Precedent for ignoring law supports Schirard

Sheriff Duke Schirard has a high level of precedent to follow if he ignores a part of recent Colorado gun laws that he says “are asinine and unenforceable.” Never did he say publicly that they were unconstitutional. In July 2012, President Obama issued a presidential fiat, through Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, that ordered ICE agents to ignore the federal law by stopping the arrest of illegal persons for deportation – clearly an order to violate current law. It was a political move to increase his Hispanic vote in the upcoming fall election. A county sheriff is more able to determine enforceability than others who are not in law enforcement. I will not comment on who I think are “idiots!”

Hugh A. Towsley


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