Jackson County, Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman recently said that he will not enforce any new gun laws that he believes are unconstitutional (video below).
Sheriff Peyman told Fox News on Monday that the U.S. Constitution is “like the Bible” because “you either believe it or you don’t," reports RawStory.com.
Sheriff Peyman said: “I swore an oath to the Constitution. And in the Constitution is the Second Amendment and that’s what this country is based upon. How can I rightfully in my own mind and in my heart come in and take guns away from people when that is their protection?”
“If you take out part, it’s kind of like the Bible, either you believe it or you don’t believe it. The Constitution, either you believe it or you don’t. Either you live by it or you don’t."
When asked how he would protect Americans from gun violence, Sheriff Peyman said: “The Second Amendment, the way it was designed was to protect the people. In protection, it’s just like if I’m a bad guy and I’m going to go kick a door but I know that the guy behind that door has a gun, and I go to this other door where I know a guy doesn’t have a gun, that’s the door I’m going to kick.”
“You’re still going to have incidences, you’re still going to have violence. You’re not going to be able to curb that, but the innocent people are going to be able to protect themselves.”
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Sheriff Peyman did not address the fact that most gun violence victims are not assaulted by strangers, but rather by family members, friends or loved ones, according to the FBI.