Letter: It’s not for sheriffs to determine the enforceable laws of the land

2013-01-21T09:00:00Z Letter: It’s not for sheriffs to determine the enforceable laws of the land Corvallis Gazette Times
January 21, 2013 9:00 am

Regardless of his opinion of the proposed gun-control legislation now being proposed by the Obama administration, it is not the responsibility of Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller to decide any resulting gun laws are unconstitutional. That duty belongs to the court system, with the ultimate authority residing with the Supreme Court.

Ironically, if the gun laws pass and Sheriff Mueller does not enforce them, his usurpation of the authority of the court system will itself be unconstitutional.

Lee Turnbull, Corvallis

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  1. CurtisB
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    CurtisB - January 22, 2013 9:52 am
    Mr. Turnbull,
    Interpretation of the 2nd Amendment???
    For your information Sheriff Mueller took an OATH (as all Sheriffs, Military and Ex-Military personnel did) and that OATH was to "Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States, both foreign AND DOMESTIC!" It does not protect the whims or suggestions of the existing President NOR HIS ILLEGAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT GO AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION! That OATH WE TOOK OVERRIDES ALL OTHER OATHS and does NOT go away when we leave the Service....therefore STAYS IN EFFECT ALL OUR LIVES. We citizens are GUARANTEED the right to "Bear Arms" and Sheriff Mueller is standing behind his oath!! It takes GUTS to stand up to the Feds and challenge them when they are wrong AND MANY SHERIFFS THROUGHOUT THE US ARE NOW DOING JUST THAT!! I challenge you to Google "The Oath Keepers" and Sheriff Mack (who stood up to the Feds, took them to the US Supreme Court (Mack vs US) and WON HIS CASE AGAINST THEM!!!
    If our Founding Fathers didn't stand up and say "NO" to the Brits we would have never become the United States.....or is that OK with you?? Many liberals back then (Loyalists) said to "just obey the British laws and all would be fine". They didn't want any "trouble."
    Our gun rights were NOT secured for HUNTING purposes, they were specifically laid down to protect we citizens from a Govt with TOO MUCH POWER!!
    WAKE UP PEOPLE......we are only a few steps from a dictatorship.....and our gun rights are the last line in the sand.....and the Feds know it!!
    KUDOS to Sheriff Mueller who would rather STAND BEHIND HIS OATH AND CHALLENGE THE FEDS!! SHAME ON SHERIFF SIMPSON FOR BREAKING HER OATH....SO NOW HOW CAN ANYONE TRUST HER ANYMORE???
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