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Monday, January 21, 2013

More & More Sheriff's Coming out against Obama's New Gun Laws

NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com | WAGONER COUNTY, Oklahoma -
A Green Country Sheriff is 





taking a stand against President Obama's proposed gun laws.
Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert said he won't enforce these 
laws if passed.
Colbert said Obama's proposed gun restrictions violate the U.S. 
Constitution and the oath he took as sheriff.
Since President Obama announced his plans to tighten restrictions 
on gun laws, Colbert said his office is getting flooded with phone 
calls.
"The current concerns are that they're going to lose their weapons," 
Colbert said.
Under the President's plan, everyone will have to get a background 
check to buy a gun.
He's also asking Congress to ban all military-style assault weapons 
and implement a 10-round limit for magazines.
Colbert said he won't be enforcing tougher restrictions.
"As long as I'm sheriff, we will not take part in trying to remove any 
weapons, clips or anything else or enforce any executive orders," 
he said.
Colbert feels the regulations violate his oath to uphold the 
Oklahoma and U.S. Constitutions.
He's specifically concerned about trampling on the Second 
Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms.
"There's nothing I see that requires us to enforce an executive 
order," Colbert said.
Colbert feels the Obama administration is punishing the wrong 
people.
"In my entire career, it hasn't been the law-abiding citizens – (that 
are the) issue with weapons. It's been the law violators," Colbert 
said.
After a gunman massacred more than two dozen at a Connecticut 
elementary school in December, the President had Vice President 
Joe Biden head up a task force to review gun issues in America.
"While we may not be able to prevent every senseless act of 
violence in this country -- if there is even one thing we can do to 
reduce it, if even one life can be saved -- we've got an obligation to 
try," Obama said.
Obama has said he isn't trying to undo a strong tradition of gun 
ownership.
"I also believe most gun owners agree that we can respect the 
Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible, law-breaking 
few from causing harm on a massive scale," he said.
Colbert joins sheriffs in other states who aren't planning to enforce 
tougher gun laws.
Two of those sheriffs are Minnesota and Oregon.
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