Colorado Sheriffs Allege Democrats Threatening to Withhold Pay Raises if Sheriffs Oppose New Gun Laws

March 11 2013
by GSL Staff
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Well this is disturbing, but not surprising.

According to the Daily Caller, Democratic lawmakers in CO are threatening CO sheriffs if they oppose their slate of new anti gun legislation pushing its way through the CO state legislature.

Sheriffs across the country, generally the only elected law enforcement in a given county, have generally been opposed to any new gun restrictions with many going as far as to say they won’t enforce new laws.

From the Daily Caller:

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa says that unnamed Democrats in Colorado’s state Senate have threatened to withhold pay raises for the state’s sheriffs in retaliation for their opposition to a package of gun control measures that will get their final vote in the Senate on Monday.

Maketa, a Republican elected in 2002, made the allegation on a talk radio show Saturday. He told KVOR host Jeff Crank that he received an email from a member of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, a lobbying group, informing him that “the Senate Dem leadership is very upset with the sheriffs and their opposition to the gun control bills.”

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