January 19th, 2013

Updating January 20 2013: 25 Constitutional Sheriffs


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I’d like to thank Sheriff Mack for sharing this remarkable list which we all should help grow. Visit your County Sheriff and thank him for serving your community, and while you’re at it, invite him to learn more about how he can protect the Constitution for all of his County’s citizens.

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List of Sheriffs Standing Up Against Obama’s Gun Control

1. Jackson County, Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman

2. Linn County, Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller

3. Madison County, Idaho Sheriff Roy Klingler

4. Crook County, Oregon Sheriff Jim Hensley

5. Douglas County, Oregon Sheriff John Hanlin

6. Curry County, Oregon Sheriff John Bishop

7. Livingston County, Missouri Sheriff Steve Cox

8. Smith County, Texas Sheriff Larry Smith

9. Josephine County, Oregon, Sheriff Gil Gilbertson

10. Madison County, Alabama Sheriff Blake Dorning

11. Larimer County, Colorado Sheriff Justin Smith

12. Charleston Count, South Carolina Sheriff Al Cannon

13. Morgan County, Alabama Sheriff Ana Franklin

14. Houston County, Alabama Sheriff Andy Hughes

15. Gilmer County, Georgia Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

16. Pine County, Minnesota Sheriff Robin Cole

17. Grant County, Oregon, Sheriff Glenn Palmer

18. Coos County, Oregon Sheriff Craig Zanni

19. Johnson County, Missouri Sheriff Charles Heiss

20. Martin County, Florida Sheriff Bill Snyder

21. Siskiyou County, Califorhia Sheriff Jon Lopey

22. Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff Ed Kilgpore

23. Stanislaus County, California Sheriff Adam Christianson

24. Grant County, Oregon Sheriff Glenn Palmer

25. Lawrence County, Missouri Sheriff Bard DeLay

Visit Constitutional Sheriffs at: http://constitutionalsheriffs.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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Editor’s note: By email on the evening of January 19, 2013, I received two more lists of Sheriffs and/or Police who would resist un-Constitutional “laws” violating the 2nd Amendment. A longer list follows this first emailed list, which was sent in by Tasha:

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http:// fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/list-of-sheriffs-standing-up-against-obamas-gun-control/31948/

List of Sheriffs Standing Up

1. Jackson County, Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman

2. Linn County, Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller

3. Madison County, Idaho Sheriff Roy Klingler

4. Crook County, Oregon Sheriff Jim Hensley

5. Douglas County, Oregon Sheriff John Hanlin

6. Curry County, Oregon Sheriff John Bishop

7. Livingston County, Missouri Sheriff Steve Cox

8. Smith County, Texas Sheriff Larry Smith

9. Josephine County, Sheriff Gil Gilbertson

10. Madison Count, Alabama Sheriff Blake Dorning

11. Larimer County, Colorado Sheriff Justin Smith

12. Charleston County, South Carolina Sheriff Al Cannon

13. Morgan County, Alabama Sheriff Ana Franklin

14. Houston County, Alabama Sheriff Andy Hughes

15. Gilmer County, Georgia Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

16. Pine County, Minnesota Sheriff Robin Cole

17. Grant County, Oregon, Sheriff Glenn Palmer

18. Coos County, Oregon Sheriff Craig Zanni

19. Johnson County, Missouri Sheriff Charles Heiss

20. Martin County, Florida Sheriff Bill Snyder

21. Siskiyou County, Califorhia Sheriff Jon Lopey

22. Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff Ed Kilgpore

23. Stanislaus County, California Sheriff Adam Christianson

24. Grant County, Oregon Sheriff Glenn Palmer

25. Lawrence County, Missouri Sheriff Bard DeLay

26. Shasta County, California Sheriff Tom Bosenko

27. El Dorado County, California Sheriff John D’Agostini

28. Tehama County, California Sheriff David Hencraft

29. Lassen County, California Sheriff Dean Growden

30. Del Norte County, California Sheriff Dean Wilson

31. Modoc County, California Sheriff Mike Poindexter

32. Mendocino County, California Sheriff Thomas Allman

33. Plumas County, California Sheriff Greg Hagwood

34. Humboldt County, California Sheriff Mike Downey

Read More: http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/list-of-sheriffs-standing-up-against-obamas-gun-control/31948/

