Of course, by “extremists” I mean senior law enforcement officers, and since there are so many standing up to tell the President and Congressional progressives where they can stick their fantasies of gun bans and confiscation, I guess I should further refine that down to the Utah Sheriff’s Association (USA).
Read the entire letter (PDF), and make sure you grasp the ramifications of the concluding paragraph.
We respect the Office of the President of the United States of America. But, make no mistake, as the duly-elected sheriffs of our respective counties, we will enforce the rights guaranteed to our citizens by the Constitution. No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights — in particular Amendment II — has given them. We, like you, swore a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation.
The Utah Sheriff’s Association joins a growing patchwork of senior law enforcement agencies across the south and west who are officially telling the Obama Administration that they will refuse to enforce the unconstitutional threats to the Constitution, but may be the first to pledge they will “trade their lives.”
What they mean by that has been left deliberately ambiguous.