Monday, October 12, 2015 by Julie Wilson
If you’re a sheriff and you’re pro-Second Amendment, then you’re unequipped to lead investigations involving school shootings, according to an anti-gun control group who is calling for the resignation of an Oregon sheriff in charge of investigating the recent shooting at Umpqua Community College.
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin isn’t just a supporter of Constitutional rights, but he’s also an independent thinker, which was demonstrated when he questioned the official narrative of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, as well as the September 11, 2001 attacks on his Facebook page in 2013 – both events which, by the way, have some seriously unexplained discrepancies in the explanation given by the government and the media.
Intelligent enough to anticipate calls for gun control following the Sandy Hook shooting, Hanlin penned a letter to Joe Biden, asking him not to “tamper with or attempt to amend” the Second Amendment, reported The Oregonian.
While we all know the Second Amendment has been under attack for quite some time, since when is it newsworthy to run stories about a cop that knows and protects the law?
Gun control group calls for resignation of sheriff who vowed to uphold the Constitution
Hanlin, who has faithfully served the Douglas County Sheriff Department for 26 years, wrote to Biden that “Gun control is NOT the answer to preventing heinous crimes like school shootings” and any effort to restrict gun ownership “would be irresponsible and an indisputable insult to the American people.”
Hanlin also boldly warned that “any federal regulation enacted by Congress or by executive order of the president offending the constitutional rights of my citizens shall not be enforced by me or by my deputies, nor will I permit the enforcement of any unconstitutional regulations or orders by federal officers within the borders of Douglas County Oregon.”
After getting wind of Hanlin’s views, gun control groups pounced, arguing that a pro-gun “conspiracy theorist” shouldn’t be in charge of investigating the Umpqua Community College shooting.
Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, opened fire at the college, killing nine and wounding nine others on Oct. 1, singling out Christians as he targeted those brave enough to pledge allegiance to their faith.
Since when does being a Constitutionalist or critical thinker mean you should lose your job? Especially when prior to this “discovery,” no proof exists of any complaints against Hanlin’s job performance, or his handling of the school shooting investigation?
Critical thinking gets you booted from your job
Of course the attacks originated from none other than Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, an anti-gun lobbyist group that worships President Obama and his attempts to remove guns from law abiding citizens.
“We are calling on John Hanlin not only to be replaced as the lead investigator, but also to be immediately removed as sheriff,” Gross told the media. “As sheriff, he has shown he has no qualms about putting his ideology over his responsibility to protect his citizens.”
Actually, what Hanlin has “no qualms” over, is his loyalty to the American people, which is demonstrated through his vows to uphold their rights as granted by the Constitution, something we all wish more cops were doing.
However, Gross views Hanlin as an “extremist” for upholding the rights of the American public, a word that’s routinely used against anyone who goes against the status quo.
“Extremist” used to apply to those on the fringe of their beliefs, those with fanatical religious or political views who were willing to commit extreme acts of violence in the name of their beliefs.
Today, however, “extremist” is used against anyone who doesn’t support the status quo, meaning if you don’t support Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby parts, transgender restrooms, or question the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), you’re labeled an “extremist.”
Everyone should rally around Sheriff Hanlin and prevent these anti-gun control lobbyists from bullying a good cop out of his job.
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