Taking his oath seriously

John Cooke, Sheriff of Weld County, Colorado, has stated that he will refuse to enforce the state’s newest civil rights violations passed by the Democrats in the state House.

Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said he won’t enforce either gun-control measure waiting to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper, saying the laws are “unenforceable” and would “give a false sense of security.”

One bill passed Friday would expand requirements to have background checks for firearm purchases. Hickenlooper is expected to sign it into law within two weeks.

Earlier this week, Colorado lawmakers approved a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines. It also is awaiting the expected approval of the governor.

Cooke said Democratic lawmakers are uninformed but are scrambling in reaction to recent tragedies in the nation.

“They’re feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable,” he said.

Cooke said the bill requiring a $10 background check to legally transfer a gun would not keep firearms out of the hands of those who use them for violence.

“Criminals are still going to get their guns,” he said.

Cooke said the other bill would also technically ban all magazines because of a provision that outlaws any magazine that can be altered. He said all magazines can be altered to a higher capacity.

Over at the HuffPo, there is outrage at the Sheriff for “not doing his job”. The calls for his ouster can be measured in the hundreds.

I guess now that I can be certain that all of these same folks would likewise be outraged to know that Denver, which sits just outside Weld County, is a Sanctuary City where neither the Denver County Sheriff’s department, City of Denver Police, or the Colorado State Patrol will enforce the laws concerning immigration.

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