RALEIGH – When a Sheriff, or any other elected official, takes their oath of office, they swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. You would think the Bill of Rights, then would be front and center for maximum respect and reverence, but apparently not for Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker.
The Sanctuary Sheriff just suspended ALL pistol purchase permit applications for the next month because, get this, demand was too high.
BREAKING NEWS: Wake County Sheriff’s Office just suspended ALL pistol permit applications due to “unprecedented demand for weapons.” They will not reopen applications in Wake county until APRIL 30th. They say they’ve seen a 250% increase in demand.
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What part of the 2nd Amendment does did he skip over? Because, surely, this sworn law enforcement officer is completely unaware of the part where is says, ‘Shall Not Be Infringed.’
If it weren’t such a serious violation of the individual rights over every citizen in Wake County, the reasoning would be absolutely laughable. During a time of unprecedented uncertainty about the actions government or fellow citizens will take during the pandemic panic, and therefore a time a time any person would understandably want the ability to protect themselves and their family, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office has just canceled the Second Amendment for more than a month. Why? Because the demand was too high.
Seriously. Too many people are finding it necessary to own a pistol right now, so we must cancel the Second Amendment.
The policy will suspend all applications, not just for pistol purchase permits, but for concealed carry permits, or even renewals. By the way, if you cannot get your permit renewed, suddenly you are allowed to conceal carry anymore. If you thought government officials are going to far with closures of schools and businesses, or even if you think those are reasonable steps to take, this should make you think twice about what the term ‘unalienable rights’ actually means.
This is unacceptable. Let Sheriff Baker know it yourself, if you wish, at (919)856-6900.