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Sheriff Wheeler’s Response to President Obama’s Executive Actions

January 17, 2013

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Sheriff Wheeler Sworn In For A Second Term January 14, 2013

This last Monday, before a small group of friends and family, I took an oath to uphold  the U.S. Constitution, the Idaho State Constitution and the laws of Idaho. Nowhere in my oath did I agree to uphold the arbitrary wishes of a President who strays outside his Constitutional authority.  On January 16th, it was reported in the media that President Barak Obama signed 23 Executive Orders.  This is not so.  President Obama signed 23 “Executive Actions.”  These so called “Executive Actions” are nothing more than 23 suggestions which do not have the force of law.  This is nothing more than a Presidential Christmas “wish list” that he passed along to Congress for their approval.

Even though these “Executive Actions” do not constitute real law, the President has directed the Federal Agencies to carry them out.  The Department of Justice, the A.T.F., the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the General Services Administration, the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security have all been tasked to carry out his wishes.  He is also dove-tailing all his actions and attempting to restrict gun ownership by changing the rules within the Affordable Care Act.

So now that you know that, I urge you to push back by contacting your Idaho representatives on all levels, local, state and federal.  Let’s not lose any ground.  The law enforcers and the law makers need to be on the same page.

I believe that in order for the President to carry out his plans, he needs the approval of Congress.  This is where you come in.  I urge you to push back now by contacting your Idaho representatives on all levels, local, state and federal. The threat to your 2nd Amendment Rights will most likely come to your mailbox through a questionnaire in the mail, not a knock on your door.  These regulations will most likely be tied to Federal dollars sent to you as an individual. Please contact this office immediately if you are threatened.  I can’t do anything if I don’t know what is happening.  Above all, keep your cool!  I will come when you call. You can be assured my office will uphold and protect your 2nd Amendment rights.

Sheriff Daryl Wheeler

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Frank McKeithen – Bay County Sheriff In light of recent events and questions concerning gun ownership, I would like to let you know where I stand on this issue. Let me first say that I do not take guns away from law abiding citizens, nor would I support any action that proposes to limit our rights to gun ownership. As a hunter, sport shooter and gun owner, I firmly believe in the rights guaranteed to us by the Constitution. As the Sheriff of Bay County, I would strongly and actively oppose any legislation that infringes on our Second Amendment rights, as I have done on numerous issues in the past. I have taken an oath as Sheriff to support, protect and defend the Constitution, and fully intend to honor that commitment.——————————

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Canyon County sheriff says he won’t enforce Obama’s new gun restrictions

By Meghann M. Cuniff mcuniff@idahostatesman.com

Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue says he won’t enforce any new federal firearms restrictions, joining a chorus of county sheriffs across the U.S. who have publicly denounced President Barack Obama’s executive orders.

Donahue issued a statement Thursday calling Obama’s orders “political posturing.”

“I’m not going to fight hysteria with hysteria,” the statement reads.

Sheriffs in Oregon and several other states made similar announcements Wednesday, the day Obama issued 23 actions that don’t need congressional approval and apply only to federal law enforcement.

Obama’s orders call for, among other things, research into the causes of gun violence and ways to prevent it, and directing federal law enforcement to trace all guns seized during a federal criminal investigation. Obama also has called on Congress to ban military-style assault rifles and large-capacity magazines and to strengthen the background check system.

“A lot of sheriffs are now standing up and saying, ‘Follow the Constitution,’ ” said Sheriff Gil Gilbertson in southwest Oregon’s Josephine County.

