This is a very very tough predicament for law enforcement officers. I can boast that I would not enforce these orders from superiors but then again, I’m not a cop, I’m not in danger of losing my livelihood. Cops have families.
The problem is isolation, if one cop refuses but the others comply then the one gets fired. The one can’t pay the mortgage, can’t make the payments on the car, can’t afford to buy groceries, and gun control is still being enforced.
The cops need to get together now, before it gets to that, so that the one is not just one. If they can band together before critical mass they can prevent the isolation.
Video: Oath Keeper Officer Calls on Brother Cops to Refuse to Enforce Gun Bans or Registration
In this video, Oathkeeper151, a New Jersey Police Officer who has been a member of Oath Keepers since 2009, makes it clear that he will not obey orders that violate the Bill of Rights. In particular, he says he will not be used as a tool of oppression against the American people who resist and refuse to comply with infringement on their right to bear arms, such as legislation or executive orders that decree they must register, get finger printed and photographed, like a criminal.
He asks his fellow officers what they are going to do if that happens. Will they keep their oaths? Here is his own description of his video:
In this video I ask my fellow Police Officers what they would do, if they were given an unlawful order. I also touch on the Assault Weapons Ban introduced by Senator Feinstein, and how this bill has the potential of putting us Police Officers in a very bad/even fatal predicament.
I spoke to him on the phone and he made it clear that he is not afraid to take this public stand because this is what needs to happen. He says the peace officers across America need to stand up and let the people know that they are on the side of the Bill of Rights, and that they will protect the rights of the people. In one of the comments on his video, another officer had this to say:
I'll lay my badge down, stop doing what I love if someone tries to make me do something immoral or unconstitutional. Good video, take care
Oathkeeper151 agrees. He told me that if there were door to door raids for guns against Americans who refused to comply with registration or bans, he would either defend the people with his badge on, stepping between them and the oath breakers doing the raids, or he would lay his badge down on the table and then go join the people in resisting. He loves his work as a police officer, but his oath, and his responsibility to protect the people of his community, is more important than his job. His oath comes first. The rights of the people come first.... and he is not alone.
Founder of Oath Keepers