While appearing on Fox News' "On the Record" Tuesday night, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke told host Greta van Susteren that he would not enforce Colorado's new gun control laws, calling them an infringement on the U.S. and state Constitution, Jim Hoft reported at the Gateway Pundit.
"Plus," he said, "they are knee-jerk reactions, feel good bills to a tragedy and they’re not going to do anything for public safety and law enforcement," he said, calling them "totally unenforceable."
Cooke said that "people at the capitol" are "not happy" with him for the position he has taken.
When asked if other sheriffs are taking the same stand, he told van Susteren, "I believe there are a large number of sheriffs that are standing with me," adding that 30 of the state's 62 elected sheriffs stood at the Capitol in opposition to the bills.
"I know there are several sheriffs that are going to do the same things I am and are not going to enforce these bills," Sheriff Weld said.
"There is absolutely no doubt in my mind I will not enforce these laws," he said. "I can't, I won't. I don't have the desire or the will to do it," he added.
Cooke said that the response to his position has been overwhelming.
"In the last 18 hours, I've received over 6-700 emails and out of those 6-700, only about 10 have been negative," he said. "All the rest have been very supportive."
Video of Sheriff Cooke's comments can be seen here.
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