2nd Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Any New Gun Laws
Kentucky's Tim Mueller sends letter to Joe Biden
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2013 9:40 AM CST
Rifles line a wall above in front of people standing in a gun shop.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

(Newser) – President Obama will reveal his gun control plans this morning, and one Kentucky sheriff will no doubt be listening closely. Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller has become the country's second man in such a position to declare that he does not plan to enforce any laws he sees as unconstitutional. A Kentucky sheriff made the same announcement yesterday, though Mueller may have one-upped him: He sent a letter saying as much to Joe Biden.

Mueller tells the AP he doesn't actually think Biden will get his letter, but "it needed to be said, so I said it." Most households in his county have guns, he says, and residents had been asking his deputies what new gun laws would mean for them. Mueller's answer? Nothing. "We're restricted and prohibited from enforcing all types of federal laws, including immigration laws. It would be unreasonable for anyone to think that I would enforce a federal firearms law." (In related news, the NRA is slamming Obama as an "elitist hypocrite" in a new ad.)

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Antone123
Jan 22, 2013 1:59 AM CST
Just another guy with his head up his ass. Really not worth a comment.
JoeNobody
Jan 17, 2013 5:30 PM CST
I can't wait to go to their county and ignore all their silly speed laws making people drive artificially slow, and stupid traffic signs telling me to "Stop" at an intersection when clearly there is no other traffic coming close. Or why should I yield right of way to a pedestrian when obviously I can beat them thru the crosswalk with no trouble at all. What do you suppose this same stupid-ass Sheriff, ostensibly sworn to "Uphold the Law" would have to say about that? I remember a highway patrol telling me one time, "I don't make the laws son, I just enforce them. Tell it to the Judge."
texron
Jan 16, 2013 9:09 PM CST
If someone breaks the law...arrest him and put him in jail...IT'S THE LAW !!!