NORTHRUP: If Sanctuary Passes, County May Be Sued For Failing To Enforce NY Law

LETTER from CHIP NORTHRUP

If Sanctuary Passes, County

May Be Sued For Failing

To Enforce NY Law

To the Editor:
As elected officials, you of all people do not have the luxury of deciding which laws you will uphold and which you will ignore, much less willfully and publicly flaunt as a partisan political stunt.
If you adopt this scofflaw “gun sanctuary” ordinance, you will be sued for failure to uphold New York State laws – laws that you are free to challenge in court, but laws that you cannot selectively ignore or flaunt to the detriment of the rule of law, to the loss the trust that has been placed in you, or to the breach of your oath of office.

CHIP NORTHRUP
Cooperstown


One thought on “NORTHRUP: If Sanctuary Passes, County May Be Sued For Failing To Enforce NY Law

  1. Michael Konze

    Chip,

    It’s quite obvious that you aren’t familiar with Constitutional law both state and federal. The article 9 provision of the NY State Constitution provides for “home rule,” these authorities have a responsibility to represent the ideals of their constituents. I’m not sure which part of “shall not be infringed,” you aren’t comprehending. Simply put these officials have a responsibilty to non-enforcement of illegal laws and mandates. Your stance is wildly unpopular in the region of the state. Might I suggest relocation to one of NYC’s five burroughs where the authorities enforce the perspective of their constituents whom agree more with you. Not to mention the supreme court has already dealt numerous blows against the SAFE act. As such, your threat of lawsuits is laughable at best. Considering most of these would be appealed to the supreme court and liely thrown out.

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