Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio is a favorite of far-right extremist groups like former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack's conspiratorial Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and the Oath Keepers, made up of former and current law enforcement officers and military personnel who believe it is their duty to defy what they deem to be unconstitutional orders. These anti-government extremists are a law unto themselves.
Hence this bit of anti-government extremism from Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio on Wednesday. Joe Arpaio Says He May Not Enforce New Gun Laws (AUDIO):
During an interview with conservative radio host Mike Broomhead, Arpaio said he took an oath to defend the Constitution and he won't carry out policies that run counter to the founding document.
"Now if they’re going to tell the sheriff that he’s going to go around picking up guns from everybody, they’re going to have a problem," the Maricopa County, Ariz. sheriff said. "I may not enforce that federal law.”
Asked by Broomhead if he would instruct his deputies to confiscate high-capacity magazines or assault weapons if they were made illegal under federal law, Arpaio responded with an emphatic "no."
“I said before, I’m going to arm all my deputies — a month ago I said before this — with automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons," Arpaio said. "We’re going to be able to fight back...I don't care what they say from Washington."
Listen to Arpaio's interview with Broomhead: