President Obama offers gun control as a means of fighting violence, but America’s ‘safest city’ has lax gun control laws, and local officials mean to keep it that way.

“We’re being proactive and being pre-emptive,” El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton said after the county panel passed “a resolution challenging President Barack Obama’s 23 executive orders designed to crack down on gun violence,” as the Denver Post explained.

Gun violence isn’t much of an issue in El Paso, which is the safest city of its size in the country.  “[T]his week, for the third year in a row, El Paso was ranked as the safest U.S. city with a population greater that 500,000 by CQ Press, which compiled FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports,” per Fox.