County Sheriffs and Gun Confiscation

by Lou Binninger

Liberals believe that outlawing abortion will lead to millions of illegal and unsafe abortions and many women dying annually. The same liberals say that making guns illegal will stop the firearm violence and deaths, saving nearly 40,000 lives lost in 2017. Left logic leads to brain freeze.

            Numerous efforts are underway by politicians to violate their oath to uphold the Constitution by restricting the use and possession of guns. These officials are unfit to serve and should be removed from office. Their political heresy amounts to an assault on the liberty and freedom of every American whether they own a firearm or not.

Today, it’s the Second Amendment and tomorrow Freedom of Religion, Speech and Assembly. The Founders believed that protecting the right to own weapons equipped the populace to overthrow a government like we have today. Colonists experienced England’s efforts to confiscate weaponry from them. They wanted to insure it never happened again.

            Plenty has been written explaining that throughout history guns confiscated and prohibited in free societies led to violent takeovers by Communist or Fascists thugs. In the absence of an armed resistance hundreds of millions of innocent people have been murdered by Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Castro, Guevara, and more.

            Some states in America are leading the way to eventually take guns, Commifornia being an anti-gun poster state. Currently, there is a Constitutional stand-off led by County Sheriffs in New Mexico.

             New Mexico Democrats, led by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), are pushing universal background checks, gun confiscation via red flag laws, and a broadened prohibited persons list for firearm purchases and possession.

               Last week, 29 of 33 of New Mexico’s sheriffs signed a statement against gun control. The New Mexico Sheriff’s Association also announced plans to sue the state if the new gun controls are enacted. Next, a public backlash against gun control led to 21 of New Mexico’s 33 counties declaring themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.”

               There are 2nd Amendment Champion Sheriffs throughout the America. Many others are shameful, violating their oath to the Constitution and the people.

               Some counties in Colorado are also beginning to adopt “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status against a Democrat-sponsored gun confiscation law making its way through the state legislature. Democrat lawmakers are pushing a red flag law to empower police to seize firearms from Colorado residents. 

               The Constitution does not prohibit open carrying of firearms or establish a permit system to carry a concealed gun or create a gun registry. Many Yuba-Sutter residents recall as teens carrying firearms openly in public places and even in gun racks across the back window of pick-ups or in slings behind seats. A gun in the car at high school was not unheard of where students either went hunting before or after school.

            Making it mandatory to get a permit, register guns or to prohibit open carry is government tyranny. Having to obtain a permit or a license means it is not a right but is illegal unless permitted by government. If the state grants permission it can withdraw the permission. Some states comply with the Constitution honoring full 2nd Amendment rights, eliminating the need to ask the state’s permission to possess, carry openly or concealed.

            Founders of the Constitution saw rights being granted by God and therefore permission could not be granted or withheld by government authorities. However, rights not exercised or fought for by the beneficiaries are rights surrendered and lost.


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