Longtime Collin County Sheriff Terry Box made it clear in January that he would not be party to President Obama's attempt to disarm the Real America and, presumably, pave the way for a permanent Marxist dictatorship through a handful of modest gun control proposals.
Never mind that or that a county sheriff has as much authority as a brick to declare a federal law invalid or that local law enforcement agencies don't really enforce federal gun law, per se. "Neither I, nor any of my deputies, will participate in the enforcement of laws that violate our precious constitutional rights, including our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms," he wrote on his Facebook page.
But Box is far from the only suburban Dallas official seeking to prove his right-wing bona fides by taking a flamboyant stand against the phantom threat of tyrannical limits on firearms. Rockwall City Councilwoman Michelle Smith, a Tea Party type who joined the council in 2011, has proposed a resolution declaring a host of federal gun measures, both existing and proposed, "null and void" in Rockwall.
All federal acts, laws, executive orders, agency orders, and rules or regulations of all kinds with the purpose, intent, or effect of confiscating any firearm, banning any firearm, limiting the size of a magazine for any firearm, imposing any limit on the ammunition that may be purchased for any firearm, taxing any firearm or ammunition therefore, or requiring the registration of any firearm or ammunition therefore, infringes upon Texans' right to bear arms in direct violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and therefore, any such law is not made in pursuance of the Constitution, is not authorized by the Constitution, and thus, is not the supreme law of the land, and consequently, is invalid in the State of Texas and shall be further considered null and void and of no effect in this City.
This, according to the language of the resolution, is council members' "duty as law-abiding citizens" to ensure that the "right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon by any government or organization, political or otherwise."
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Even if this passes -- which, presuming the Rockwall City Council has at least four reality-based members, it won't -- the practical effect will be the same as that of Box's pronouncements: nil.
(h/t Bud Kennedy)