(United Press International) Not only will President Barack Obama’s gun control policies face challenges from interest groups like the NRA, some local leaders are refusing to enforce them.

Two Oregon sheriffs have sent letters to Vice President Joe Biden challenging the Obama administration’s brand new executive orders and future congressional action they believe would infringe upon the rights of the people they are sworn to protect.

Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller sent Biden a letter he also posted to his office’s Facebook page Tuesday, one day before Obama signed 23 executive orders intended to prevent gun violence. The sheriff’s letter has since received more than 38,000 likes and 46,000 shares on the social media site.

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