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Sheriffs are in a unique position, they are the only elected law enforcement officers we have. Alot of sheriffs dont realize the power they have. There is one in wyoming a few years ago that had the IRS show up in bis county to seize a ranchers land and cattle. The sheriff told them to leave the county and dont come back. As far as I know the rancher is still on his land.
 

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Any and all state and federal agencies are supposed to contact the sheriff in the county before they take any action therein, and the sheriff can tell them to.pound sand if he chooses. In addition just like the old.man in Nevada told the press, if the sheriff determines that the state or federal.agency has a legitimate reason to be there and the agency believes they may need armed assistance the sheriff's department is to provide that, the state or federal agency can and should be disarmed fojng in.
 

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Deputizing "every lawful gun owner in the county" is praise worthy and potentially a huge deterrent. Nothing wrong in the assertion. The follow-through might prove problematic for some though.

I suppose that "deputizing" action would be a zealous Prosecutor's "dream". There will be those lawful owners that display, brandish even, as the Missouri couple who stood their ground. There will be those that threaten, as the couple in a Michigan restaurant parking lot. There will even be those that shoot.

Minor "offense" escalates quickly during "mob rule" as captured on cell phone video, and Monday Morning Quarterbacked by Politicians and zealous Prosecutors in the Court of Public Opinion. Street level attitudes quickly turn DARK as UNCERTAINTY, FEAR, INSECURITY, (put whatever spin on it you want), takes hold.

I am not being overly critical here. I like the idea of deputizing all of them. I want to know how the sheriff is going to protect these lawful owners from themselves? Perhaps he will look the other way, not arresting anyone, so long as no bullets are fired.

There are lines to draw here. LEO's are schooled in this every day. The legal gun owning public, meh, not so much.

What is certain is the "law" is going to be prosecuted differently in each and every situation - AFTER THE FACT. What will appear to some to be "OK" is going to appear to others as "over the line". It should not require a jury of peers to decide. When someone is faced with mob rule or people (on both sides) escalate a situation, that brandishing, displaying, pointing, and shooting are fear-factor and natural reactions to the perception of a threat.

I believe in "Can't Do The Time? Don't Do The Crime." But what IS "The Crime" with regard to safety of property or life when deputized and SCARED, having never faced these "decision gates" before.

Do they even WANT that responsibility? Do they ALREADY HAVE that responsibility as lawful gun owners? Who is qualified to judge the merits of action in the heat of the moment in these uncertain times? You? Me? Zealous Prosecutors? Politicians? The Court of Public Opinion? Is THIS the Zombie Apocalypse? It's certainly a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World....
 

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Well this Missouri thing I think might be part personal on the county prosecutor's side, as she is not only a black activist who happens to be black, but the criticizen is a defense attorney in her county who happens to not be black.
 

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IT'S ABOUT TIME! I just popped back onto Graybeard to see if the "new" format had taken over yet. If it had, I likely would have just left. I'm not very computer literate, and will keep stopping in, because, well....I LIKE IT HERE!

I've been praying that some way to stop these marxist BLM< (they self professed it), and the socialistic democrats would surface, and I really hope this is the start of something BIG!

Thanks Guys for the input. I'll be hanging around for awhile.
 
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