Vaughn Killeen, a former Ada County sheriff who is executive director of the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association, said Donahue is the first Gem State sheriff to vow to ignore the new orders. He expects others to follow. Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney has yet to offer his opinion, a spokeswoman said.

“I can understand a sheriff who feels very, very strongly in a particular way and wants to make a statement,” Killeen said. “Many sheriffs have been contacted by their constituents in their counties wanting to know where they stand on this.”

But will it matter? Idaho has local offices of agencies such as the FBI and ATF, which enforce federal laws.

“For the most part, sheriffs do not enforce federal law, just like chiefs of police don’t enforce federal law,” Killeen said.

Wendy Olson, U.S. attorney for Idaho, said Donahue’s announcement won’t affect federal enforcement in Canyon County.

“Frankly, in the Treasure Valley, we have federal law enforcement who can execute the president’s mandate,” Olson told the Statesman. “It’s a mandate that’s been fully embraced by the Department of Justice.”

Olson said she doesn’t believe the decision will affect federal authorities’ relationship with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, which has people cross-deputized to serve on federal task forces. She said she understands differences of opinion can exist.

“They’ve been outstanding partners and investigators on a variety of cases,” she said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it’s unlikely any ban on assault weapons could pass the House of Representatives. Absent action by Congress, all that remains are the executive orders Obama announced.

Donahue, sworn in as sheriff on Monday, said he supports Obama’s proposal to provide incentives for schools to hire resource officers and will devote deputies to schools “just as soon as he provides that funding.”

“Each and every day, law enforcement officers in our communities put their lives on the line to prevent gun violence and uphold the Constitution. Those men and women don’t have time for hollow political posturing,” Donahue wrote. “When the White House is ready for meaningful dialogue, perhaps we can then talk about the real issues: for example, a culture of violence and disrespect of law enforcement, mental health issues, and the flow of illegal drugs into our country.”

Donahue said that gun ownership should not be a political issue and that the massacre in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 students and six educators dead “isn’t a political issue, it’s a tragedy.” “People who confuse these principles have no business telling me how to do my job,” Donahue wrote.

Gun advocates have seen Obama as an enemy despite his expression of support for the interpretation of the Second Amendment as a personal right to have guns. So his call for new measures triggered new vows of defiance. In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, urged the Legislature to make it illegal to enforce any executive order by the president that violates the Constitution.

“If someone kicks open my door and they’re entering my home, I’d like as many bullets as I could to protect my children, and if I only have three, then the ability for me to protect my family is greatly diminished,” Bryant said. “And what we’re doing now is saying we’re standing against the federal government taking away our civil liberties.”

Tennessee Republican state Rep. Joe Carr wants to make it a state crime for federal agents to enforce any ban on firearms or ammunition. Carr called for more armed guards at schools.

Legislative proposals to pre-empt new federal gun restrictions sprung up in Wyoming, Utah and Alaska as well. A Wyoming bill specifies that any federal limitation on guns would be unenforceable. It also would make it a state felony for federal agents to try to enforce restrictions.

“I think there are a lot of people who would want to take all of our guns if they could,” said co-sponsor Rep. Kendell Kroeker, a Republican. “And they’re only restrained by the opposition of the people and other lawmakers who are concerned about our rights.”

Republican state Sen. Larry Hicks credited Wyoming’s high rate of gun ownership for a low rate of gun violence.

“Our kids grow up around firearms, and they also grow up hunting, and they know what the consequences are of taking a life,” Hicks said. “We’re not insulated from the real world in Wyoming.”

In Minnesota, Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole sent an open letter to residents saying the federal government doesn’t have the right to tell the states how to regulate firearms. He said he would refuse to enforce any federal mandate that he feels violates constitutional rights.

In the end, it might not matter what states do.

“The legislature can pass anything it wants,” said Sam Kamin, a constitutional law professor at the University of Denver. “The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution makes that clearly unconstitutional. Where there’s a conflict between state and federal law, the federal government is supreme.”

