PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini penned a letter to Vice President Biden expressing his concern over proposed new gun laws. Sheriff D’Agostini writes to the Vice President, “The purpose of this letter is to go on record of re-affirming my oath of office and making it clear that I and my staff will never violate [our oath of office] by being pressured into enforcing any unconstitutional provision, law or executive order.”
D’Agostini writes that banning guns would still leave guns in the hands of people “who have no respect for the rule of law.” He says California law enforcement continues to encounter people prohibited from owning guns that do have firearms. The Sheriff writes the problems with violent crime in the United States is not from firearms but “an issue of mental illness and antisocial behavior.”
He continues to write, “If as much effort were expended in keeping criminals out of our communities and identifying and treating our mentally ill as are expended in the folly of gun control, the Nation would experience and immensely measurable decrease in violent crime.”
Humboldt County Nevada Sheriff Ed Kilgore also recently sent a letter to Vice President Biden expressing similar beliefs.