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Riverside County Sheriff Rejects Feinstein's Gun Control Legislation

"In the end, I believe this proposed bill will cause far more harm than any good,” Sheriff Stan Sniff argues.

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff has written a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein denouncing her federal legislation that proposes to ban assault weapons in this country.

“I believe [the legislation] is overreaching within the context of our Second Amendment. It places legitimate citizens, both now and in the future, at potential risk of not being able to lawfully defend themselves, or to participate in legitimate recreational shooting sports that should be available to all across our great nation. In the end, I believe this proposed bill will cause far more harm than any good,” Sniff wrote in his Feb. 1 letter to Feinstein.

The letter was also sent to the county’s congressional representatives, according to Sniff’s office.

Sniff argues that rather than focus on banning weapons that are “universally” used by law-abiding citizens, the emphasis should be on increasing efforts to keep firearms and other weapons out of the hands of those who should not have them. He also argues for increased punishment for those who “willfully misuse” firearms.

“Although our state and local law enforcement agencies do not enforce federal laws, and you have served our State well over many years in many ways, I do not support this proposed legislation, and I recommend others in Congress also oppose it,” Sniff wrote.

See the attached to read the full letter.

Gandhi February 16, 2013 at 03:25 AM
http://www.bradycampaign.org/facts/gunviolence Now if you know how to "click" on a link, you ought to be able to see the information here is NOT from 1998, most of the studies and reports here, are within the last couple years actually. But, I see you tend to "pick and choose" what serves you best, kinda like bible thumpers, and leave out what doesn't correlate with YOUR viewpoints. What a surprise.
Gandhi February 16, 2013 at 03:26 AM
I seriously doubt that anybody's gonna watch a half an hour video here on this topic.
Brenda February 16, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Rick, Wonderful, current and correct information. Its so helpful for those of us who want to learn the statistics on matters that we get the correct information about it.
Brenda February 16, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Linda 9:49 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013 "" If you are not going to be up front or honest, I can't waste my time with you any further here.""
Vince February 16, 2013 at 09:09 PM
"Disgusting"? Jeez....and here I was just thinking how much fun I could have with the last name SNIFF if it were mine. Got a pal named Ken Barr who named his daughter "Candy"....got another'n who had a MIRACLE pregnancy with his wife, and so he named the lad "Fat Chance"....used to know a kid name'a "Lance Flatu", which don't look like much until you read it last name first, first name last...go ahead. Parents with a sense of humor, you bet....and I also bet you could add some in there...but back to last name SNIFF....son or daughter first kid I had I would name it: "Armpit", and golly gee willikers, the possibilities are truly unlimited, huh?
Gandhi February 17, 2013 at 01:17 AM
Yeah, well the crazy liberal leftist Democrats, like ME, voted her in!! Majority rules, boohooohoooo!
Gandhi February 17, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Well how nice for you Rick. However, that information is basically meaningless isnt it? As there are many facts that prove thousands of accidents happen in the home with guns. I lived next door to a kid who went over to another kids house, a gun was not secured, and the two boys were "messing around with it", upshot (pun intended) was that my neighbor friend LOST HIS ARM - he was only 12 years old. How would YOU suggest that anybody checks that firearms ARE secure by the way? Not possible. Any idea where most criminals get their guns illegally? YOUR HOUSE!!! Or your neighbors, or wherever they happen to break into, so in essence the "law abiding" gun lovers are PROVIDING the guns for the criminals. Would you like me to pull up a link and statistics for you on gun "accidents" involving children in the home? Its on that same site I gave you before where you can look up all kinds of statistics, studies and reports on guns. Brenda - How about YOU looking a few things up yourself instead of relying on everybody else here to do the work for you??? Hmmmmm?
Brenda February 17, 2013 at 01:56 AM
LOL i wish I was that creative to come up with funny names that mean something else. I have heard a few of the "paging" ones, cant remember them now, but they were hilarious. I know for sure if I had a first or last name that could be made into anything to be teased over, I WOULD CHANGE IT!! Heck, my name is Brenda but I do not go by it, never have, because it sounds like a LIbrarian and I am nothing like a Librarian!! LOL
Arthur Spooner February 17, 2013 at 03:29 AM
