LINN COUNTY, Ore. — In the middle of a national gun debate, the Linn County Sheriff has made a defiant statement.
Sheriff Tim Mueller wrote a letter addressed to Vice President Joe Biden, saying he will not enforce any laws in Linn County that he deems are an infringement of the Constitution concerning gun laws.
In the letter, Sheriff Mueller said he’s sworn an oath to support the Constitution.
In the wake of recent shooting tragedies, he says 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, and we shouldn’t enact laws that will infringe upon liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws.
He says he will not allow any new unconstitutional laws or executive order of the president to be enforced in Linn County.
We have yet to hear back from the sheriff Monday afternoon. His staff says they’ve talked with dozens of people about the letter and have had only one negative response.
We will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.
Here is a copy of the letter: