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Former Prosecutor Whines About “Constitutional Carry” Interfering With His War on Drugs

Published at on: Jul 14, 2021|

Categories: Drug War, Police

Police lobbyists fiercely resist virtually every effort to roll back gun control. Why is that?

As with most things relating to policing in modern America, it comes back to the “war on drugs.”

For instance, the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association aggressively lobbied to gut the Second Amendment Preservation Act recently passed in Missouri. The MSA claimed that banning them from enforcing current federal gun control – and anything new from the Biden administration – would stop them from “catching criminals.” This is a typical law enforcement scare tactic. In reality, these law enforcement lobby groups are primarily concerned with preserving their “federal partnerships” along with all of the federal grant money, asset forfeiture money, and power that go along with them.

Almost all of these “partnerships” revolve around the federal “war on drugs,” which, by the way, is unconstitutional. If you doubt this, ask yourself why it required a constitutional amendment to prohibit alcohol nationally. Why is marijuana any different?

The federal government has used the drug war to effectively create a national police force operating under euphemisms such as “joint task forces” and “state/federal partnerships.” It incentives state and local cops using lots of money, including grant and forfeiture dollars, to work with federal law enforcement. The bottom line is your local cops work for the feds every single day. They like it that way. And they aren’t about to risk those partnerships so you can keep your AR-15. I see the evidence every single day as I watch these cop lobbies oppose every effort to stop enforcement of federal gun control and dumb Republicans bowing to the pressure.

After decades of fighting the fed’s war on drugs, local cops have internalized this federal policing priority.

Cop lobbies sometimes even oppose “constitutional carry” because it interferes with their drug war.

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Michael Maharrey [send him email] is the Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center. He is from the original home of the Principles of '98 - Kentucky and currently resides in northern Florida. See his blog archive here and his article archive here.He is the author of the book, Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty., and Constitution Owner's Manual. You can visit his personal website at and like him on Facebook HERE

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