I think on the 20th there is a candlelight vigil for people who have died from gun violence. We should have one for people who die from accidental poisonings and tripping and falling too!
Arthur Spooner February 17, 2013 at 03:31 AM
Linda you are special aren't you?? The bible is based on interpretation. Just because you view it one way, doesn't mean its true! Everyone sees it differently. Open your mind, but hold on to your brains, they may fall out!
Vince February 17, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Linda 12:13 am on Sunday, February 17, 2013 "I lived next door to a kid who went over to another kids house, a gun was not secured, and the two boys were "messing around with it", upshot (pun intended) was that my neighbor friend LOST HIS ARM - he was only 12 years old. How would YOU suggest that anybody checks that firearms ARE secure by the way? Not possible." And that right there is why God gives us all TWO arms, one's a "spare"---just in case ya shoot one off. When I was twelve I really wanted a shotgun too. And every time I mentioned that to an adult, they'd pretty much all say: "You'll shoot your arm off!" And there I thought they were just trying to skeer me into no gun!! But I did get a nice pump shotgun from Santa that Xmas, and I STILL got's two arms all these years, and trigger pulls later----which seems to be the rule, rather then the exception.
Vince February 17, 2013 at 06:27 PM
And Linda....it is easy enough to disable ANY firearm, if you bother to take the time to disable it---'course if ya need it quick, then ya gotta ENABLE it again, and that may be under duress, and for some folks that'd be why they died fumbling with a trigger mechanism, or whatever they pulled off the weapon to make it "Linda Approved Safe"... But I do suggest for guns that you have no intention of using as a defensive weapon in your home, simply disable the dang thing, and keep whatever part you pull off to disable the gun, in a seperate location.
Vince February 17, 2013 at 08:34 PM
South Africa has gun problems too...they are just behind #1 Columbia in gun related deaths! Was just reading about that Olympic guy, Pisstoria, or whatever his name is, whut shot his girlfriend---appears now in all honesty that he doesn't have a leg to stand on---they done found a bloody "Cricket Bat" at his residence that they figger he whopped her upside the head with in addition to plugging away with that 9mm pistol--this new twist sorta puts his "accidental shooting defense" to rest, ya think? And as an aside, 9mm rounds suck, even in a HP...they just don't have good "knock down power", and maybe that is why the fella needed to bring that bat into play too? And so, we prolly oughta think about banning Cricket Bats here in The U.S., just in case of 9mm failures...
Gandhi February 18, 2013 at 07:09 AM
How about we just BAN MORONS?! I think that might really be the ticket Vince!! Your "jokes" about a battered woman who was murdered in cold blood, and my friend who lost an arm, are in extremely poor taste by the way, but so is nearly everything you talk about.
Gandhi February 18, 2013 at 07:11 AM
Hilarious Arthur.
Brenda February 18, 2013 at 09:27 AM
Arthur, Good idea, and add everyone who has been killed by drunk drivers! People being killed accidently by guns is not even on the list of probablyof the top 100 ways people are accidently killed. Might not even be as many intentional shootings as their are DUI's killing people and whole families? Seems gun haters need to be more worried about stopping booze from getting sold to drunks to stop murders, instead of what guns I have in my house.
Brenda February 18, 2013 at 09:31 AM
Hey VINCE!!!, me too!! My first shotgun was a 1-10 :) It was so yiddle and cutsey, just perfect for a little girl and I carried her so proud like I was taught to by my Dad and Mom and also in Hunter Training Courses. Had my gun safety cards and everything, hehehehe.!! Then I got a bit older and qualified once a year to carry CW and by then had worked my way up a bit :) Disable a gun and have to run and find the piece BEFORE a "bad" man gets into your house and shoots you or stabs you? Hmm I do not think that is possible Vince even if you know how to disable and enable a firearm in record time for cleaning. Might as well stand in the foyer and say "I Give Up, please take anything you want and my eyes are closed and I cannot see you, please do not hurt me". :/ **cry**
Brenda February 18, 2013 at 09:36 AM
He was really angry at her, talk about overkill. :/ Sad story and of course more people are killed by other means then guns Vince. We all know that. If Gun Control peps wanna start takin away things that "bad guys" use to kill their victims, start with knives, bats, rope, pokers, fists, kicks, box cutters (these are actually very popular because they are cheap and sharp as hell and not illegal to be caught with, easier to take apart and spread out the parts after a murder) drowning, out a 2nd, or 3rd floor building, quick shot of drugs and on and on and on.
Brenda February 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM
