ETX SHERIFF: 'They will have to take my gun before they take yours'

ETX SHERIFF: 'They will have to take my gun before they take yours'
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POSTED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:32pm

UPDATED: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 4:12pm

The Wood County Sheriff has made his personal and professional position on the idea of "gun control" very well known.

Sheriff Jim Brown wants all the citizens of his county to know he will never enforce any law which he believes is unconstitutional, including if the government ever attempts to set restrictions and limits those who legally have guns.

"I personally do not think that "they", whomever they may be, are coming for our guns but in the event that "they" do, in violation of, and absent of any constitutional change in, the 2nd Amendment, they will have to take my gun before they get yours," said Brown. "Having said that I want it understood that I will arrest and jail any person that uses a firearm illegally in Wood County, no matter how minor, because actions of this nature jeopardize all our citizen's rights to own firearms by providing fuel to those that endeavor to restrict that right. In order to preserve our rights we must be responsible."

You can read the full letter Sheriff Brown released to all those living in Wood County below:

Friends,

I have been asked, by a number of people, to go public with my view on gun control as many of my fellow Sheriffs across the nation have done. My view is very simple and my personal opinion is the same as my official position.

As you heard me state many times during the campaign, I will defend and protect all of the peoples' rights granted by the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Texas. This includes the 2nd Amendment which is within our "Bill of Rights".

On November 6, 2012 the people of Wood County elected me as their "Constitutional Sheriff" and entrusted me with protecting their lives and property as well as defending all of the rights to which they are entitled. This is a trust that I am honored to have and will not violate. On January 1, 2013 I took a solemn oath before God, not only once but on two occasions that day, to enforce the Law and to protect the Constitution. I have sworn to this oath before as a Soldier, a Peace Officer, and a Federal Agent and I hold it as a sacred part of my being.

I am very proud to be the Sheriff of Wood County and its Chief Law Enforcement Officer. As long as I am in this office I, and my trusted deputies, will not enforce or permit to be enforced any "unconstitutional" regulations or executive orders against our citizens within the borders of Wood County Texas.

I personally do not think that "they", whomever they may be, are coming for our guns but in the event that "they" do, in violation of, and absent of any constitutional change in, the 2nd Amendment, they will have to take my gun before they get yours. Having said that I want it understood that I will arrest and jail any person that uses a firearm illegally in Wood County, no matter how minor, because actions of this nature jeopardize all our citizen's rights to own firearms by providing fuel to those that endeavor to restrict that right. In order to preserve our rights we must be responsible.

As always I ask for your continued support in enabling my office to protect you, your family and your property.

Jim Brown
Sheriff
Wood County

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According to Sheriff Jim Brown, all of Texas gun laws are un-constitutional and he will not enforce them as he stated. He will never enforce any law which he believes is unconstitutional , including if the government ever attempts to set restrictions and limits those who legally have guns under the 2nd amendment and absent of any constitutional change in, the 2nd Amendment. I do not believe Texas gun laws have been added to the 2nd amendment.

Well according to Sheriff Jim Brown he will never enforce any law that has not been stated in a constitutional change in, the 2nd Amendment. Sheriff Jim Brown then went on to say he will arrest and jail any person that uses a firearm illegally in Wood County, no matter how minor. Well lets look at the 2nd Amendment. Looks like a convicted felon will be safe in Wood County, Texas because the that is not in the 2nd amendment, we can all open carry in wood county now, etc...etc.

Good grief.

Why do people have it in their heads that anyone wants to take their gun, rifle, whatever. This has NEVER been proposed by any lawmaker- federal or state.
The idea of wanting to take someone's gun is the invention of the National Rifle Association (NRA). It has served them well in membership $$, "donations" for their cause $$, political recognition. It is NOT based in fact or truth. Why? Because NRA cannot quote one person, or proposed law to ban guns, rifles, whatever. Read the Constitution!

Are you an idiot? Do you not pay attention to anything that goes on in this country? Or are you being sarcastic?

Here is a link to Dianne Feinstein's own website with the details of the Assault Weapons BAN bill that she introduced into congress - http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/assault-weapons-ban-sum...

I think you should be looking at yourself in the mirror and the call that person an idiot doc.The Assault Weapons BAN bill that she introduced into congress -does not require any government agency to pick up anyones weapons or assault weapon. I think you may have a reading problem. The Assault Weapons BAN bill that she introduced into congress only affected sales effective from day of passage of the bill after it would be signed into law. NOBODY IS COMING AFTER YOUR GUNS DOC.

Created an account strictly for this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_LaBJvI0BI

wow 1995 wasn't she talking about the republican Brady Bill, named after james Brady who was shot with Ronald Reagan?

I thank Sheriff Jim Brown's for his support. It does not matter if you are a LEO, Soldier, or citizen.

Rights are rights and the history of gun control shows it's the history of control and domination by tyrants.

The 2nd Amendment was NOT about duck hunting or recreation. It protects the other amendments, that is basic rights, of each individual be it soldier, cop, or citizen.

Take my guns? No, we will take theirs first. That is what the ballot box is for.

Ol' Deaf and his ballot box; as compromised as a media poll.

Those are brave words sheriff, forget the guns, can I just buy some ammo? Unless I get bullets I'm better off with a slingshot.

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