The Faithful Sheriffs
The refusal of sheriffs to enforce laws on gun control is at the top of page one of the New York Times this morning. Nice to see it there, as this is one of our favorite stories, trans-combining all the conflicting elements of federalism and constitutionalism. The Times focuses on the decision of the sheriff of Weld County, Colorado, to hang back from enforcing a law banning the possession, sale, or transfer of so-called large=capacity magazines. It describes the sheriff, John Cooke, holding up two magazines, one bought before and one after the ban went into effect, and challenging members of an audience to tell the difference. Even if an officer could tell the difference, the law is as unconstitutional as a ban on gospel music or a trial by a jury of kings.
[readon2 url=”http://www.nysun.com/editorials/the-faithful-sheriffs/88520/”]Read the rest at The New York Sun[/readon2]