County sheriff vows not to enforce gun laws. Felon shoots up house full of kids.

An Oregon man shot up a house full of kids with an AK-47 about six months after he was convicted for opening fire on a street in a county whose sheriff has vowed not to enforce gun laws.

Stephen Sorensen was arrested after police said he fired the automatic rifle in a Klamath County house where five other people — two adults and three children under age 6 — were present. Fortunately there were no injuries.

Sorensen was charged with 20 separate counts — including first-degree robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangerment, coercion, possession of a firearm by a felon, attempt to elude and interfering with a police report.

Previously, he had been charged with attempted homicide in connection with the June 2014 incident in Chiloquin, where he lives.

Court records from Klamath County show Sorensen was also convicted in 2008 of weapons charges and previously on various misdemeanors.

The Klamath County sheriff has vowed not to enforce the Oregon Firearms Safety Act, which requires background checks for almost all private firearm sales.

As a convicted felon, Sorensen is legally prohibited from owning a firearm. But of course, the sheriff wouldn’t have been interested in enforcing that law anyway.