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Kentucky Sheriff Vows to Protect Residents from Obama Gun Control

By:  Alex Newman
01/18/2013
       
Kentucky Sheriff Vows to Protect Residents from Obama Gun Control

As the Obama administration and some Democrat lawmakers plot more infringements on the right to keep and bear arms, residents in at least one Kentucky county are relieved knowing that they will be protected from unconstitutional gun control and federal lawlessness by their chief law enforcement officer, Sheriff Denny Peyman. In an interview with The New American, the liberty-minded Jackson County sheriff said he would refuse to enforce any more assaults on the Second Amendment, and that federal agents would not be allowed to do so either — at least not in his jurisdiction. Teachers will be allowed to bear arms as well, he said.

As the Obama administration and some Democrat lawmakers plot more infringements on the right to keep and bear arms, residents in at least one Kentucky county are relieved knowing that they will be protected from unconstitutional gun control and federal lawlessness by their chief law-enforcement officer, Sheriff Denny Peyman. In an interview with The New American, the liberty-minded Jackson County sheriff said he would refuse to enforce any more assaults on the Second Amendment, and that federal agents would not be allowed to do so either — at least not in his jurisdiction. Teachers will be allowed to bear arms as well, he said.

The patriotic sheriff, who believes in the Constitution and wants citizens to be able to defend themselves, is part of a growing trend that is catching fire all across America — especially recently as Obama tries to further restrict gun rights. Chief law-enforcement officers from Oregon and Texas to Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Alabama are drawing a line in the sand, telling the federal government that in their jurisdictions, at least, the Constitution still applies and citizens’ rights must be respected. Numerous state governments, meanwhile, are considering legislation that would put federal agents in prison for up to five years if they attempt to enforce new unconstitutional infringements.

“Anytime that they come against the Second Amendment, or try to say ‘we’re going to do this or we’re going to do that,’ well we here are not going to comply with that,” said Sheriff Peyman, who became an instant celebrity after promising local residents that he would defend their rights. “I can’t justify complying, taking a gun away from a citizen when it takes me sometimes 30 minutes to respond to a situation where they have somebody kicking in their door in a remote area. I would rather that people be able to protect themselves.”

Despite the Second Amendment, the sheriff explained, politicians in Washington, D.C., are openly talking about banning certain magazines and clips that hold more than an arbitrary number of bullets. “I have one, and the reason I have one is because I want one, not because I’m the sheriff, but because I’m a citizen and I’m entitled to have those,” he continued. “The government has them, so the citizens are allowed to have them — that’s what the Second Amendment is.”

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