WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Humboldt County Nevada Sheriff Ed Kilgore Friday sent a letter to Vice President Biden blasting the possibility of new gun laws following an "emotional tragedy". The letter continues to read, "As such, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office in Nevada will use my discretion and not enforce any new gun laws that may appear unconstitutional."
Sheriff Kilgore also wrote, “In Humboldt County, Nevada, we enjoy the freedoms that the United States Constitution allows each and every one of us. The fact that this current administration seeks to arbitrarily take away one of the very fundamental freedoms that we all are afforded strikes directly at the core of what we value as Americans.” The Sheriff continued to write, "The fact remains that banning particular firearms and restricting magazine capacities will not stop criminals from using firearms to do harm. The firearm is not the problem. There needs to be a concerted effort towards the mental health topic as it relates to firearms."
The letter ends with the Sheriff saying he believes the gun control issues should be handled at the state level and concludes, "You are on notice that my constituents and I will not assist in this attempt to strip previously given Constitutional rights away."
A news release accompanying the letter reads, “The Sheriff, being aware that only the Federal Courts can declare any particular law unconstitutional, laid out in his letter to Washington that he will exercise his discretion as to not enforcing any firearms laws that appear to infringe on the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms within his county.”