This police chief in rural Washington has decided to stand up for gun owners, ordering his police officers not to enforce state laws seizing guns from law abiding citizens. The Free Beacon reports:
The police chief for the Washington town of Republic promised residents that his force would respect their right to bear arms, no matter the state’s restrictive gun laws.
In a Facebook post last week, Chief Loren Culp argued the U.S. Constitution ensured the private right of individuals to their firearms. “As long as I am Chief of Police,” Culp wrote, “no Republic Police Officer will infringe on a citizens right to keep and Bear Arms, PERIOD!”
The post had been shared over two thousand times by Friday morning. Republic is a town of just over a thousand residents.
Culp’s post followed a statewide vote on Washington State Initiative No. 1639 (I-1639). The Seattle Times described the initiative as making “Washington’s firearms laws among the strictest in the country.” The initiative passed with 60 recent of voters in support.
Liberals are furious, but the reality is that if local police refuses to enforce a law, then Washington state would have to send state troopers to enforce it.
A state law that violates the US Constitution is illegal. The Federal Government should take action against the state of Washington. Start by announcing they will file charges against any law enforcement personnel trying to enforce this illegal statute, then sending in the National Guard to prevent civil rights violations just like they did down south in the 60’s. They could also file criminal charges against some state officials for civil rights violations.
Good Man for not enforcing what is blatantly a violation of our Constitution.
Way to go. not to infringe.
LAWS that don’t conform to the CONNSTITUTION are no law at all .
I stand with Republic’s chief of police. The Constitution is very specific. The key part of the 2nd Amendment, after the “Right to keep and bare arms”, is the fact it “Shall not be infringed”. You hear all of these left wing liberals, complain about firearms. I have never heard or seen any of these “mental midgets”, tell us how they are going to get the “Criminals to turn in their guns”. You know why, because the liberals know they cannot and do not, have any control over criminals and their firearms. It is easier to blame all firearm incidents on the guns, instead of the individuals who use firearms illegally. I suggest, nation wide, all Americans defy any firearms legislation that limits legal gun owners from possessing and carrying firearms. Tell you what “Liberals”, when you get all criminals to turn in their guns, along with all of your personal armed security, come talk to us about gun restrictions and legislation. Until then, if you try to take our firearms, be prepared for serious armed resistance to your idiotic proposals. People kill and harm other people with firearms. Firearms don’t kill people, unless used by a human. God Bless America, and lets all pray, Democrats and left liberal socialists, start using their heads for something other than a hat rack.
Watch out folks this is only the beginning. If we lose the second ammendment, how many more amendments will they target. No one is addressing the real reason as to why there is so much killing going on. The moral compass in this country is broken. They don’t think it’s wrong to kill anymore. Our school system has been taken over by the socialist left and our kids are being taught that socialism is the way to go. Just look at our colleges. Free speech is out and 40% of the kids today want socialism. We need an organization to monitor what our kids are being taught.