is both sides of the aisle in DC, but then both sides of the aisle in DC run from socialist to communist, and both sides are anti Constitution, which is not conservative at all.
     
  15. BradD

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    I like seeing videos in which it seems that LEOs will not confiscate guns, but look closer. Below is a link to their position statement.

    http://www.sheriffs.org/content/nsa-position-statement-gun-control

    The last "whereas" and conclusion make it clear that they will enforce a law if the courts say it's constitutional.

    What happens after a few more liberal presidents pack the SCOTUS with judges who (will lie and) say that it's constitutional to prohibit all but single-shot .22 rifles? It seems to me that the Founders set up the the possibility that sufficient long-term control of the presidency can undo parts of the BoR which contains rights that are supposedly not debatable. Is there a "hole" in the way the Founders set up this system?

    I'm an engineer, not a politician or lawyer. Someone educate me on this subject. Where's my thinking going wrong?
     
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  16. Hawkeye16

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  17. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    I was under that impression as well. Did they fake a presser, or is it taken out of context?
     
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  18. Peace Warrior

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    The Constitution made it clear and unequivocal that the local Sheriffs are the HIGHEST law of the States in each of their respective counties.
     
  19. poikilotrm

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    Can you quote that part of the Constitution for me?
     
  20. Jeff82

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    USofA!