To the editor:
America's Constitution is under attack. Our Second Amendment has been affirmed as an individual right.
In a victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on or about, Dec. 11, 2012 struck down Illinois' ban on carrying concealed weapons -- the only total concealed-carry ban in the country.
Despite these affirmations, the Liberal Gun Ban Crowd, being led by President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and California Senator Barbara Boxer, are out to "infringe" the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, strip Americans of their firearms using deceptive terminologies and foolish rhetoric. These very same Liberals are very well protected by "armed" security guards and Americans pay the tab. Many Governors, Legislators and Sheriffs across the Country and standing up…..speaking up and letting the Federal Government know that their illegal gun ban efforts will NOT be enforced.
Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller went public Tuesday with a letter addressed to Vice President Joe Biden. In it, he said he would not deprive citizens of their right to bear arms when they have broken no laws. He also said he wouldn't let federal authorities enforce gun regulations in his territory either. I have posed the following letter to Cannon County Sheriff Darrel Young. I received a response that was not signed, so as of this date, I cannot attest to his Official position on this very important matter.
Dear Sheriff Darrell Young,
As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Cannon County you were required to take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Having taken that oath I would like to know if you will honor your oath by refusing to enforce Federal rules, regulations and directives that violate the Constitution and/or the Bill of Rights.
The Second Amendment clearly proclaims that the people have a right to own guns and the government is prohibited from infringing on the right of the people to own guns if they choose to do so. Your primary job is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the rights of the people that live in your County.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal government has no lawful jurisdiction in the counties and that when the Sheriff chooses to enforce an unconstitutional directive, he is violating his Constitutional Oath.
The people of Cannon County are The People and you are their Chief Law Enforcement Representative. We The People of Cannon County expect you to represent us and not the Federal Government.
I would like to know if you are given an order by the president of The USA that violates the Constitution, will you honor your oath?
Matt Studd, Woodbury