There’s a right way to protest federal laws that you think are misdirected or downright wrong.
Unfortunately, that’s not the route the Johnson County Board of Commissioners is choosing. In addition, this kind of attention to a political issue distracts the county’s executives from the pressing local issues that should be their primary concern.
A proposal approved this week by the commissioners orders local police not to enforce federal legislation they believe violates the U.S. Constitution. The order aims to stop the federal government from preventing residents from legally obtaining guns but would allow background checks or other safety checks.