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Sheriff Justin Smith Of Larimer County Colorado: “I Will Not Enforce Unconstitutional Federal Laws”

SHN Readers: I’m reposting this article – this time in its entirety – after changing the headline to lend even more support for Sheriff Justin Smith. His local Fort Collins Colorado Leftist rag known as ‘The Coloradoan‘ (another Gannett propaganda machine) apparently wants to enrage its sheeple enough to revolt against Sheriff Justin Smith (read comments: HERE). As witnessed before by SHN and its readers, Justin’s hometown ‘news’paper – the Coloradoan – aggressively removes ‘anti-Obama’ comments: HERE

That said, if you’ve ever wondered how you slam the door on Obama and his minions, your local sheriff is just the ticket – providing he’s a true American citizen and abides by the US Constitution.

Larimer Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce Gun Laws He Deems Unconstitutional

FORT COLLINS (9 News) – Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith announced Wednesday that he will not “enforce unconstitutional federal laws” in a social media message criticizing universal background checks on gun sales.

He denies he would selectively enforce the law, but mount a court challenge to any law that he considers an infringement on citizens’ constitutional rights. However, Smith’s original Facebook post did not reference lawsuits as a remedy.

In his Facebook post, Smith, a Republican, pointed to proposals that would require background checks on person-to-person gun sales as a potential violation of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

The volume of the gun policy debate was elevated in the past six months by mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school. President Barack Obama and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, both Democrats, have expressed support for background checks when guns are sold from one individual to another, which is not required under current state and federal law.

“There is no law, there’s a proposal,” Smith said when asked whether he would enforce such a law. “I’m pointing out the holes in it. Let’s see what happens.”

Smith posted on his Facebook page that in his capacity as sheriff he will not “enforce unconstitutional federal laws,” “obey unconstitutional laws” or allow the Constitutional rights of citizens in Larimer County to be violated. Smith contends that universal background checks on gun sales would likely violate citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

I encourage thinking citizens of all political affiliations, or no political affiliation, to carefully and logically follow the shell game that is occurring before their very eyes,” Smith wrote. “The only possible way to achieve ‘universal background checks’ for private transactions of lawfully-owned firearms is to register every single firearm in existence in our nation. Otherwise, the federal government could never prove the transaction of a firearm. Anyone who fails to go through with such registration will be defined as a criminal by our federal government. That same government which all too often has failed to enforce the current laws against criminal predators, will then start to discriminately target and prosecute law-abiding Americans who are simply exercising their Constitutionally recognized Right to keep and bear arms.”

Smith asserts in the Facebook post that the Colorado Constitution affords sheriffs the discretion to carry out their duties independent of legal directives handed down by other governmental bodies. Rather, Smith contends that sheriffs are accountable first to the citizens in the jurisdiction where they hold office.

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The Coloradoan – another Leftist Gannett rag – just posted this piece big-n-bold, front-n-center on their all talking points blog/flyer they like to call a ‘news’paper.

Why? To enrage enough Obama sheeple – their primary subscribers – to revolt.

Pay attention readers: If you’ve ever wondered how you slam the door on Obama and his minions, your local sheriff is the ticket – providing he’s a true American citizen and abides by the US Constitution.

Hat’s off to you, Sheriff Justin Smith. The patriots that remain in this nation support your efforts and understand – as you do – freedom ain’t free.

Larimer Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce Gun Laws He Deems Unconstitutional

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith announced on social media Wednesday that he will not enforce laws that he deems unconstitutional.

Smith, a Republican, specifically singled out universal background checks for gun sales as a perceived infringement on the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

The volume of the gun policy debate was elevated in the past six months by mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school. President Barack Obama and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, both Democrats, have expressed support for background checks when guns are sold from one individual to another, which is not required under current state and federal law.

Smith posted on his Facebook page that in his capacity as sheriff he will not “enforce unconstitutional federal laws,” “obey unconstitutional laws” or allow the Constitutional rights of citizens in Larimer County to be violated. Smith contends that universal background checks on gun sales would violate citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

“I encourage thinking citizens of all political affiliations, or no political affiliation, to carefully and logically follow the shell game that is occurring before their very eyes,” Smith wrote. “The only possible way to achieve ‘universal background checks’ for private transactions of lawfully-owned firearms is to register every single firearm in existence in our nation. Otherwise, the federal government could never prove the transaction of a firearm. Anyone who fails to go through with such registration will be defined as a criminal by our federal government. That same government which all too often has failed to enforce the current laws against criminal predators, will then start to discriminately target and prosecute law-abiding Americans who are simply exercising their Constitutionally recognized Right to keep and bear arms.”

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