Thursday, October 15, 2015

Indiana Sheriff Brad Rogers refuses gun registrations: 'Government shouldn't know who's got weapons'

This is refreshing ...

Sheriff Brad Rogers, the top-ranking law enforcement official for Elkhart County, Indiana, said during a panel appearance on WNIT's "Politically Speaking" segment, that he wouldn't abide government orders to register weapons from private citizens within his jurisdiction, no matter what President Obama presses.

"We've always had this conversation that we need more reasonable gun control put in place," Rogers said, Infowars reported. "Well, we have what is reasonable, in my opinon, and in fact it's probably overdone."

He then said he actually tells residents under his jurisdiction they shouldn't register their firearms.

"I'm from the government, and I don't think the government has any place in gun registration," Rogers said. "The government shouldn't know who's got weapons ... we've seen in other countries what could happen when the government knows who has what guns."

And he went on, saying citizens should always resist the idea of registrations for firearms.

"I always discourage people from ever registering any guns. It's not a law in Indiana, so it's not like I'm asking anyone to break the law," Rogers said. "I'm just saying if someone wants to come into the sheriff's office and register their gun, I will let them do it. But quite frankly, it's not something we push or promote."

Rogers also addressed a scenario in which his law enforcement agency was ordered by the White House – say, via an Obama executive order – to register firearms owned by citizens.

"In fact, if President Obama today said, 'I'm creating an executive order that all sheriffs and police chiefs around this nation need to start registering firearms,' I will disregard it," Rogers said.

His comments come as Obama has vowed, once again, to crack down on Second Amendment rights as a means of preventing further mass shootings, like the recent killings at an Oregon community college.

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