Cali Sheriff Offers Big ‘No’ To Newsom On Gun Law

Eric Scheiner | January 5, 2024
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Some California officials are essentially giving a big “no” to Gov. Gavin Newsom, indicating they won’t enforce the state’s new gun law.

“We have no interest in criminalizing constitutionally protected behavior. We took an oath to uphold our Constitution and will work to protect the rights of our citizens. This issue is far from being resolved and we are hopeful the courts will rule in favor of our constitution. We will continue to keep our community informed on this important issue,” Sutter County Sheriff Brandon Barnes and Sutter County District Attorney Jennifer Dupré said in a joint statement Wednesday.

Governor Gavin Newsom and California Democrats, passed a law in 2023 banning Americans from carrying legally owned firearms in more than two dozen public places - even if those residents have legal concealed carry licenses. The law took effect with the chiming of the New Year despite some legal challenges, including a court injunction that was quickly reversed.

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“This past Saturday, December 30th, The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals suspended the December 20th injunction, essentially enacting the sensitive areas portion of the bill. We suspect this will be challenged further and will have to make it’s way through the court process. It appears there are additional hearings on this matter scheduled in the coming weeks,” the statement from Sutter county officials says.

"I think there are so many questions that haven't been answered," Dupré told CBS Sacramento  when discussing the law. "There are so many unattended consequences that might occur."

Violating the Constitution might just be one of them.

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