THIS is the actual statement one of those sheriffs who was grossly misrepresented in Glorias slanderous little "article" actually made.
That is what it means to serve, Lillie. To put the laws of the US Government before your own agenda. To follow your oath. To man up and respect and honor the oath that you made, even if it may rub against your personal agenda or desire concerning an issue, and to do it with INTEGRITY.
This is what our gun loving Sheriff's should be doing. Not writing bratty and traitorous letters to the press for some foot stomping childish attention. I hope any who do are fired and charged with impeding justice if they do in fact fail to carry out the law.
If you think I'm alone, then you are talking the crazy talk. Military members are much much more protective of their gun rights than anyone else I know (from personal experience) including people who hunt and those who live in bad neighborhoods. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to interpret the second amendment. It's pretty ****ing clear. The Constitution comes before any of the others in our oath.
Is it?It's pretty ****ing clear.
Maybe you should stop cursing at me because you sound really trashy. I won't debate anymore with you. This is the second time you have used the F word towards me and I find your language unacceptable. This is a fun debate board, and either you take it too seriously, or you just have no idea how normal adults speak to one another. Over and out, Lillie. If CNS news is mainstream to you you are more "right" than I thought. Maybe instead of telling me what to do YOU should focus, that is the same exact article Gloria posted two pages back. I read it, did you?
Missy, I am sick of you letting her treat people like this on this board. I let it go the first time but I have no idea who would want to subject themselves to her continued foul language and hatefulness.
Anyway. I'm off to enjoy a great workout. Missy, I trust that this sort of language is unacceptable on a fun debate board. I know I'm not the only one uncomfortable being cursed at with the F word. This is not the first time, and I hope you will handle it. Its ridiculous.
Last edited by Potter75; 01-26-2013 at 09:07 AM.
If I sell my car to a private individual, I would have to check to see if they had a valid license in order for them to drive my car. While I am still the RO I have to carry insurance on it which wouldn't necessarily cover an unlicensed driver.
To get back to the debate, Lillie, I have 2 responses.
First of all, I'm not sure what would be unconstitutional about background checks and registration for guns. You'll need to explain how the Second Amendment prohibits that, because I don't see anything about that in the text. If your argument is that literally everyone is guaranteed the right to own a gun, do you support known criminals being able to buy guns openly and legally? Children? I mean, I think that most people agree that *some* limits are sensible, but the Second Amendment doesn't really go into that. So if you could please explain exactly what you mean about the "unconstitutionality" of it, I would like to hear more.
The second point is that I agree that it is not up to individual police forces to interpret the "constitutionality" of given laws. There is nothing in the Constitution that expressly talks about, for example, child pornography. I would not support police officers taking it upon themselves to decide that laws against child porn violate the First Amendment (freedom of expression) and that they simply won't be enforced. If such a thing were to happen, even if those police officers' direct bosses also took such a view, I would hope that the people higher up in the force would show better sense and remove them.
No, I was talking about what most of the Sheriff's letters were about. Taking guns away from people. I don't have a problem with background checks or registering new gun purchases.
My integrity is more important than my job. If someone told me to take away someone's rights just because someone above told them to, then I'd lose my job (and in my case go to jail). But that's only if they have enough military to actually do anything. If someone decides the military is the way to get assault rifles away from citizens, then they need to plan to enlist/commission a *lot* of liberals because I can almost guarantee there won't be enough of the current military left to guard the ones locked up let alone actually finish the job. That goes for cops too, I'm guessing. I'm not taking a gun away from anyone unless they've got it pointed at someone.
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