PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Pick and choose

By From page A7 | August 30, 2013

EDITOR:

Upon reading the Sunday edition of a certain newspaper from Sacramento, I see that they have conjured up another “hit” piece on our sheriff. The “Editorial Board” has produced an editorial which states that Sheriff D’Agostini is picking and choosing which gun control laws he will enforce contrary to his oath of office. To that I say, “so what, Obama and Attorney General Holder do it all the time … and they took the same oath.” Where is the board’s indignation then?

Additionally, since most of the hundreds of complicated gun control laws are fiscally and logistically unenforceable in smaller sheriff departments like ours, I think it would be irresponsible for a sheriff not to pick and choose which laws to enforce based on available assets.

The Editorial Board also stated that our sheriff was of particular concern to them (non-residents) because he had the gall to strip the U.S. Forest Service of its authority to arrest violators of state laws because of complaints from county residents. They also believed that he was spending too much time fighting the Forest Service in their attempt to establish even more restrictive regulations merely to protect certain forest dwelling amphibians.

The board went a step further in its attempt to demean our sheriff by stating that our county is riddled with crime because Sheriff D’Agostini is spending too much time on these types of issues and we should remember this when he seeks reelection.

Those of us who live in this county know that our sheriff is looking out for us and that he listens to our complaints or concerns. Because of this, most of us continue to support Sheriff D’Agostini and we will show it at the polls.

ANTHONY J. ARJIL
Placerville

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