Linda 12:13 am on Sunday, February 17, 2013 Linda You go right ahead hun look er up!. You argued earlier when I said "bad guys" get guns during a burglary, along with MEXICO shipping them in to sell by the car/truck load countless times a day. Another item you argued. You, Linda, are a real piece of work and why all of us even bother responding to you is beyond me, other then these guys are making fun of you and you don't realize it. Criminals and anyone who wants a gun can get it anywhere! Gangs, Asian, Mexican, Blacks, El Salvadorian(big ones now) etc. Any larger City like Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, other small gang infested Cities have guys who walk right up to you with a folded newspaper with a gun inside. GET IT? They will run back and forth or have a few in pockets of their jacket. TAKE YOUR PICK, GET IT? Cash Only. These guns can come from anywhere. Burglaries a week ago or 20 years ago, robberies, gun auctions, sales, illegal from internet, coded words in Craigslist, and some were probably legal at one time. The least way they get them is in home burglaries as most people do have them well hidden or locked up. Its the newb who has it laying out loaded thus the reason for your 12 yr old friends missing arm. Its typical of anal parents who dont know anything about guns themselves. If they had taught their child proper use of guns, it would have never happened. Go take a gun class or two Linda, get ed-u-mac-cat-ed.
Brenda February 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM
LOLOLOLOL Arthur, I just caught this one.
Brenda February 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Arthur, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Omgosh, I missed a few good ones.
Brenda February 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM
ROFLMBO Arthur, and I am not going to be able to sleep from laughing so hard now. My cheeks are permanently dimpled now from laughing so hard. LOL
Vince February 18, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Linda dear...careful what you wish for, you very well may be Top O' The List on that particular ban!! I wans't joking---I was sharing a personal anecdote, and an observation on a terrible murder. But here, here is a pretty good article from a fella who speaks for MILLIONS of American's in this little Eye Opener: http://faultlineusa.blogspot.com/2012/12/americans-wont-give-up-their-guns-law.html
Bob Dole February 19, 2013 at 05:26 AM
Daniel Cooper March 01, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Send a shock wave to Dianne Feinstein and the extreme left. Sign the petition to repeal Senate Bill SBX211. When the entire Los Angeles Superior Court Judges face felony charges for accepting money that was NOT authorized by law. That should put them back on their heels for a while. Google SBX211 and sign the petition. COMPLETE MAINSTREAM MEDIA BLACKOUT, Please help telling others to sign.
DB March 06, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Q. "Why do you need a gun like an AR 15?" A. It's not about need, it's about my Second Amendment right to own such a rifle! Q. But Assault Rifles are not necessary for hunting? A. First of all, it's not an Assault Rifle. And secondly, the Second Amendment is not about hunting, it's about defending Liberty from tyranny! Q. So you are worried that a tyrant is going to take away your guns and your liberty? A. No, because I have the Second Amendment!
Ed Hamlin March 26, 2013 at 06:20 AM
Linda, I have seen your snarky comments. You think that liberals have the majority in California, however the state is for the most part conservative with the exception of LA and San Francisco. The remainder of the state follows good judgement. I would submit to you how would you recommend some one defend them self? I have spoke to many liberals who have the idea of rolling up in a ball to try to survive an attack, this method rarely works with bears, how do you think it would work with someone who has immensely larger cognitive ability with a knife or gun?
Ed Hamlin March 26, 2013 at 06:22 AM
Great job on how to respond to someone who thinks we don't need a rifle like the AR or other semi automatic weapon.
Bill Brakeman April 05, 2013 at 01:39 AM
1. Many tyrannical dictators are elected by "popular vote", the "useful idiots" as Vladimir Lenin called them. 2. All tyrannical dictators and all "useful idiot" politicians who want to ban guns are protected by armed guards. 3. The biggest killer of people throughout history has always been the government. The people that they killed have ALWAYS been UNARMED. 4. "It won't happen here", "They wouldn't do that", "It's for our protection", "They're professionals", "It's for the children", etc., etc., blah, blah......... 5. WAY TO GO, SHERIFF SNIFF !!!!!
Bill Brakeman April 05, 2013 at 06:47 AM
Hey LINDA - fire up another doob and take a few more hits of your "medical" marijuana............. In regards to that guy you know that lost an arm in a gun accident......I guess if he had been preemptively "disarmed", then he wouldn't be "dis-armed" now....... ;-) Is his name Fred Johnson? Dr. Kimble is looking for him......


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