Kamin and other legal experts said such disdain of Obama’s proposals is reminiscent of former Confederate states’ refusal to comply with federal law extending equal rights to blacks after the Civil War.

The National Sheriffs’ Association has supported administration efforts to combat gun violence. President Larry Amerson, sheriff of Calhoun, Ala., said he understands the frustrations of people in rural areas, though. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Here is Donahue’s full statement:

SHERIFF DONAHUE RESPONDS TO WHITE HOUSE GUN CONTROL PROPOSALS

Caldwell, ID – In response to media requests he received yesterday and today regarding the 23 point gun violence reduction plan announced by the White House, Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue issued the following statement:

First of all, and let me be as plain-spoken as possible as to two issues: First, gun ownership is not a political issue; it is a constitutional right. Second, what happened in Newtown isn’t a political issue, it’s a tragedy. People who confuse these principles have no business telling me how to do my job. I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, enforce the law, and protect my community, and that’s what I’ll do. Law abiding citizens have every right to own legal firearms, and I am confident that our Congress would not be so foolish as to let anyone strip us of our Second Amendment rights.

I’ve looked at the 23 Executive Actions signed by the President today, and I don’t see that they accomplish anything. It’s just political posturing, and I’m not going to fight hysteria with hysteria. I’ve worked for years with dedicated ATF agents, and other local law enforcement officers, to keep illegal guns – like sawed off shotguns – off our streets and enforce laws prohibiting felons from owning or possessing firearms.

The President says he wants to provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers. Let’s do it. I’ll be first in line, and stand ready to devote as many officers as I can to schools just as soon as he provides that funding. I am a strong advocate of having certified police officers serve as SRO’s in our schools. He wants to require law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. We already do. He wants to maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. Each and every day, law enforcement officers in our communities put their lives on the line to prevent gun violence and uphold the constitution. Those men and women don’t have time for hollow political posturing. When the White House is ready for meaningful dialogue, perhaps we can then talk about the real issues: for example, a culture of violence and disrespect of law enforcement, mental health issues, and the flow of illegal drugs into our Country.

God bless the United States of America.

Kieran Donahue Canyon County Sheriff

Meghann M. Cuniff: 377-6418

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/01/17/2416281/canyon-county-sheriff-says-he.html#storylink=cpy

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[Editor's Note: The following list of 58 was sent in by Klaas:]

