Most of the states that have the strictest gun control laws are those controlled by Democrats.
Their goal is to pass as many gun control laws as possible that will make it difficult for law abiding citizens to purchase or own a firearm.
States like New York and now Maryland are among the states passing red flag laws that allow law enforcement authorities to confiscate the firearms from anyone who is reported as being dangerous to others or to themselves.
In the new law in Maryland is receiving a backlash from county sheriffs who say they will not enforce the law, calling it ‘suicide mission for cops’ who are sent to confiscate guns.
The Lid – Maryland Sheriffs Won’t Enforce New Gun Law Say It’s A “Suicide Mission” For Cops – Maryland’s HB 786 is a “suicide mission” for law enforcement, according to Sheriffs from three Maryland counties. Blue Lives Matter reported that they told the Maryland assembly that taking guns away from citizens would cause citizens to shoot at officers, and the laws were unconstitutional so they will not comply.
Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis testified “The way the bill is written, it is impossible to comply, I can’t send (my deputies) on a suicide mission.”
The Maryland county sheriff made those comments shortly after testifying in opposition to House Bill 786. He made similar remarks in the overflow room watching hearings on gun legislation in the morning. Lewis was in downtown Annapolis all day Monday testifying against several different gun bills…
What many people fail to realize is that back in the 1990s, several sheriffs in Arizona took a case to the US Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court in favor of the county sheriffs, saying that they are the supreme law enforcement power and authority in their county’s, even over federal law enforcement officials.
Many county sheriffs are fully aware of this court victory and if necessary, will use it to their defense in refusing to enforce a law that they say will get cops killed.
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