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Utah Sheriff's Assc. letter to the Prez.

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by GunDr, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    Utah Sheriff

    UTAH SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION

    P.O. Box 787

    East Carbon City, Utah 84520
    (
    435) 888-2004

    Fax: (435) 888-0842

    7 January 2013

    The Honorable Barack Obama
    President of the United States of America
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    Dear President Obama:

    We, the elected sheriffs of Utah, like so many of our fellow Americans, are literally heartbroken for the loved ones of the murdered victims in Connecticut. As Utahans, we are not strangers to this kind of carnage—-one of the latest being the 2007 Trolley Square murders wherein nine innocents were gunned down-five losing their lives.

    We also recognize the scores of other recent domestic massacres, which have decimated countless honorable lives. As Americans, we value the sanctity of life. Furthermore, similar to our inspired Founders, we acknowledge our subservience to a higher power.

    With the number of mass shootings America has endured, it is easy to demonize firearms; it is also foolish and prejudiced. Firearms are nothing more than instruments, valuable and potentially dangerous, but instruments nonetheless. Malevolent souls, like the criminals who commit mass murders, will always exploit valuable instruments in the pursuit of evil. As professional peace officers, if we understand nothing else, we understand this:

    lawful violence must sometimes be employed to deter and stop criminal violence. Consequently, the citizenry must continue its ability to keep and bear arms, including arms that adequately protect them from all types of illegality.

    As your administration and Congress continue to grapple with the complex issue of firearm regulations, we pray that the Almighty will guide the People’s Representatives collectively. For that reason, it is imperative this discussion be had in Congress, not silenced unilaterally by executive orders. As you deliberate, please remember the Founders of this great nation
    created the Constitution, and its accompanying Bill of Rights, in an effort to protect citizens from all forms of tyrannical subjugation.

    We respect the Office of the President of the United States of America. But, make no mistake, as the duly-elected sheriffs of our respective counties, we will enforce the rights guaranteed to our citizens by the Constitution. No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights-in particular Amendment II-has given them. We, like you, swore a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the
    United States, and we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation.

    The Utah Sheriffs’ Association


    The letter was signed by 28 0f the 29 Sheriffs. Sheriff James M. Winder of the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is not currently a member of the Utah Sheriff’s Association and therefore, was not a signatory of the letter
     
  2. fast gun

    fast gun Active Member

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    Outstanding I wish the sheriffs assn in all 50 states would follow suit. It might wake the kenyan ass clown and his circus of fools up but I doubt it. I hope that when its time to elect congress theres a major shift.
     
  3. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    Remember what happened to Congress in 1994 after the Clinton ban ???? He lost both houses.
     
  4. gdbabin

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    I have a fondness for Utah.... I carry one of their credentials in my wallet.
     
  5. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    The last sentence says alot...

    "We, like you, swore a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation."
     
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