From Middletown resident William Boylan, views do not necessarily reflect those of the Middletown Insider, this letter is published as a courtesy. Thank you Mr. Boylan!
Dear Senator Murphy,Unfortunately, time did not allow everyone to ask their questions at the “town hall” meeting, held last week in Manchester.
My question concerns how the federal government intends to enforce any new restrictions on the Right of the People to keep and bear arms, under the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, when like as not, there will be rampant defiance of these laws by the People, and law enforcement agencies, around the country.
As it is, the Justice Department already refuses to enforce any number of laws. For example, it refused to enforce laws against voter intimidation in Philadelphia in 2008, it will not uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and it does not uphold our nation’s immigration laws nor secure our borders.
In my humble opinion, this refusal to enforce the laws of our nation is in violation of the President’s and the Attorney General’s oaths to uphold and faithfully execute the laws of the United States.
Further, as detailed below, with sources, there are over 300 sheriffs in 34 states and Sheriff Associations in at least 14 states that boldly declare they will not enforce any law that infringes upon the Constitutional rights of the Citizens in their respective jurisdictions. Undoubtedly, there are law enforcement personnel in all 50 states, including Connecticut, that have similar, yet unspoken views.
In fact, some sheriffs have clearly stated that any federal official attempting to violate the rights of their citizens will be arrested and charged with felonies, and the Texas Legislature is considering the “Firearms Protection Act”, which essentially would nullify any new Federal restrictions on the Second Amendment.
Further adding to the conundrum, is the fact that 110 gun and ammo manufacturers are refusing to do business with law enforcement in states such as New York, that have enacted more restrictive gun laws. And the number is growing. http://www.guns.com/2013/03/01/wilson-combat-joins-over-100-companies-boycotting-law-enforcement-sales/
All of this considered, that law enforcement nationwide is, in essence, revolting and nullifying an over-reach of federal authority, only adds to the speculation as to why the federal government is buying enough ammo to conduct a 24 year war. There are many who think the government is preparing to fight a war against its own people! Can you blame them for their suspicions? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/14/why-is-department-homeland-security-buying-so-many-bullets/ and http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/feds-buying-enough-bullets-for-24-year-war/
As you see, Senator Murphy, my concerns are backed up by extensive research and my source material is contained, herein. I encourage you to check my sources and to conduct further research on you own.
There is, however, one source I want you to pay particular attention to; http://www.survivalandbeyond.net/tag/richard-mack/
Especially watch the short video where Sheriff Richard Mack speaks out about police brutality. The things you will see, documented on camera, will make you sick to your stomach. What you will see serves to add credence to the words of George Washington, the Father of our country:
“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”
I fully expect a comprehensive reply to my letter that addresses my specific concerns and details the result of your independent research, rather than the generic, canned response, typical of many politicians.
Very truly yours,
311 County sheriffs in 34 states including Calif., New York, New Hampshire, Maryland, Texas and Ohio, and sheriff associations in at least 14 states, are refusing to enforce any unconstitutional laws, gun laws in particular, coming out of Washington DC and some are even warning their own state legislatures of the same!
In Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is calling proposals to seize firearms unconstitutional and warns of dire consequences if such plans are enacted.
“This is about attacking the Second Amendment, it’s about going after the wrong crowd,” it would be an act of tyranny and the people in Milwaukee County do not have to worry about me enforcing some sort of order that goes out and collects everybody’s handgun, or rifles, or any kind of firearm and makes them turn them in.
“The reason is I don’t want to get shot, because I believe that if somebody tried to enforce something of that magnitude, you would see the second coming of an American Revolution, the likes of which would make the first revolution pale by comparison.”
In New Mexico, 30 of the state's 33 county sheriffs have reminded state lawmakers that they are under oath to support the U.S. Constitution, and that includes the Second Amendment. http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2900557.shtml?cat=513
“I call on sheriffs all over this nation to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom.” - Richard Mack
And be sure to watch the video on this page, too. I especially want to know your opinion of what you see, there.
In a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, Grant County Oregon Sheriff, Glenn Palmer writes: "I will not tolerate nor will I permit any federal incursion within the exterior boundaries of Grant County, Oregon, where any type of gun control legislation aimed at disarming law -abiding citizens is the goal or objective."A Utah Sheriff’s Association letter to Pres. Obama states in part:
“We respect the Office of the President of the Unites 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.
(How many of our elected officials are similarly willing to lay down their lives to protect and defend the Constitution? How many might be content to send the sons of other men to die in order to further their own ambitions of power?)
Texas Representative Steve Toth says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order, which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms, or limit the size of gun magazines, illegal in the state, AM 1200 WOAI news reports.
He also says his measure calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state.
"If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person is subject to criminal prosecution," Toth told 1200 WOAI's Joe Pags Tuesday. He says his bill would make attempting to enforce a federal gun ban in Texas punishable by a $50,000 fine and up to five years in prison.
Read more: http://radio.woai.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=119078&article=10700507#ixzz2Lfe05AqO
Sources include CNS New, World Net Daily, WOAI Radio 1200.
Note: The NRA was formed to protect freed slaves from Southern Democrats and the KKK, as stated here by prominent black civic and religious leaders, such as Kent Blackwell, Chairman for the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, at the Conference on Reducing Gun Violence, held at the National Press Club in Washington DC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLN9OtPEEco
And, the USJD is in fact complicit in providing weapons to Mexican drug cartels, via Operation Fast and Furious, which has lead to the deaths of countless Mexican citizens and at least one US Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=ytff-yff17&p=operaton+fast+and+furious%2C+border+patrol+agent+killed and http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20115038-10391695.html I believe that Operation Fast and Furious and the attempted cover-up are both impeachable offenses.