Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis is standing up to gun control coming from Annapolis.
In a statement made to Delmarva Now, Lewis argues that lawmakers are punishing residents across the state for Baltimore’s rampant crime. The sheriff added:
“Law-abiding citizens are repeatedly being penalized because of Baltimore City’s inability to control their crime. And I’m sorry — I’m not someone’s puppet. I’m going to stand up for what I think is unjust and unconstitutional to the American people, including those living in the state in Maryland.” And I’m sorry — I’m not someone’s puppet. I’m going to stand up for what I think is unjust and unconstitutional to the American people, including those living in the state in Maryland.”
Lewis made his intentions about nullifying unconstitutional laws clear:
“We’re gonna let them know that we are sick and tired of being penalized for Baltimore City’s inability to control crime. If these bills pass, we will not comply.”
According to a Police One story, Maryland’s House Bill 786 “would regulate shotguns and hunting rifles similarly to handguns.” In other words, a license will be needed for owning a long gun. Additionally, all long gun sales and purchases would be subject to universal gun registration. Although HB 786 does not call for full-blown gun confiscation, “it does allow the Department of State Police to create regulations to carry out the law.”
Sheriff Lewis reiterated his commitment to refusing to enforce HB 786 and said that he “will stand up against it” should it become law.
What’s happening in Maryland is very similar to how New Mexico sheriffs are confronting gun control bills in the state legislature. States like Oregon have also spearheaded “Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances” to counter statewide attempts to enforce draconian gun control.
This appears to be the go-to strategy for gun owners living in rabidly anti-gun states. These states tend to be dominated by massive urban centers whose elected officials have no clue how life operates outside of the urban bubble.
Law enforcement must remember that they have an obligation to only execute constitutional laws. Laws that violate the constitution should always be rejected and not enforced.
Mexico is in Third Place for Wuhan Virus Deaths Yet Democrats Still Want to Open the Floodgates to Mass Migration
According to the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, Mexico is ranked in third place for Wuhan virus deaths.
The country has 462,690 confirmed cases, with 50,517 people having died from the virus. This puts Mexico’s case fatality rate at 10.9 percent
According to a report from Breitbart News, Mexican officials assert that the “high number of fatalities is due to the fact that people are fat and eat junk food.”
There is speculation that the numbers disclosed by the Mexican government have been filled with cases of rampant undercounting. Some officials believe that the numbers could be three times as high as those officially recorded, according to a Breitbart Texas report.
As of August 7, 2020, the following countries led the way in terms of Wuhan virus related deaths.
- United States — 160,104 fatalities
- Brazil — 98,493 fatalities
- Mexico — 50,517 fatalities
Although the conventional narrative is that high diabetes and obesity rates contributed to Mexico’s high Wuhan virus death count, Ildefonso Ortiz of Breitbart News pointed to information from the government epidemiology oversight database which “revealed that in Mexico City, many of the fatal patients were actually otherwise-healthy young adults who did not have access to a ventilator” according to a Forbes report.
Regardless of what the root causes of Mexico’s Wuhan virus death are, the U.S. needs to get serious about fully securing its border.
Let’s face it, Mexico is a failed state and its problems will inevitably make their way to the U.S. if the border remains relaxed.
With Democrat candidate Joe Biden calling for radical open borders policies, the U.S. is on the cusp of unleashing a tidal wave of social and public health dysfunction should he beat President Trump in November.
The Trump administration needs to get serious about this matter and completely secure the border while exposing Biden’s mass migration radicalism.
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