Rosemary Potter: Defending our rights
April 4, 2013
To the editor:
I expect there are a lot of people who disagree with Charley Brown's letter in Wednesday's Craig Daily Press saying that the county sheriffs have no right not to enforce Colorado's new gun laws.
When the state of Colorado enacts laws that are contrary to our U.S. Constitution, we have a right not to obey those laws. We agree with the County Sheriffs of Colorado, whose position I pass on to you here.
The County Sheriffs of Colorado, a Littleton-based advocacy organization, released a position paper on the day of President Barack Obama's visit, arguing that gun control does not result in lower crime rates:
"We urge our state elected officials not to make decisions during this grieving period because it would likely lead to policies that are unenforceable and possibly unconstitutional, while punishing law abiding citizens and doing nothing to reduce violent crime," the paper read.
Sheriff Tim Jantz has our "thumbs up" for his stand for our Second Amendment rights guaranteed by our Constitution.
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It would be better for all of us to be law-abiding citizens (living by the Constitution) and not be deceived by those who think they know better. The new Colorado laws chip away at our right to defend ourselves against criminals who pay no attention to any law.
It is illogical to think we can stop gun violence by stripping our gun rights so that we cannot protect ourselves against criminals with guns. Chicago has very strict gun control, and it is the murder capital of the nation.