Sheriffs are one of the most awesome features of American law enforcement for one reason: they’re elected. As elected officials they have to represent the views of their constituents, rather than merely implementing the diktats of a distant, anti-gun rights, entrenched bureaucracy. When Indiana Sheriff Brad Rodgers declared his refusal to enforce any federal law requiring citizens to register their guns or any federal confiscation order, the national media took note. So did we. For . . .
standing on principle, for stating his determination to follow his oath to the United States Constitution, Sheriff Rogers gets TTAG Gun Hero of the Day Award. There are thousands more like Rogers, even in New York State, where the number of SAFE Act gun confiscations can be counted on one hand. For this very reason. If states like Connecticut returned to the Sheriff system, they’d be better for it.