SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Caught In Gun Control Net He Helped Cast

Ross Mirkarimi

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- “Although San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was a strong advocate of gun control while on the Board of Supervisors, he surrendered 3 handguns when police recently booked him on misdemeanor domestic violence charges,” KCBS reports.

“Mirkarimi apparently owned them while sponsoring legislation last summer to bolster San Francisco gun control laws against a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association.”

“Mirkarimi was elected sheriff in November after serving seven years as one of the city’s more liberal supervisors,” Fox News tells us.

Indeed, “As a longtime member of the progressive bloc on the Board of Supervisors, Mirkarimi was a vocal advocate of gun control,” The San Francisco Examiner informs us.

“But after being arrested on three misdemeanor charges including domestic violence battery, Mirkarimi was forced to turn over all his guns to authorities.”

“If Mirkarimi were convicted on the domestic violence charge, he would not be able to carry a gun as sheriff,” reporter Joshua Sabatini claims.

True, but it would entail more than that. If convicted, “thanks” to the infamous Lautenberg Amendment, he would be a prohibited person under federal law, forbidden not only to carry a gun, but to own or even touch one—forever.

And a protective order is enough to disenfranchise him from his fundamental right to keep and bear arms prior to being convicted of anything.

While it appears corroborating information of a pattern of previous abusive behavior against female partners  is emerging, along with documentation of his “well-known temper” and his own lawyer calling him “a bit of a tyrant,” it’s important to remember Mirkarimi is innocent until proven guilty, and also to keep in mind partners in failed relationships sometimes lash out motivated by revenge.

But even if convicted, a prohibition of a fundamental natural right over a misdemeanor is overkill.  And while I don’t pretend to give a damn one way or another about what happens to this Mirkarimi character, who as far as I’m concerned is hoist on his own petard and not likely to have an epiphany on individual liberty even if he manages to beat the…uh…rap, his predicament points to a disconnect between crime and punishment driven more by the political correctness he and his kind have demanded, enabled and enforced, than by public safety.

Because remember: Anyone who can’t be trusted with a gun can’t be trusted without a custodian.


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. Read more at www.DavidCodrea.com.

David Codrea

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doctorjet
doctorjet
9 years ago

Questions apparently not asked nor answered: Did the sheriff own the guns and live in San Francisco prior to his election as sheriff? Did he have CCW permits for all three? Does he have a gun safe at home?

"The sky was black with chickens coming home to roost."

Nanjing03
Nanjing03
9 years ago

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is no better than the other thug, Chicago Police Chief Jerry McCarthy, another high ranking, anti-2nd Amendment thug handpicked by Rahm Emanuel. Both of them will be swept by the concealed carry reforms that are advancing across the nation. The next big goal is to make the remaining "may issue" states like California, New York, and New Jersey into "shall issue" states. Finally, we need to clean up those final pockets of resistance such as college campuses and other so-called "gun free zones” which are fast becoming targets for armed criminals who can operate with… Read more »

bloodyspartan
bloodyspartan
9 years ago

, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

EricX
EricX
9 years ago

And by the way, on the original article… I hope Sheriff Mirkarimi is disarmed by the very policies he supported and becomes useless in his job other than some hypocritical bureaucrat that becomes as dependent on government force and protection as his disarmed constituencies! Then, (I only wish this on the worst of hypocritical wastes of flesh breathing up the oxygen the rest of us need to live) I hope he gets attacked and put in a possition where his last thought might be either "Damn, wish I had the right to have a gun and defend myself right now"… Read more »

EricX
EricX
9 years ago

BULL CRAP TASMAN! "Gun control is about keeping guns out of the wrong hands, not all hands." Then explain why it is ALL gun control laws impact ONLY the law-abiding citizens while doing little to prevent guns from getting into the hands of criminals much less impacting violent crime? Gun control makes as much sense as banning lighters to stop arson! Criminals will always find a way and the ONLY ones impacted will be those that actually obey the law! MURDER is against the law yet people still murder each other… but I digress. Also, if "Gun control is about… Read more »

Tasman
Tasman
9 years ago

You can own guns and still support gun control. It isn't an absolute. Gun control is about keeping guns out of the wrong hands, not all hands.