Thank you Sheriff for standing UP to our "President"....asterik....
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Dear Mr. President,
Last year, I was re-elected overwhelmingly to my second term as Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona. The citizens of Pinal County have placed their sacred trust into my hands and the hands of my office to keep them and their families safe.
Our nation has seen several tragic attacks against innocent adults and
children by criminals armed with guns. Because of these attacks, many
politicians including yourself have used these tragic events as a means
to push their agenda related to "gun control."
America has seen an
even higher number of our citizens killed by impaired drivers involved
in automobile collisions. Why are you not seeking to remove vehicles
from our roadways?….it's because you realize it's the drivers who are at
fault and not the vehicle they were driving. This same analogy holds
true with these shootings….it's not the gun that's at fault but rather
the criminals who use them. Do you honestly feel that any criminal or
someone who is mentally ill will obey an executive order made by you
related to "gun control?" Criminals get their name, because they don't
follow our laws already Mr. President. I have sworn a solemn oath to
preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of
America when I was first sworn in as an Army Private, later as an Army
Officer, then as a Police Officer and now twice as the constitutionally
elected Sheriff. You too Mr. President have taken the same oath,
therefore I am gravelly alarmed - just as most Americans are that you
would attempt to circumvent the Constitution of the United States.
The most important office in our republic is that of a private citizen.
You are not a dictator or a king, who can act unilaterally and ignore
our legislative process of law making. All elected leaders are empowered
as a trustee of the people we are elected to serve. We are given
designated and limited powers. Your actions and quest for
unconstitutional power threatens the future of our sacred Republic and
the Liberty we all hold so dear. Your own administration during,
"Operation Fast and Furious" facilitated and approved the transfer of
over 2,000 weapons to the Mexican Drug Cartels who the Mexican
Government is at war against and over
60,000 people have been
killed. Those same weapons have made their way back into the United
States and have been used to kill and injure our citizens and members of
law enforcement, yet now you threaten to use an executive order to take
away the 2nd Amendment Rights of our citizens?
Mr. President, if
you attempt to carry through with your proposal, it will hinder the
ability of good citizens to defend and protect themselves and others
against those who wish to cause them harm through the use of deadly
force. Your actions would turn many good citizens, who wish to maintain
their God given Constitutional Rights to bear arms, into criminals.
am writing you this letter today to inform you that any "law" or
regulation created by an executive order of your office which is
contrary to what the Constitution of the United States of America says,
shall be deemed as unlawful and shall not be carried out by myself or my
I will also push for legislation which would make it a
crime for any federal law enforcement officer to infringe upon any of
Constitutional rights of the citizens I am sworn to protect. Neither
myself nor you have any right to infringe upon the 2nd Amendment
Constitutional Rights of our citizens. Former President Ronald Regan
said it best, "The right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not
be infringed if liberty in America is to survive."
With grave concern,
Paul Babeu, Sheriff