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    VClib, PsychoSavannah

    You can't force a redneck sheriff to set his priorities in a reasonable way.  (How many college town police departments look the other way at minor drug infractions?)  On the other hand, this has no bearing on what the Ohio state police, the FBI, or ATF do.  They will likely enforce the laws.  In the mean time, he has to explain to his constituents why he won't do anything to prevent gun violence.

    The Federal laws apply (as Washington and Colorado are finding out regarding drug legalization) whether or not his department chooses to enforce them.  And if he actively impedes Federal enforcement, he can likely be prosecuted.

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