Camp Verde Letter: A warning from the sheriff

Sheriff Terry Maketa of El Paso County, Colo., wrote a letter to his fellow Americans, you and me, regarding the attack on our Constitution.

He writes, "In the blink of an eye, the law-abiding citizens of Colorado have lost their Second Amendment Rights. The Colorado legislature pushed through several unconstitutional gun control measures that were quietly signed into law by our governor."

Maketa says he knew that the anti-gun legislation didn't come from the people of Colorado - it came from Washington, D.C. (President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden) and from New York (Mayor Bloomberg). He says that when he took the oath to become sheriff, he swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution - not to do the bidding of politicians in New York and Washington, D.C.

Maketa says he and 50 other Colorado sheriffs have decided that they won't be a part of the attack on your constitutional right to bear arms. Speaking about the gun haters and slick politicians, Maketa continues, "They're having a hard time getting their sham gun control legislation passed on a national level, so now ... [they're] concentrating ... on getting guns banned in individual states - in your state if they can. Even if you are not a gun owner, what's to stop them from taking more of your rights once they've taken this one?"

Sheriff Maketa warns us that the battle to confiscate guns in every state is just beginning.

Arden Druce

Camp Verde, Ariz.