January 16th, 2013
07:38 AM ET
5 years ago

Oregon sheriff: 'Unconstitutional' gun control laws won't be enforced

(CNN) - An Oregon sheriff says he will not enforce any federal regulation that President Barack Obama lays out in his package of gun control proposals Wednesday.

Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller joins several other public officials across the nation who have decided to square off with the White House even before it outlines what its plans are for expanded measures.


Filed under: Gun rights • Oregon
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Facts don't Lie

    I am sure that these same people pushed against both President Bush and Reagan when they supported tighter gun laws as well, right?

    January 16, 2013 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    There is no question, that Obama will trample on our 2nd amendment rights in violation of the Constitution of the U.S.

    January 16, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  3. School mom

    And who gets to decide what is unconstitutional?

    January 16, 2013 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  4. Mike

    This article is literally worthless...

    January 16, 2013 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  5. ghost

    He is free to look for another job just like the rest of us.

    January 16, 2013 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    Bunch of Bull. Ok, just shut up. Pass gun-control laws. Period.

    January 16, 2013 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  7. ST

    These cowards think that we are in games? It is a very pressing issue and a serious one. They do not lead any country, their counties are just very tiny part of the nation. Mr. President, use your power and fix what is broken and let us all see if they will go against it. Enough of detrimental thinking!

    January 16, 2013 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  8. Name

    Why not even attempt to examine the proposed the law? Why are some people so caught up with guns? And why put your interests first before the good of all people?

    January 16, 2013 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  9. Jeff

    A true American Patriot!

    January 16, 2013 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  10. Wake up People!

    What's new? He's just the latest in a long line of a certain group of people that refuse to respect THIS POTUS.

    I was NEVER against the banning of all guns but the way the NRA-Republican party is acting, I'm beginning to lean that way.

    January 16, 2013 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  11. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    These cowboys won't get ther heads out of their butts until a mass shooting happens in their neck of the woods. I'd like to know how these gun nuts would feel if their child was gunned down. Not just gunned down, but slaughtered. Will they still be singing the same tune? It's all *hits and giggles until it happens to you!

    January 16, 2013 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  12. The Real Tom Paine

    Must be election time for the good Sherrif. Well, the next time he needs help on a case, he's on his own. Probably on the take, anyway.

    January 16, 2013 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  13. gt

    obama plan not radical....but try to buy ammo lately....mental health and gang violence is where the effort needs to be ...thats the truth ..more murders in chicago than all mass murders combined...

    January 16, 2013 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  14. Pete

    This Oregon backwoods sheriff better read the constitution because there's nothing in there that says anything about the capacity of clips or anything else the president said.You can still bare arms but if you want semi auto assault rifles go sign up in the military but a warning for those you shoot at in Afghanistan they shoot back!!

    January 16, 2013 09:04 am at 9:04 am |