You may have heard the quote from Jackson County (Kentucky) Sheriff, Denny Peyman, who said, “My office will not comply with any federal action which violates the United States Constitution or the Kentucky Constitution which I swore to uphold.”
I applaud Denny for his courage to speak out on this matter and for continuing to advocate for the rights of the individual to own firearms. For a better understanding of Denny’s views watch the video below.
Like I said, I appreciate Denny having the courage to speak so logically about the gun issue. Yet, I think it needs to be said that Denny is not being consistant. What Denny is saying, after you remove the statists text and ‘legal’ references, is that the government doesn’t have the right to tell an individual what property they may or may not possess. I fully agree with him on that but if this is Denny’s belief then I would hope he would take his beliefs to the logical conclusion. That, if the government can’t tell me what firearms I’m allowed to have then it doesn’t have the right to tell me I can or cannot have anything else. I’m either free to own whatever property I want or I’m a slave who’s told what I can and cannot have. Even if the major of my property is allowed, you’re still a government slave if harmed for possessing property they deem illegal.
I took some greif for ‘bashing’ Denny on my Facebook timeline. Folks were reminding me that ‘baby steps’ are the key and that I shouldn’t ‘discourage’ LEO’s from speaking out. Listen, I understand all of that. I really do, but I wouldn’t be where I am today if folks didn’t provide push back when I’d make misguided statements. It’s how we learn and how we become better. Plus, this guy is in a position of ‘power’, and seems to actually get it, where he could realize his inconsistency and become not only the 2nd amendment supporting sheriff but also the ‘no more drug war’ sheriff.
What do you think?