Regarding county sheriffs’ enforcement of “new” firearms restrictions: Why, after a mass shooting, do our elected officials want to pass more legislation against law-abiding citizens, while ignoring government officials that do not abide by existing laws?

Multiple examples of this occur at every level of our government. Immigration laws are ignored every day. The U.S. attorney general refused to comply with a congressional subpoena related to BATFE allowing firearms from the U.S. to illegally enter Mexico. Multiple states have approved the use of federally controlled substances without repercussion.

If federal and state officials don’t have to comply with the laws, why should county officials, or for that matter, anybody? We all have the same constitutional rights; we must all follow the same laws — government officials included.

Jack Breitenstein