Here is the most ambiguous and ignorant statement i have ever seen from a lical executive branch authority, i am outraged and am still willing to call out any sheriff on his position selling the people of the state to unbridled control and submission to the feds! I am outraged!
Here is their pathetic sellout statement!
We, the sheriffs of the State of Idaho support the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and we oppose any intrusion upon those rights. The resolution recently passed by the National Sheriff’s Association eloquently states the exact position of the Idaho Sheriff’s Association and therefore, we adopt it as ours. The resolution reads:
National Sheriff’s Association Resolution: 2013-1
WHEREAS, the elected Sheriff is recognized throughout the United States as the chief local law enforcement officer and is directly accountable to the people through the electoral process; and
WHEREAS, all sheriffs take an oath of office to enforce and defend the United States Constitution and state constitution and laws; and
WHEREAS, a primary mission of sheriffs is to ensure public safety; and
WHEREAS, gun safety is vitally important to our nation’s public health and the 3,080 sheriffs of this nation; and
WHEREAS, the cause of violence, including gun violence, must be addressed on many fronts, including improved mental health treatment, media violence, drugs, gangs, breakdown of the family, strengthening laws that prevent or reduce the access of legally prohibited persons to firearms and vigorous enforcement of existing laws; and
WHEREAS, the National Sheriffs’ Association represents the interests of all sheriffs who are sworn to support and defend the United States Constitution; and
WHEREAS, sheriffs strongly support our citizens’ protected right to bear arms under the Second Amendment and the National Sheriffs’ Association does not support any laws that deprive any citizen of the rights provided under the Constitution and Bill of Rights; and
WHEREAS, the doctrine of judicial review grants to the United States Supreme Court and the lower courts the power to determine the constitutionality of any law and sheriffs do not v possess the legal authority to interpret the constitutionality of any law;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the National Sheriffs’ Association supports the rights conferred by the Second Amendment and further recognizes the ultimate authority of the courts in interpreting the scope of those constitutional rights
The Idaho Sheriffs’ Association recognizes that the efforts of our state legislature, congress and president are to provide for safer communities by a reduction in gun violence. We take different paths, but the goal is the same. In order to achieve success we must work together on issues upon which we can agree. Citizens expect it and our children deserve it.
Please contact your sheriff for further explanation as to his/her position on various bills being proposed by state legislators and Congress. We encourage all citizens to contact their state legislators and Congressional representatives and let them know how they feel about this issue.
Idaho Sheriffs’ Association, 1087 W. River St. Ste100, Boise, ID 83702, 287-0001, idahosheriffsassociation.com