Hanlin takes flak on gun law
To say I was dismayed by the article in The News-Review on Jan. 25 about Sheriff Hanlin “sticking to his guns” is a huge understatement. I am appalled that he wrote a letter to the vice president of the United States indicating that his office “wanted no role in enforcing new federal gun laws.”
He has taken an oath to uphold the laws of the land, and to state in advance that he does not intend to enforce certain laws, even though at this point he certainly cannot know what those laws entail, seems to be a clear violation of that oath.
Even more disturbing are statements attributed to him in the article. When I read that he had said, “I think we’re potentially close to an armed revolution,” I had to wonder, “Who is he talking to, what has his response been to people who are making such statements?”
I live in a fairly conservative part of Douglas County, and I’ve heard nothing that even borders on what the sheriff is suggesting. For him to make a statement like that to the press is highly irresponsible, in my opinion.
At this point I am sincerely sorry I voted for Sheriff Hanlin in the last election; he is not the man I had been led to believe him to be.
Prudy M. Zorotovich