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Maryland Sheriff on Gun Confiscation Bill: ‘We Will Not Comply’
Breitbart ^ | 1 Mar 2019 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 03/01/2019 3:25:09 PM PST by detective

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says he and his deputies “will not comply” if Maryland lawmakers follow through with a long gun licensing and confiscation law.

Lewis told Delmarva Now that he believes lawmakers are punishing residents throughout the state for the out-of-control crime in Baltimore. He said, “Law-abiding citizens are repeatedly being penalized because of Baltimore City’s inability to control their crime. And I’m sorry — I’m not someone’s puppet. I’m going to stand up for what I think is unjust and unconstitutional to the American people, including those living in the state in Maryland.”

He added, “We’re gonna let them know that we are sick and tired of being penalized for Baltimore City’s inability to control crime. If these bills pass, we will not comply.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; baltimore; banglist; confiscation; guns; lookwhohatescops; maryland; mikelewis; nra; secondamendment; wicomicocounty
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Maryland’s House Bill 786 “would regulate shotguns and hunting rifles similarly to handguns.” It would do this by creating a license for long gun ownership and requiring universal background checks on long gun sales/purchases.
1 posted on 03/01/2019 3:25:09 PM PST by detective
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Bravo Sheriff Mike Lewis ...


2 posted on 03/01/2019 3:28:59 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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Sounds like a few states will be having an issue with sheriffs not expending much effort to arrest law abiding citizens.


3 posted on 03/01/2019 3:30:31 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: detective

Bravo, Sheriff Mike Lewis!
Prepare for a world of hurt to come.
The MD leftists/socialists/commies etc won’t give you a pass.


4 posted on 03/01/2019 3:31:51 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: detective

The Second Amendment is in the Constitution as the second of our NATION’S Bill of Rights. Therefore, it’s long past time for Federal Preemption of all state laws regarding firearms. In similar fashion to how States presently “enjoin” local entities from passing gun laws, so now should the Federal Government preempt the States. And yeah I know that people who currently live in “relatively free states” as regards gun control will come out here and pi$$ and moan that such a move would “take away their sovereignty,” but even in their states, they cannot guarantee that a RAT invasion in the not too distant future could remove their Second Amendment “freedoms” with the stroke of a pen. And along with Federal Preemption, should come an iron-clad ruling from the SCOTUS that the new law “is Constitutional and the Law of the Land” as settled law.


5 posted on 03/01/2019 3:32:41 PM PST by vette6387 (Fire Mueller)
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I love when Sheriffs tell legislators to forget about it


6 posted on 03/01/2019 3:33:21 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Liberals, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: detective

Gun sanctuaries everywhere.


7 posted on 03/01/2019 3:33:39 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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Will the RINO governor sign such a bill and would the legislature be able to override it?


8 posted on 03/01/2019 3:33:56 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Time for all patriotic Americans to boycott liberals and all SJW/PC bullsh*t.)
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Democrats have enough in senate and house to override a veto.


9 posted on 03/01/2019 3:37:39 PM PST by Palio di Siena
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My kinda guy.


10 posted on 03/01/2019 3:37:50 PM PST by HighSierra5
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The dirty secret is that Sheriff’s have ALWAYS decided what laws they would enforce and what ones they wouldn’t. I had the local sheriff tell me way back when the government banned those with misdemeanor convictions for domestic violence from owning guns that he would never enforce that law in his county, because, as he stated, “Some dude getting in a shouting match with the old lady is no reason to lose his 2nd amendment rights.”


11 posted on 03/01/2019 3:40:53 PM PST by apillar
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Q: What am I doing crossing Maryland on I-81 with a gun in the car?

A: The Speed Limit!


12 posted on 03/01/2019 3:43:09 PM PST by Haiku Guy (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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We have the same issue here in Washington state.

Sheriffs in the western part of the state have refused to enforce a recently passed Gun-Grab initiative.

From memory, the initiative actually got more than 60% of the vote, which is even more disturbing than the new law itself.

The Sheriffs say the state initiative is unconstitutional.

Our hard left governor, Jay Inslee, who just declared for the 2020 Democrat presidential race, is taking a really hard line against the Sheriff's, so I don't know how long they can hold out.

And for those who have not heard - the centerpiece of Inslee’s presidential bid is Global Warming and the Environment.

13 posted on 03/01/2019 3:43:35 PM PST by zeestephen
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That’s pretty fascinating, actually


14 posted on 03/01/2019 3:43:45 PM PST by onona (It is often wise to allow a person a graceful path.)
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To: vette6387

The way I see it, is that the Constitution and Bill of Rights are also a contract with the states, in that they cannot arbitrarily deny people their Natural Rights.


15 posted on 03/01/2019 3:43:47 PM PST by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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"Will the RINO governor sign such a bill and would the legislature be able to override it?"

Yes this POS governor would gladly sign the bill... Even if he didn't, the veto would easily be over-ridden by the demoncrats...

16 posted on 03/01/2019 3:48:13 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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Washington State - 20 Sheriffs - "We will not comply"

Boulder, CO - Citizens are non-complying by the thousands.

And now this brave MD Sheriff.

Will the left get the message?

Let's hope NOT!

Then they will pay the price in the 2020 elections.

17 posted on 03/01/2019 3:54:08 PM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: detective

Sheriff don’t wanna die.


18 posted on 03/01/2019 3:58:06 PM PST by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: zeestephen

Our hard left governor, Jay Inslee, who just declared for the 2020 Democrat presidential race, is taking a really hard line against the Sheriff’s, so I don’t know how long they can hold out.
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The same governor who won’t let ICE get anywhere near an illegal alien.


19 posted on 03/01/2019 3:59:00 PM PST by shelterguy
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Sheriff won’t let the political hacks make him into a criminal/ thief Good good fir him!!! An honest cop. ( and perhaps he knows he’d just get shot dead trying to steal citizens’ property )


20 posted on 03/01/2019 4:02:49 PM PST by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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