Oregon sheriffs tell VP they won’t enforce gun laws



EUGENE, Ore. — Potential federal laws won’t be enforced by several Oregon sheriffs.

That’s the message in letters to Vice President Joe Biden from sheriffs in Douglas, Grant and Crook counties. They have joined Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller saying they wouldn’t work with federal officials to enforce potential gun laws they consider unconstitutional.

According to the Herald and News newspaper, new Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah won’t send a letter, but says he’s “a Constitution guy” and won’t support something that messes with those rights.

Skrah joins Coos County’s Craig Zanni and Jackson County’s Mike Winters in making public statements backing Second Amendment rights, but have not written letters.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says he expects more of the 36 Oregon sheriffs to respond.