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Social Security office makes Sheriff remove firearm?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ndhill, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. ndhill

    ndhill ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    The Social Security office in my hometown made the County Sheriff remove his firearm and leave them in the car while in the office.

    Maybe someone can educate me on the purpose and legality?

    I doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Social Security Office is a FEDERAL office, Sheriff is a COUNTY official.
     

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    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    He coulda told them to 'step outside' if they had business to conduct with him....
     
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    It's the federal government. It doesn't make sense to anyone.
     
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    wonder who they call on their federal property if a problem would have come up?
     
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    If they are going to make local officers disarm, then they can call their nearest federal law enforcement officer next time there is a problem in their office and they need help.
     
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    Guessing. . . FBI or US Marshals.

    Here, I've seen a County Sheriff actually UN-Arrest his brother, that Maryland State Police have arrested.

    How???? The sheriff is an elected official, and has more legal power (in Maryland, at least) than MSP, whose 'commandant' is appointed.
     
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    Well, I bet the Sheriff would take his sweet time if they ever called him after this.

    Greg
     
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    Sounds like your sheriff has just surrendered his office (and his constituents) to the FEDGOV. You'll want to remember that at election time.
     
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    Federal trumps State, County City and District.
     
  11. ndhill

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    EXACTLY what the LEO's in our area think. Some guy walks in with a gun, I guess they'll just have to wait outside for the BG's to come out onto "County Jurisdiction."

    BTW, The closest Fed LE is about an hour away. I hope the SS offices $ecurity guards can handle themselves.
     
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    Sheriffs in California are elected, too, but have no more legal authority than any other peace officer. They and their deputies have some additional duties, such as serving civil process and evictions, and many are also the county coroner (who has no special protections against arrest, and does not sit higher than other officials), but as far as peace officer authority goes, the longest-serving sheriff in the state has no more authority than the greenest rookie fresh out of the academy.
     
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    If I was the County Sheriff my officers would have the blue flu if called there.
     
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    Our sherrif probably would have invited them to "try" to disarm him.
     
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    when ex-con Gerald Hege is re elected sheriff of Davidson county, NC (and I have no doubt he'll lose, based on the number of signs in people's yards,) he won't be able to carry a gun.....any where!
     
  16. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    They'll just make em wait in line. The Feebs could be days away and they'll be held off. :rofl:
     
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    That sucks; at my local post office I've seen local cops in there all the time and they never tell them to disarm.
     
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    Here, (specifically, Charles County) sheriff's deputies 'serve at the pleasure of the sheriff'.

    I've seen one sheriff (mentioned above) leave office, and the new sheriff (former MSP) come into office, and promote and demote within a very few minutes.
    I've also seen/heard the sheriff walk over and ask a deputy for his shield and sidearm.
    The deputy removed his weapon from his holster, unloaded it, and handed the ammo to the sheriff.
    (Until not too long ago, deputies here, had to buy their own firearm! The ammo belonged to the county.)
    That sheriff was replaced at the last election, too.
     
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    There MUST be a bit more to this story.
    I'll bet the Sheriff was acting the fool and pizzed someone off at the SSA office.
     
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    This. In short, a building owned, operated or leased by the federal government can force local and state LEOs to secure their weapons if they want to cross a secure checkpoint. When I was a LEO, I had to do it several times when going to the federal courthouse on business. They had a secure room with lockers to store our weapons.

    Because the post office's general area isn't a secure area where you cross a security checkpoint.