County Sheriffs in Washington State Are Refusing to Enforce a New Gun Control Law, and the State's AG Just Responded With Consequences
After a series of mass shootings in the last two years leading up to the November 2018 elections and little response beyond thoughts and prayers from a Republican controlled White House and Congress, voters in Washington state decided to pass their own tougher restrictions. Gun control initiative 1639 passed with almost 60 percent approval.
But 13 sheriffs in the state publicly declared they do not care about laws or the public's mandates. After they stated they would ignore the laws of Washington state in favor of their own opinions, Attorney General Bob Ferguson addressed the issue with an open letter outlining the consequences of law enforcement officials disobeying and disregarding laws they do not like.
President Donald Trump is expected to announce his plans to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and two states have already threatened legal action should the president place more than 800,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children at risk of deportation.
According to a recent survey by the Center for American Progress and the University of California, San Diego, the average Dreamer recipient came to the U.S. at the age of six. All have no criminal record, and 91 percent are employed. Trump had slammed the program as "illegal amnesty," but his opposition had appeared to ease in recent months.