naturalnews.com / By J. D. Heyes / Tuesday, January 29, 2013
(NaturalNews) Sentiment is rising among local sheriffs all across the country to take a stand against what they perceive as a wave of unconstitutional gun control laws coming down the pike, with many pledging to ignore measures that would ban certain firearms or otherwise punish law-abiding gun owners with new, onerous restrictions.
In Missouri, Johnson County Sheriff Charles M. Heiss is urging state colleagues, as well as sheriffs from all over the nation, to send a letter to the White House similar to one that he says he sent to the president Jan. 16.
In the letter, Heiss – who said he has held his office since 1997 – expressed concern with the “tone” of the administration regarding the White House’s pledge to use whatever means necessary to impose new gun control measures.
‘Sworn duty’ to protect the citizens and the Constitution
“It appears to me and many Americans that there is a genuine desire on the part of your administration to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens in the interest of curbing gun violence in our nation,” Heiss wrote. “Any attempt to restrict these Second Amendment rights through executive order is unconstitutional and tantamount to an all-out assault on the United States Constitution.”
Heiss goes on to tell Obama in the letter that he has a “sworn duty” to protect his constituents not just from the criminal element, but from any federal efforts to deny them their constitutional rights.