WACOPS believe that Initiative 1639 contains provision that are in clear violation of both state and federal individual constitutional rights, which, as law enforcement, officers, WACOPS members are sworn to uphold. In addition to the constitutional issues, this 30-page initiative, if passed, would impose significant restrictions on a citizen’s ability to possess and access commonly owned firearms for lawful self-defense. The measure is complicated and confusing, and we don’t believe it will result in good public policy or improved public safety.
Executive Director Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs
Email to National Rifle Association of America
October 1, 2018
[H/T to NRA-ILA for the above quote and this image:
Vote NO on I-1639.—Joe]
And yet they stopped short of publicly declaring a refusal to enforce it if it passes.
And so, like the NRA, police organizations will say they oppose it (because oath to protect basic rights), right up until it passes. After it passes they’ll take the fallback position of “just enforce existing gun laws, and we won’t need any more”.
Lather, rinse, and repeat until violent civil war breaks out. At that point, the majority of law enforcement will side with the anti-constitutionalists.
Thus the Oath will not have mattered. If it did matter, law enforcement would be, right now, arresting those conspiring to deprive rights under color of law.
They want it both ways. They want to talk about upholding the constitution and protecting enumerated rights, and yet they’ve been following orders to enforce unconstitutional laws all along.
Sorry, poor suckers; you’re nothing but hypocrites. You may even truly believe you have good intentions, but you’re hypocrites. You could not keep your job in law enforcement without being a hypocrite. You’ve been set up and there’s no way out of it but to quit and leave it all to the corrupt (the authoritarian/anti-constitutionalists), OR to put yourself at extreme risk from your employers in government.
I know I’ll be accused of alienating those in law enforcement who are largely on the side of liberty. If you can find a single cop who refuses to enforce all anti-constitutional laws, and goes after other cops who do enforce anti-constitutional laws, AND still has his job, maybe I’ll listen. I don’t believe you could find such a one in the whole country. No way. It’s more about the “brotherhood” and being a “team player”, et al.