Monday, December 16, 2013

Horrible Human Being of the Week

Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County, Colorado, wants more thirty-round clips in his county even though they're now banned in the state.

Sheriff John Cooke: I'm in law enforcement, and I want my citizens heavily armed.

The state of law enforcement in Colorado:
Colorado’s package of gun laws, enacted this year after mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., has been hailed as a victory by advocates of gun control. But if Sheriff Cooke and a majority of the other county sheriffs in Colorado offer any indication, the new laws — which mandate background checks for private gun transfers and outlaw magazines over 15 rounds — may prove nearly irrelevant across much of the state’s rural regions.
Some sheriffs, like Sheriff Cooke, are refusing to enforce the laws, saying that they are too vague and violate Second Amendment rights. Many more say that enforcement will be “a very low priority,” as several sheriffs put it. All but seven of the 62 elected sheriffs in Colorado signed on in May to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the statutes.
Another Newtown or Aurora in Colorado? God forbid the shooter uses a thirty-round magazine in Colorado or, worse yet for Sheriff John, in Weld County. Of course, that's assuming he cares.

This is Colorado:

This is Colorado on guns:

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