These states are considering an unprecedented action to free local law enforcement from doing the Biden regime’s “dirty work”

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It’s often been said that desperate times call for desperate measures.

But when constitutional rights are in jeopardy there can be no doubt about the seriousness of the matter at hand.

Now these states are considering an unprecedented action to free local law enforcement from doing the Biden regime’s “dirty work.”

Anti-gun rhetoric has reached a fever pitch in recent years, largely egged on by radical left-wing Democrats and their lapdog media allies.

Record sales of firearms tend to occur whenever a frenzy of activists demand more restrictions.

A 2021 Missouri law banning law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws is now being copied in other states.

Lawmakers in Iowa, Ohio, Georgia, and other states are weighing nearly identical bills, even though there are concerns that such laws could be unconstitutional.

According to supporters, the bills are meant to stop law enforcement from helping the federal government apply gun restrictions.

Iowa state Rep. Jeff Shipley (R) sponsored the legislation in his state, and said, “Law-enforcement officers shouldn’t have to do the government’s dirty work.”

Carroll County Attorney John Werden agreed, and explained, “I don’t see this as a liberal or conservative issue. I see it as a states’ rights issue.”

Last November, Iowans voted to adopt a constitutional amendment that exceeds the gun rights’ protections contained in the Second Amendment.

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” the amendment reads. “The sovereign state of Iowa affirms and recognizes this right to be a fundamental individual right. Any and all restrictions of this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.”

But there is some concern about unintended consequences.

Some say the bill and those similar to it are expansive enough to strip law enforcement of needed federal assistance and funding on a range of issues. 

Departments in Iowa could face a minimum of $50,000 in fines if they knowingly employ an officer who helps enforce federal gun laws.

Residents in Missouri can also sue for $50,000 if they feel their rights have been infringed upon.

“Where’s that line?” Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt said. “Obviously, I’m very pro-gun. I’m a conservative Republican Sheriff myself. But I still think that we have to have relationships.”

The popularity of this legislation stems from a popular opposition to the Biden regime’s authoritarianism, and a push back against the heavy-handedness of Big Government.  

Counties across the country have announced they are “Second Amendment sanctuaries,” and elected Sheriffs have campaigned on not enforcing laws they deem unconstitutional.

The concerns that these new laws are imperfect certainly have merit, and perhaps some revisions may need to be made before similar laws are rolled out in other states.

But it is encouraging to see local communities and states make plans to safeguard the rights guaranteed to all Americans.

Here’s to hoping that trend continues.

US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.