More New York Sheriffs Announce They Won’t Enforce the State’s Strict Gun Control Laws
New York was determined to become the first state to pass knee jerk gun control legislation following last year’s Sandy Hook Shootings.
They succeeded, the SAFE Act was literally passed under the cover of night with virtually no debate, despite protests from politicians, law enforcement and citizens.
The law limits magazine capacity to seven rounds and strictly controls ownership of guns the state deems “assault weapons” which includes guns with misc visual features and not their actual function.
Now the law enforcement community in New York is speaking out.
According to BizPacReview,
Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond said he doesn’t intend to enforce the law, and that his office won’t lift a finger to make law-abiding citizens to turn in their firearms.
“I’m not going back on my personal conviction,” he said. Residents have told him this is what they want, he said, and “I’ve stood up for them, and I will continue to do so.”
“They generally treat [their firearms] safely,” he said. “If the governor thinks I am wrong, so be it.”
Desmond has plenty of company. The New York Sheriff’s Association has joined five individual sheriffs in a court effort to block enforcement of the firearms and magazine restrictions.
We can only hope that more and more sheriffs will join in this theme of refusing to dedicate their resources to enforcing these ridiculous laws.
Hopefully pro-gun mayors and police chiefs will also step up to the plate and do the same.