Police officers are what they are because their job is to keep the peace, protect the rights of the people, and uphold the U.S Constitution. Before becoming a police officer, they must swear that they are to uphold the Constitution while carrying out their daily duties. They need to know a lot about the Constitution such as it’s history, and what it is about. They cannot carry out any law that goes against the Constitution, they cannot enforce that law. When times like these show up when the government wants to take your guns away, police officers should be the first to stand up against such acts and point out that what the government is doing is wrong. If police officers are enforcing these laws, they have been corrupted by the government and can no longer and should not be recognized as police officers. Their duty is to enforce, protect, and support the Constitution. They must swear to do these things to become a police officer in the first place. If they no longer abide by this and they are enforcing gun control laws, then they can no longer wear the badge that identifies them as a police officer.
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
The second amendment clearly shows our right to bear arms. Some people say that the National Guard are the nations militia. This is not so.
Militia- “a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.”
Notice the letters in bold in the meaning above. The civilian population is not the National Guard.
Civilian- “a person not in the armed services or the police force.” / “of, denoting, or relating to a person not belonging to the armed services or police.”
National Guard- “(in the US) the primary reserve military force, partly maintained by the states but also available for federal use.”
The meanings of militia and the national guard are very different. The national guard is a military force and the militia is composed of civilians. The Sheriffs in Colorado did the right thing in refusing to enforce gun laws.
Read more about the Sheriffs: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/us/sheriffs-refuse-to-enforce-laws-on-gun-control.html?_r=0