Obama and Eric Holder’s Justice Department has spent the last four years telling states and local law enforcement officials that the government would not enforce certain federal laws regarding illegal immigrants, and also that local and state authorities had no power to enforce those or other federal laws.
So, now that Obama is trying to ban assault weapons and larger ammunition magazines, creating a national registry of gun owners, to enhance harassment of said owners by the media, while issuing 23 executive orders, some concerning additional restrictions on gun owners, local authorities are saying to the Federal government, “not in my jurisdiction.”
From Oregon to Mississippi, Obama’s executive orders have struck a nerve among rural lawmen and legislators, many of whom vow to ignore the restrictions or even stop the federal government from enforcing its gun policies under executive orders in their areas.
The Supreme Court has twice ruled that Americans not only have a right to have guns for protection, but have a Second Amendment right to bear those arms.
However, the American Federalis continue to ignore those laws with which they disagree - so turnabout is only fair play to keep the federal government from encroaching on local and state implementation of gun laws.