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This proves that government is far more effective at local levels and loses its representative position the larger it gets. These sheriffs live in their communities and can honestly represent the people who elected them. As we move to the state level some of that connection is lost. And, when we get to the federal level we find that much, if not all connection is lost. How many US Senators truly reprsent their constituents? How many even live in their home states?
Power belongs at a local level where we the people can control it - our founders were very wise to understand this.
“We had lots of people come in (to testify against the bill) and without any basis say, ‘This violates the Second Amendment,’” Frosh said. “They can cite the Second Amendment, but they couldn’t explain why this violates it. And the simple fact is it does not. There is a provision of our Constitution that gives people rights with respect to firearms, but it’s not as expansive as many of these people think.”
That, ladies and gentlemen is the root of the misunderstanding. The Constitution of the United States guarantees our rights. It does not give them to us. Nor does Mr Frosh, the State of Maryland nor the federal government. I salute the sheriffs for standing up for what is right, even when it's a losing battle (New York & Maryland). Maybe this will give hope and encouragement to those afraid to stand alone.