When Wicomico County (Maryland) Sheriff Mike Lewis was sworn into his position, he vowed to uphold the Constitution. Now that he is doing just that, is he being hailed as a hero or commended for his courage? No, he’s being called a “thug.”
What was the sheriff’s “crime?” Simply this. When the naïve folks from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence wanted to take away citizens’ firearms, he replied, “As long as I’m the sheriff in this county, I will not allow the federal government to come in here and strip my citizens of their right to bear arms. I can tell you this, if they attempt to do that, it would be an all-out civil war, no question about it.”
The director of communications for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Ladd Everett, said of Lewis’ remarks: “When you employ violence against your government essentially to effect policy decisions, you are damaging the principle of political equality…That’s the behavior of a thug, not a citizen in a democracy.”
Really, Mr. Everett? Actually, it sounds like the sheriff is trying to uphold the U.S. Constitution that was established long before you were born. If anyone is a thug, it’s the person who is trying to deny U.S. citizens of their rights to bear arms. Stopping gun violence is a worthy goal, as is stopping knife violence and bomb violence and fist violence. Taking away the right of law-abiding U.S. citizens to defend themselves is not a worthy goal. It is unconstitutional.
Someday the liberals will learn that only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. Hopefully they’ll figure it out before it’s too late for all of us.