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-- several state officials across this country say they're fighting back against any effort by the federal government.
To impose new gun control laws that they consider unconstitutional.
-- issue -- the president's call for legislation to ban assault weapons as well as a number of executive actions and orders.
Our next guest Provo letter to vice president this week.
In the federal regulation enacted by congress or by executive order.
Of the president defending the constitutional rights of my citizens shall not be enforced by me.
Or my deputies.
We're pleased to -- welcome to the -- -- Tim -- is the sheriff of Linn County -- -- great to have you with us.
I -- is being here sir I wanna start by asking the reaction.
To those who are in your jurisdiction those you serve insurer that I canning.
What has been -- the preponderance of the reaction.
Overwhelmingly supportive and positive and and that's actually an understatement -- been.
Every day since we sent this.
Tell me that they've had people coming up to them.
All day long and make -- a special point to come up and still it passed on their thanks for for looking out Foreman for stand and open.
You know being -- so again and here -- -- its.
Been very supportive.
And at the same time in the state capital of of Oregon Olympia you've got folks trying to impose.
Gun control legislation.
At the state level.
What is going to be the reaction there to that propose legislation in your judgment.
Well we'll cross that bridge and we can to -- the you'll see what comes out of the state capital in Salem.
You know it's.
It's all up for debate right now and legislature is going in session durations that we'll see what happens and we're definitely -- in our island -- That is said we're also.
Shares and Oregon are also offering up our input.
Still legislature and let them -- world where we stand on well.
As an ammunition shortages and you are an elected official as well as sheriff of of that -- right.
That is correct you know -- shares got a unique position is the only law elected law enforcement official in the country.
And do this the sheriffs -- play vital role -- law enforcement.
I think most people are -- and are appreciative.
You you have expressed some concerns about the executive actions executive orders of the president specifically said.
As I understand -- you have concerns about number six says publish a letter from the ATF to federally licensed gun dealers.
Providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers that they were pretty well prepared for that letter want that.
-- I -- believe so that.
Think that's gonna require.
Little bit more explanation or a whole lot more explanation on their part.
Indicates that they're pursuing.
For hitting the private sale and transfer most private parties that your be interesting to see you know again and you approach that and.
I should be clear -- fortunately it is inappropriate -- but this in anyway incorrectly.
With this is a letter from the Justice Department.
Saying to our all who hold licenses -- A federal firearm licenses.
That they are going to be engaged in.
Providing background checks.
-- going to the national a background check system.
Of the NC -- -- two two.
To have a background checks for gun shows in private sales correct.
As far as a private sales -- I'm not a hundred censure on the currently the gun shows here -- That we do.
Up to and including myself the sheriff purchased.
A -- here several years ago and I wanted to sing background check is.
In any other Oregon city citizen would that they -- thumb -- and get your information on the the paperwork you fill out of the dealer out there and the gun show calls the line for the -- -- state police they Romania.
Quick cheque on news media law enforcement system and they determine whether or not here convicted felon and able or unable Lima legally percent far fan yeah I mean.
Most of the people that I know him that.
The citizens out there.
Pretty reasonable group of folks we have here and -- -- -- again and they understand and appreciate that because it.
It does keep the guns out of the hands of people that would otherwise.
Try to get them that can't legally possess a firearm in the state.
You -- a piece -- the works very well here.
You would support you the if you will a universal background check them.
Is that correct.
-- -- yes I do support -- and I have support than a number of our colleagues as well they supported as well the part them.
Confused on as far as you know what as far as for the executive orders we we just discussed is.
And how that addresses.
Private transfer or sale between two just and citizens he may be friends and they want to.
Somebody's got to 3030 Winchester that the other guys interested in Salinas Elton how to get a accomplish that as they're -- be.
They had -- attracted to -- any mandatory.
And registration on -- which would obviously this other -- -- be very opposed to.
How how or how they -- -- it was going to be on the honor system -- there's a lot of unanswered questions and it you know I'm sure there's going to be a whole lot of dialogue on this force finally fleshed out -- -- it.
Definitely interest didn't hear about it written you know and maybe -- -- solution.
Well it sounds like you're going to be part of the solution and we appreciate -- being with us department -- -- -- And you know.
Run of upward a couple of folks in Oregon Ireland Johnny -- -- -- so one another a model mining for Winchester.
It ought to be pretty straightforward I don't think we -- a lot of your -- that.
-- we appreciate you think so.
That we sure appreciate you being with -- -- have much more.
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