The Executive Director of the Alabama Sheriffs’ Association, Bobby Timmons, does not believe your car is your private property and he is not alone!
“An automobile is not a part of your home. It’s a part of the public property.” Timmons said.
Timmons (Who has never been in law enforcement by the way… go figure!) and a few rogue law enforcement officers in Alabama argue that when you are in your car on a highway or a street, that it has nothing to with private property. In fact, they seem to think that your right to bear arms only applies when you are at home! Insanity!
The crazy idea has come out into the open as Alabama gets close to passing a bill that allows Alabamans to carry a loaded pistol in their car without a concealed carry permit.
“I don’t think this has anything to do with the second amendment rights when you have the right to carry a weapon off your property,” said Timmons. “An automobile is not a part of your home. It’s a part of the public property.”
This is not the first time that Timmons has fought against the Constitutional right to bear arms. In 2013, Timmons sent a letter signed by all 67 Alabama sheriffs to state senators urging them to say no to similar proposed gun legislation.
“We know if this bill was to pass, there will be somebody injured, somebody hurt, somebody killed off this bill,” said Timmons at the time.
Well I guess we should have never handed out any drivers licenses either buddy, because a LOT more people die from auto accidents!
You would think the Executive Director of a Sheriffs association would know that criminals do not follow rules better than anyone.
It is not Bobby Timmons’ first foray into the world of odd thinking.
When Alabama Sheriff Greg Bartlett went to jail for pilfering $212,000 from the inmate meal fund, literally starving them, Simmons defended the Sheriff.
“You are never going to satisfy an incarcerated individual.” Timmons was quoted as saying in the NYT.
Yes, it made national news. U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon had held Bartlett, who said he made the $212,000 over three years, in contempt for violating an earlier consent decree on inmates’ food.
After the ruling, other sheriffs were asked for documents that would show how much they have made. An archaic Alabama state law actually allowed Sheriffs to keep monies left over after feeding the prisoners.
Bobby Timmons encouraged a giant cover-up.
“My recommendation to you is not to answer the letter or to receive their phone call,” Timmons wrote. Alabama’s public records statute “does not cover the . . . request,” he wrote.
Timmons added “Remember, you are the sheriff — you have not violated any law. . . . Do not let the tail wag the dog.”
Seriously? How is this guy still the Executive Director of the Alabama Sheriffs’ Association? He is backwards nuts!
This is straight out of an episode of the Dukes of Hazzard! It is Boss Hogg!
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