List of Sheriffs Standing Up Against Obama’s Gun Control

1. Jackson County, Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman

2. Linn County, Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller

3. Madison County, Idaho Sheriff Roy Klingler

4. Crook County, Oregon Sheriff Jim Hensley

5. Douglas County, Oregon Sheriff John Hanlin

6. Curry County, Oregon Sheriff John Bishop

7. Livingston County, Missouri Sheriff Steve Cox

8. Smith County, Texas Sheriff Larry Smith

9. Josephine County, Sheriff Gil Gilbertson

10. Madison Count, Alabama Sheriff Blake Dorning

11. Larimer County, Colorado Sheriff Justin Smith

12. Charleston County, South Carolina Sheriff Al Cannon

13. Morgan County, Alabama Sheriff Ana Franklin

14. Houston County, Alabama Sheriff Andy Hughes

15. Gilmer County, Georgia Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

16. Pine County, Minnesota Sheriff Robin Cole

17. Grant County, Oregon, Sheriff Glenn Palmer

18. Coos County, Oregon Sheriff Craig Zanni

19. Johnson County, Missouri Sheriff Charles Heiss

20. Martin County, Florida Sheriff Bill Snyder

21. Siskiyou County, Califorhia Sheriff Jon Lopey

22. Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff Ed Kilgpore

23. Stanislaus County, California Sheriff Adam Christianson

24. Grant County, Oregon Sheriff Glenn Palmer

25. Lawrence County, Missouri Sheriff Bard DeLay

26. Shasta County, California Sheriff Tom Bosenko

27. El Dorado County, California Sheriff John D’Agostini

28. Tehama County, California Sheriff David Hencraft

29. Lassen County, California Sheriff Dean Growden

30. Del Norte County, California Sheriff Dean Wilson

31. Modoc County, California Sheriff Mike Poindexter

32. Mendocino County, California Sheriff Thomas Allman

33. Plumas County, California Sheriff Greg Hagwood

34. Humboldt County, California Sheriff Mike Downey

35. Smith County, Texas Sheriff Larry Smith

36. Madison County Alabama Sheriff Blake Dorning

37. Charleston County South Carolina Sheriff Al Cannon

38. Morgan County Alabama Sheriff Ana Franklin

39. Houston County Alabama Sheriff Andy Hughes

40. Gilmer County Georgia Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

41 Canyon County Idaho Sheriff Kieran Donahue

42. Fresno County, California Sheriff Margaret Mims

43. Washington County, Oregon Sheriff Pat Garrett

44. Multnomah County, Washington Sheriff Dan Staton

45. Yavapai County, Arizona Sheriff Scott Mascher

46. Boone County, Ohio Sheriff Micahel A. Helmig,

47. Clermont County, Ohio Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg

48. Morgan County, Alabama Sheriff Ana Franklin

49. Maricopa County, Ariznona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

50. El Paso County, Colorado Sheriff Terry Maketa

51. Weld County, Colorado Sheriff John Cooke

52. Oconee County, Georgia Sheriff Scott Berry

53. Gilmer County, Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

54. Canyon County, Idaho Sheriff Kieran Donahue

55. Johnson County, Missouri Sheriff Frank Denning

56. Mesa County Colorado Sheriff Stan Hilke

57. Collin County Texas Sheriff Terry Box

58. Spartanburg County, South Carolina Sheriff Chuck Wright

New Mexico, 30 of the state’s 33 county Sheriff’s will not enforce Federal Laws that violate the Constitution.

Visit Constitutional Sheriffs at: http://constitutionalsheriffs.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network




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15 Responses to “Updating January 20 2013: 25 Constitutional Sheriffs”

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    Paul Barton Says:

    I am a little disillusioned with this list. I was born and raised in California, but now live in Georgia. I find it non reassuring that liberal California has more sheriffs on this list than does conservative Georgia. Come on Georgia…get with it!!!

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    jeff Says:

    Might add Weld County Colorado sheriff Cooke to that list

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    Lee Says:

    There is Great News here from Utah!

    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=23782428&nid=148&title=sheriffs-feds-cant-take-away-utahns-2nd-amendment-rights

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    adam Says:

    Richland county ohio sheriff is on this list. Even carries a pocket constitution.

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    Bob Says:

    You need to add Butte County CA Sheriff Jerry Smith to the list also

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    LaVonne Says:

    Where is North Dakota on this list. I will call our local sheriff tomorrow.

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    Joe Berry Says:

    I was assured by Officer Hiderbrand in Greenville county Greenville, SC that Sheriff Loftis will only obey Constitutional orders. He told me the sheriff always made sure it was within the guidelines of the US Constitution

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    Brian Page Says:

    As one of the articles suggested, the Feds have their own people to do this dirty work. Will the local sheriff come to our aid, when the ATF, ICE, FBI or XXX come to confiscate unregistered weapons? Whose side will the county/state take, when a Federal gun thief is shot inside the front door?

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    Sammy Jar Says:

    Constitutional Sheriffs must work with the citizens to orginize a reserve militia force that can aid in the defense of county residents in a safe and fluid manner of cooperation. There needs to be confidence with the people in knowing they can contact their Sheriff for real help. Any federal agency acting in the county without specific approval from the Sheriffs office should be seen as hostile, and be forced to surrender or taken by force.

    Contact your local Sheriff and demand a clear answer on where they stand. Donate what you can to Oath Keepers so we can expand on our outreach campaigns that can take this popular mainstream message to an entire new level.

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    Rick Says:

    Multnomah County Sheriff Portland oregon, Washington County Sheriff Oregon made statements on the 17th

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