A Sheriff in Kentucky, Denny Peyman of Jackson County, says he feels a moral obligation to not enforce any new gun laws as part of his duty to protect the American Constitution. Okay. Not sure that's a moral obligation when he has access to the federal and stare courts to object to any laws on Constitutional grounds ... Oh, excuse me. He also says, as Sheriff, he has more power than the Federal and state governments. He can tell federal and state officials to leave his county and they have to obey him, according to his interpretation of the laws that govern our country and his state.
“The sheriff has more power than the federal people,” Peyman said Saturday at a press conference. “They need to go back and study that.
We’re a commonwealth, I can ask the federal people to leave and they have to leave. I can ask state people to leave and they have to leave.”
Hmmm. Never knew there was a clause in either the US or Kentucky Constitutions that made Sheriffs so all powerful. But this is the kicker, for me. He said people should be allowed, under the 2nd amendment to carry grenades if they need them. No seriously, he did.
Peyman said he was even open to allowing people to own hand grenades “if it was necessary for self protection.”
Well Skippy, sign me up for M1 Abrams tank and some FIM-92 Stinger surface-to-air missiles. I mean, we get a lot of funny looking helicopters flying overhead in my neck of the woods. Might be someday they could prove to controlled by the UN's new world order. Wouldn't be prudent of me not to be armed with the weapons I need to take 'em down. I'm sure Sheriff Peyman would agree.
Videos of his press conference can be viewed at Raw Story.
Ps. Sheriff Peyman wants you to know that his little trouble with "Jackson County Judge-Executive William O. Smith and the Jackson County Fiscal Court" is not that big a deal:
Peyman dismissed problems he has with Jackson County Judge-Executive William O. Smith and the Jackson County Fiscal Court.
They say Peyman's office owes the fiscal court more than $278,000 in payroll assistance from when he took office in January 2011. Peyman says there is no problem, but the court has called for an investigation and has set up a county police department. Peyman said he now has no deputies.
I guess he doesn't need no stinking deputies to protect the Constitution.