Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden to inform him that he will not be enforcing any unconstitutional gun laws passed by the president.
"Politicians are attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims by advocating for laws that would prevent honest, law abiding Americans from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines," wrote Mueller.
"In summary, it is the position of this sheriff that I refuse to participate, or stand idly by, while my citizens are turned into criminals due to the unconstitutional actions of misguided politicians," Mueller wrote in closing.
Unknown to many, the sheriff is the highest governmental authority in his county. A sheriff is even above the governor of his state, and above federal officials in his county. This was established at the beginning of the countries inception and was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 in the case of Printz v. United States.
Sheriff Mueller has joined the ranks of several sheriff's in the country putting their foot down including Sheriff Denny Peyman of Jackson County, Kentucky who made made news after a town hall meeting Saturday where he informed residents that federal gun grabbing will not be upheld in his county.
A Texas lawmaker has taken it a step further attempting to introduce legislation that would have federal officials arrested if they attempt to enforce new gun laws in the state.
President Obama is set to make an announcement on his new gun control measures this Wednesday at 11:45 am, which is said to include "assault weapons" bans, high capacity magazine bans, and stricter background checks.