At least two sheriffs in the State of Oregon have written letters to Vice President Joe Biden following his submission of ideas he proposed to Barack Obama concerning more gun control laws. Sheriff Jim Hensley of Crook County and Sheriff Tim Mueller of Linn County sent Biden similar letters in which they concluded that they would not "stand idly by, while my citizens are turned into criminals due to the unconstitutional actions of misguided politicians."
Sheriff Tim Mueller sent his letter to Biden on January 14 and indicated that he and his deputies swore an oath just like Biden did to support the Constitution of the United States. Mueller, who has served the people of Linn County for over 28 years as a member of the Linn County Sheriff's Office and three years of active duty as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army, wrote:
"In the wake of the recent criminal events, politicians are attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims by advocating for laws that would prevent honest, law abiding Americans from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines. We are Americans. We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact laws that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws."
Sheriff Mueller then warned,
Sheriff Hensley also sent a letter to Biden on January 15, which was almost verbatim of that of Sheriff Mueller. Hensley has served the people of Crook County as a member of the Crook County Sheriff's Office and the Prineville Police Department for over 30 years.
"Any federal regulation enacted by Congress or by executive order of the President offending the constitutional rights of my citizens shall not be enforced by me or by my deputies, nor will I permit the enforcement of any unconstitutional regulations or orders by federal officers within the borders of Linn County Oregon."
Hensley affirmed the exact same thing that Mueller did and that is that he took the same oath and takes it just as serious. He will oppose unconstitutional laws and federal agents and politicians who seek to enforce them.
I have to confess that in writing this article I get chills. It's not often that I have heard such patriotism in recent days. It is good to call wicked men to repent of their actions, including those within government who are seeking to be a law unto themselves. Not only are these sheriffs doing that, but sheriffs around the country are taking this stand.
If you missed it, please read the story of Sheriff Scott Berry in Georgia who took his business elsewhere because Dana Safety Supply decided they would discriminate against law abiding citizens and not sell them semi-automatic rifles and follow that up with Colorado Sheriff Ron Bruce who said that "with my dying breath, I would protect their current/existing Constitutional Rights.”
We owe these men tremendous honor and applaud them for their stand. If you are in the vicinity of these men or perhaps your sheriff takes a similar stand, please call them and encourage them or bake a pie and take it by to them to show your thankfulness for their dedication. These men are the defense line between us and a federal government that is getting, as my father use to say, "way to big for its britches!"