Recently a sheriff (I won't name him or even give his state - you can google him if you are truly interested) said he won't enforce 'unconstitutional' gun laws and will arrest feds if they try to do it in his territory.
Well, someone should tell him he is a sheriff not a judge or congressman. As a sheriff he is sworn to uphold the laws, not make them.
He does not have the legal power to decide if a law is unconstitutional. That right is reserved for judges. If he wants to do that, he needs to study hard, get a law degree, work as a judge, and maybe, just maybe, some President will appoint him as a Supreme Court Justice (and congress might approve him.) Nor does he have the power to make laws. To do that he has to run for congress or at least state assembly.
Because you see a sheriff that attempts to stop federal agents from enforcing laws is not a sheriff.
He's just an arrogant fool with a gun. Worse he is also a two-bit dictator with a gun trying to tell us how to live our lives. He doesn't have that power or authority.
Do you want to know what happens to arrogant fools with guns that try to interfere with federal agents doing their job?
- First the federal agents try to arrest them.
- Second, if they don't drop their gun, they got shot by those federal agents.
- Third, those federal agents get praise for killing a dangerous lunatic with a gun.
Now I don't think that's going to happen. Mainly because this sheriff is also a paranoid fool trying to get some publicity.
He thinks by talking big, he raises his status. No, just makes it easier to take him down a peg or two in the courts.
The main things he is afraid of are things no one is doing. He likes to lie about what the President is trying or will try to do, because he doesn't believe in the President.
Then he lies about what he personally is willing to do. At hear this guy is just a coward. When faced with federal agents armed with guns and the real power of the courts, he will back down. He won't try to stop the federal agents. He will sit back and take it like a weak, state employee with little real power.
P.S. Is the sheriff aware that since 1968 more Americans were killed by firearms on US soil then in all American wars since .... 1775. 1.4 million vs 1.2 million. (Source) That pretty shocking.
But more so is the fact that in 2011 alone, more Americans died from gun shots than in the the Iraq War, Afghanistan War, and the Persian Gulf War combined. You could even through in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Mexican War for good measure.
Also, more Americans died from gunshots on american soil during George W Bush's term (CDC says 212,334 gun deaths from 2001 to 2007) than in every single American war excluding the big three (Civil, WWI and WWII) (124,262). Yes, I know GW Bush's term ended in 2008, but I was being generous.