Cops Pick & Choose Which Gun Laws To Apply.

Small Town Cops Ignore Laws Already On Books In Protest Of Pending Gun Control

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By Dabney Bailey, Wed, June 05, 2013

Police are sworn to uphold the law, but some police officers are allowing their political beliefs to trump their job responsibilities. As many as 200 police officers across the country are actively ignoring existing gun control laws in order to protest pending gun control legislation.

Police Chief Mark Kessler of Gilberton Borough, Penn., and hundreds of fellow pro-gun police officers gathered at the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association to talk about hot-button issues affecting modern police officers.

One of the biggest topics was how police officers were rebelling against federal and state gun control laws. Kessler boasted that he and city officials worked together on his so-called Second Amendment Protection Resolution, which “nullified every single gun-control law in the nation” for his small 800-person town.

Kessler argued, “I have a very unique view. If you want to own a firearm, carry a gun under your jacket or over your jacket, the Second Amendment is your concealed carry permit, period. … It has nothing to do with self-defense; it has to do with [freedom from] tyranny.”

Kessler was joined by Michael Peroutka, an attorney who encouraged his county to adopt a resolution that ignores the gun control Maryland Firearms Safety Act of 2013. He stated, “When a peace officer refuses to enforce an unconstitutional act the peace officer is not breaking the law, but upholding the law.”

On the one hand, it’s commendable that these police officers are standing up for their convictions. On the other hand, these police officers aren’t doing their job — plain and simple. It is the responsibility of police officers to uphold the law, regardless of whether or not they agree with it. Allowing law enforcement officers to arbitrarily pick and choose which laws to enforce seriously undermines the legal system.

Moreover, these resolutions would inevitably meet a grisly end if they were challenged in court. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder warned state legislators that he would come down hard if they passed similar resolutions, so nullifying gun control laws at the county or city level would certainly also fall under Holder’s threat.

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3 thoughts on “Cops Pick & Choose Which Gun Laws To Apply.

  1. Who are these cops that pretend that they are qualified to interpret constitutional law and act as they please? Are they Constitutional Lawyers? They are sworn to defend and protect the law, not to interpret it. This bullshit that the Second Amendment is created to protect from freedom of tyranny is some more of that tired pathetic, patently false NRA bullshit rhetoric. THey fucking drape the American Flag as they rape the US Constitution. They are a bunch of fascist pigs who will lie, cheat, distort and purchase every Congressperson’s vote to create a Constitutional Right where none exists and none is created. Unless a person is part of the Police, Military, National Guard or Reserve Military Unit there is no God Given Right to bear weapons. Fuck, there is no God, there are no God Given Right, dumbfucks. In the US Constitution, “A well regulated militia” means members of a governmentally sanctioned military unit and not toothless redneck who lie about the Constitution and its contents. The NRA is a business designed to kill you and excuse your killers. The USA needs a National Gun Control Law at the Federal level and the US Constitution fully permits this objective.

    1. The NRA is garbage. It’s members are fascist liars. They rape, destroy and distort the US Constitution. They have to be defeated with a comprehensive National Gun Control Program that even Justice Scalia accepts as normal, rational and permissible under the Constitution. The NRA is a Lobbying Organization whose main objective is to allow the free flow of arms traffic and sales to take place in the SA. They are shitting on the US Constitution and allowing countless Americans to needlessly die every day of every year. Every member of Congress who votes to support the NRA, votes to support the cold-blooded murder of Americans for no reason and with no punishment. They are as degenerate and as full of shit as the NRA. If te NRA and Congress loved the USA, they would try to improve instead of letting rednecked fascists run all over the land with assault weapons to kill children in American schools. They have such a lack of balls that they will not publish Newton murder scene photos publicly. If they did, there would be an American National Gun Act overnight.

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