The Utah Sheriff's Association has sent a warning to Barack Obama. It was in the form of a letter in which they pledge to go to war over any plans by his administration to take guns away, even if that means they will lose their lives in the process.
The association called the demonizing of firearms in the wake of the number of mass shootings that America has endured as "foolish and prejudiced." They rightly pointed out that "Firearms are nothing more than instruments, valuable and potentially dangerous, but instruments nonetheless. Malevolent souls, like the criminals who commit mass murders, will always exploit valuable instruments in the pursuit of evil."
They also drew on their own experience in law enforcement, something that Barack Obama does not have, as they declared:
"Lawful violence must sometimes be employed to deter and stop criminal violence."
"Consequently," the letter continued, "the citizenry must continue its ability to keep and bear arms, including arms that adequately protect them from all types of illegality." Obviously, there is a veiled reference there to the tyranny and criminal activity of an oppressive government.
The Association wrote that they would be in prayer to the Almighty to guide the People's Representatives collectively as they grapple with regulations. They urged Obama to operate within the guidelines of the Constitution writing, "it is imperative this discussion be had in Congress, not silenced unilaterally by executive orders."
The letter went on to urged Obama to remember the Founders that created the Constitution and the Bill of Rights "in an effort to protect citizens from all forms of tyrannical subjugation."
Finally, they warned the administration and all federal agencies under the Executive Branch:
"We respect the Office of the President of the United States of America. Make no mistake, as the duly-elected sheriffs our 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."
As of yet, there has been no talk of confiscation of firearms. However, that was true of Great Britain before the War for Independence as well. It finally resulted in that. My guess is that we will eventually see a push for that in the coming days.