Kentucky sheriff says he won't enforce new gun laws he considers unconstitutional

BY JACK BRAMMER, THE LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER Modified: January 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm •  Published: January 14, 2013
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- An Eastern Kentucky sheriff said Saturday that he will not enforce any new gun control laws that he considers unconstitutional.

Asked whether such a stance makes him more a judge than a law-enforcement official, Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman said he has "a team of attorneys to step up with me if necessary to be sure the Second Amendment is upheld."

"I consider this a moral obligation," he said.

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