Judge rules sheriffs’ refusal to enforce anti-gun laws is ‘racist,’ embraces ‘white nationalism’

By Bronson Winslow

An Oregon judge ruled Wednesday that local governments can not declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, further saying that the sheriffs that implemented a Second Amendment ordinance were embracing “racist and white nationalist ideologies.”

Chief Judge Jim Egan of the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the sheriffs did not have the authority to create sanctuaries that “create a ‘patchwork quilt’ of firearms laws in Oregon,” further saying that the sheriffs arguments go in the “dustbin,” according to the ruling. Sheriffs in Oregon began to introduce Second Amendment sanctuaries after Oregon passed Ballot Measure 114, which requires background checks, firearm training, fingerprint collection and a permit to purchase any firearm.

“The arguments propounding unfettered access to guns, ammunitions, and implements of destruction give rise to waging of war on government because the proponents believe that our government is infected by those they hate,” Egan wrote. “As a judge, sworn to uphold the Oregon Constitution and the United States Constitution, I cannot stand by without identifying the origins of that argument, and the origins of the Ordinance. The history of white supremacist ideology in this country is older than the United States Constitution.”

Egan accused the Sheriffs’ counsel of alluding to conspiracy theories about the United Nations (UN), saying that their belief that the UN will impose mandates that will require the state and local government to disarm the American public in violation of the Second Amendment is false, according to the ruling.

“In other words, Intervenors came before this court and referenced UN mandates, which, as explained below, is a well-documented trope meant to invoke white supremacist, antisemitic fear of a takeover of our country by outsiders and minorities who are manipulated by an elite class of supervillains,” Egan wrote.

Gun Owners of America (GOA), who backed the sanctuaries, “forcefully” denied the characterization of their argument, according to Fox News.

“While we are very disappointed in this ruling against the clear vote of the people, we are more alarmed by the raucous secondary opinion by Judge Egan,” Senior Vice President for GOA Erich Pratt told Fox News. “These vitriolic accusations and opinionated commentary have no basis in fact or the law, and the radical viewpoints held by this judge are dangerous to constitutional doctrine and principle.”

The Oregon Firearms Federation condemned Egan’s opinion, saying it was a “lie” and “defamatory.”

“We have come to expect these kinds of mindless and false attacks from the left and their pawns in the media,” the group said in a release. “But coming from the bench, this kind of blatantly false and hate filled rhetoric, is not only unsettling, it is dangerous. It inspires violence and retribution. It is frankly, unhinged.”

The court of appeals ruling is the first legal defeat for the Second Amendment sanctuary movement, according to Fox News.

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10 thoughts on “Judge rules sheriffs’ refusal to enforce anti-gun laws is ‘racist,’ embraces ‘white nationalism’

  1. Here’s Some Sensible Gun Logic …..

    1 – Eleven teens die each day because of texting while driving. Maybe it’s time to raise the age of Smart Phone ownership to 21. (FACT)

    2 – If gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be Mayberry, USA

    3 – The Second Amendment makes more women equal than the entire feminist movement.

    4 – Legal gun owners have 300 million guns and probably a trillion rounds of ammo. Seriously, folks, if we were the problem, you’d know it.

    5 – When JFK was killed, nobody blamed the rifle.

    6 – The NRA (National Rifle Association) murders 0 people and receives ($$$$ 0) nothing in government funds. Planned Parenthood kills 350,000 babies every year and receives $500,000,000 in tax dollars annually.

    7 – I have no problem with vigorous background checks when it comes to firearms. While we’re at it, let’s do the same when it comes to immigration, Voter I.D., and candidates running for office.

    8 – Folks keep talking about another Civil War. One side knows how to shoot and probably has a trillion rounds. The other side has crying closets and is confused about which bathroom to use. How do you think that would work out?
    9 A man who left 300,000 guns for the Taliban is lecturing folks on gun control.

    Don’t be afraid to share this. There’s more logic and common sense expressed here than probably anything you have seen on the news today as I am from the original poster.

  2. Hence, the Eastern counties of Oregon are seceding and joining Idaho – Idaho is open to making it happen. Maybe the Northeast counties of Vermont should annex the Connecticut River and join the live free or die State of New Hampshire. I would happily move over a few hundred miles to rejoin the United States of America.

  3. This leftist puke was a service member who shames his service with this anti 2nd amendment sharptonesq rhetoric. He also violated his oath to uphold the constitution which last’s his lifetime. The Government Shall Not Infringe on the Right to Own a Firearm is crystal clear but I’m sure he’s a D who don’t adhere to the law of the land. The D’s also voted in unison not to give blacks the right to own a firearm which should be shamed on them as racist for eternity. The Sheriffs will now totally ignore his judgment and continue to support the 2nd as is their duty. It’s time to throw the race cards in the dumpster where they belong.

  4. One of the last vestiges of the post-Civil War era INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM are existing state gun control laws. Legally-possessed and utilized “equalizers” were and are the best defense to race-based violence no matter the race of the victim or perpetrator.
    Next time a liberal blathers on about “institutional racism” in America, bring up the gun control laws meant to keep guns out of the hands of certain people, enacted on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line.

  5. And this right here is a large part of why the Balkanization of America is beginning.
    People have had it- and I sure can relate.

    Idaho House of Representatives passes House Bill to discuss Greater Idaho Border Relocation”
    People in Oregon are voting to leave the state to join Idaho– and this article right here has a whole lot to do with why that is happening.

    I’m following this one closely and I have a whole lot of ideas- hint hint.

  6. “…a judge, sworn to uphold the… United States Constitution…” In disputes arguing the meaning of the Constitution, the first consideration, overriding all others, is the reading of said constitution and abiding by its unambiguous wording. Like “Shall Not Be Infringed.” If you find this unacceptable, read Article V. Otherwise, it’s the law of the land. Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

    • Well articulated. It’s unfortunate there are those who sit in judgment of ‘we the people’ that seem unable or unwilling to view situations in a color blind fashion.

  7. I recently heard someone explain how our nation’s fathers were geniuses by taking into serious consideration, while drafting the constitution in 1787, the darker sides of human nature. That power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely was taken into serious consideration and vigorously avoided. Hence for the checks and balances in our governmental processes. The very idea that support for our second amendment rights be equated with racism and nationalism is clearly a political power grab, an insult and smear campaign against millions of law abiding American gun owners. This left woke movement, the one who is supposed to be ‘inclusive’ is no better than any other reactionary political movement that would abuse their power to infringe their ideology on us all. They’d have us all twisting in the wind for our beliefs just like every other crappy autocratic government that ever existed.

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