Colorado is on track to become the first state after New York to significantly increase gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, with several bills passed by the legislature now awaiting an expected signature by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
The degree to which these measures get enforced, however, is a question mark.
Even before the bills had passed, the County Sheriffs of Colorado came out against the measures – urging a one-year wait after Newtown before any gun-control legislation was introduced. And now, at least one Colorado sheriff has said he doesn’t support the new laws, and doesn’t plan to enforce them.
“They’re feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable,” Weld County Sheriff John Cooke told the Greeley Tribune. "Criminals are still going to get their guns."
WND says there are now 340 sheriffs.
A Colorado sheriff has joined the list of at least 340 sheriffs who have vowed to uphold the Constitution against gun-control measures that violate Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
Here is the sheriff from three months ago.
"When you have a state of emergency the police are overwhelmed. That’s when we need responsible citizens to assist us by protecting their homes and families."