REPORT: Several sheriffs refuse to enforce state’s strict new gun laws

FEBRUARY 11, 2019

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Some sheriffs in several conservative Washington counties have refused to enforce the state’s sweeping restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional.

The November measure raised the minimum age for buying semi-automatic from 18 to 21, requires buyers to first pass a safety course and added expanded background checks and gun storage requirements. The National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing the measure is unconstitutional.

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Sheriffs in twelve, mostly rural, counties have decided not to enforce the law until the courts decide on the challenge, including Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Cowlitz, Douglas, Benton, Pacific, Stevens, Yakima, Wahkiakum, Mason and Klickitat. The police chief of Republic followed the sheriffs’ route.

“I swore an oath to defend our citizens and their constitutionally protected rights,” Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones told the Associated Press. “I do not believe the popular vote overrules that.”

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  1. len Bennett February 11th, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Thank God there’s some real man out there to protect the law.


  2. Terri February 11th, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    I live in Franklin County in Washington State & our sheriff says the same thing! This piece of crap initiative passed because of the west side of the state…..Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma, etc! They model themselves after California! The homeless population looks like San Francisco, they are sanctuary cities, & cater to the illegals! Eastern Washington is held hostage by them & their policies! Half of the state did not vote for this but whatever the west side wants, they get! On top of that, our governor is like a clown brown clone & our AG is an attention whore! He’s the one that brought the lawsuit against the florist, who happens to operate in my hometown! Sorry for the rant! I just get very frustrated & discouraged about how bad it’s gotten here in Washington state! 😥


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