Before congress rushes to ‘never let a crisis go to waste’, they need to understand that every county has a sheriff and sheriffs are sworn to defend the constitution and protect their citizens from the feds if it comes to that.
“...every county has a sheriff and sheriffs are sworn to defend the constitution and protect their citizens from the feds if it comes to that.”
I live in a fairly rural coastal area of Maine. Most people in Maine are armed to the teeth. The majority of them are pro-second amendment.
In late December, Donnie Smith, the sheriff of Washington County, Maine, called for an “assault weapons” ban. This “sheriff” said that people aren’t allowed to own SCUD missiles or nuclear weapons, so they shouldn’t be allowed to own “assault weapons.” What?! He’s equating semi-automatic rifles with nuclear weapons?
Fortunately, I don’t live in Washington County, Maine, a rural coastal county in “downeast” Maine, in the northeast corner of the state. It is a poor county, but like all of rural Maine, people are well-armed.
Meanwhile, these tiny police and sheriff departments around the nation have FULLY automatic weapons, armored personnel carriers, drones and aggressive SWAT teams who, in numerous cases, serve warrants for minor offenses. The feds are giving THEM all sorts of military equipment. Yet, they want to strip US of our constitutional rights.
A sheriff I greatly admire is Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Arizona, halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. I’ve heard him on talk radio and he is very conservative and pro-second amendment. Great guy.