LEO Discretion: Good Or Bad?

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Discretion by Sheriffs Suddenly Unwanted
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Everytown and other gun controllers, who have been crowing loudly about how the discretion of your local Sheriff is vital to keeping your community safe, apparently only want that discretion applied to things they like, like May-Issue concealed carry schemes. Yet again, those responsible for enforcing the ridiculous laws handed to them by anti-gun legislatures like the one in New York (who is actively attempting to flout the SCOTUS ruling in Bruen) have recognized the futility, and lack of constitutionality inherent in them, and are refusing to comply.

Tasking manpower and finances to uphold blatantly unconstitutional violations of the 2nd Amendment, as well as common sense, are not a high priority for these men. They are making it known that their discretion will come heavily into play when deciding on enforcement measures for this, and any similar laws. Niagara County Sheriff Mike Filicett described the situation like this: “We will take the complaint, but it will go to the bottom of my stack… There will be no arrests made without my authorization and it’s a very, very low priority for me.” Sheriff Filicett isn’t alone, either. The New York State Sheriff’s Association called the law a “thoughtless, reactionary action” that achieves nothing but to “restrain and punish law-abiding citizens.” Apparently police voices are only wanted when they’re in lockstep with gun-grabbers.

So an anti-gun organization who touts their acceptance of police discretion on one aspect of the right to keep and bear arms, while shouting to the heavens that they support and listen to law enforcement, only to decry the same when it doesn’t lean in their favor on another aspect? Sounds like just another Monday to us. This certainly isn’t the first time local Sheriffs have been the primary barrier between anti-rights legislation and the people, and unfortunately we suspect it won’t be the last.

Lars Smith
Lars is one of Gat's Wordmancers, having come to the company after years of experience in biology, agriculture, management, marketing, and writing. He found the gun community through prepping, and after realizing where he was on the Dunning-Kruger scale, jumped into the self-defense community with both feet. Since then, the 80 hours of professional firearms instruction he's taken has only made him hungry for more.