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Uphold the laws


March 14, 2019

So the new Columbia County Sheriff is not going to enforce Initiative 1639 that 60 percent of Washington voters supported. Did he not take an oath to uphold the laws of the State of Washington when he was sworn in as sheriff? How does Sheriff Joe Helm get to pick and choose which laws he will enforce? Are he and other sheriffs in the state being intimidated by groups (i.e. the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation) that opposed Initiative 1639? Until and if the federal court finds the law unconstitutional, he should uphold the law.

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