January 29th, 2013

Sheriff Mack and CSPOA: 225 Sheriffs Oppose Gun Ban


Editor’s Note: The list of County Sheriffs who are standing up for the Second Amendment now totals two hundred twenty-five brave defenders of the U.S. Constitution. Oath Keepers salutes Sheriff Mack for spearheading this drive.  However, on January 31, 2013, I have removed one name from the list below, based on the quotations found in this article:

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/01/montgomery_county_sheriff_shar.html

From that article:

“I am a strong supporter of a person’s right to keep and bear arms; however it is time to institute some stiffer laws concerning assault type weapons and semi-automatic handguns with extended load magazines,” Marshall wrote in his January newsletter posted on his website.

“These type weapons have one, and only one, purpose and that is to kill people and sometimes many people, he said. “A person can very easily defend themselves or their loved ones with a gun that holds fewer rounds. Today guns, be they assault type rifles or semiautomatic handguns, hold up to 100 rounds of ammunition. Even a novice shooter could empty a 100 round magazine in less than a minute. In my opinion these weapons are nothing more than weapons of mass destruction. I believe that it is time to pass another Federal Assault Weapons ban such as the one that expired in 2004. Limit the number of rounds a weapon can hold without reloading and at least make a mass murderer have to drop a magazine and put another one into his weapon. That one act alone may save untold lives and misery being caused today.”

Well, that is enough to cause me to remove the Sheriff’s name from the list below. If you read the Sheriff’s newsletter you’ll see yet more reasons why he is an imposter if he tries to claim that he is a Constitutional Sheriff who will honor his Oath to the Constitution.

Salute!

Elias Alias, editor

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Utah Sheriffs Stand for the Second Amendment

Utah Sheriffs Stand for the Second Amendment

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In addition to the 225 individual Sheriffs listed below, there is one Sheriffs Association (Utah) which has publicly stated their opposition to the current Administration’s intended damage to our Constitution. In New Mexico 30 of a total 33 Sheriffs have stood up to oppose any new gun bans from Washington D.C.

1. The Utah Sheriffs Association (pdf for letter to President Obama)

2. http://www.guns.com/2013/01/19/new-mexico-sheriffs-say-they-stand-by-the-second-amendment-in-the-face-of-bans/

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Here are the 225:

Name County State

1

Blake Dorning Madison Alabama

2

Ana Franklin Morgan Alabama

3

Andy Hughes Houston Alabama

4

Jay Jones Lee Alabama

5

[Removed by Elias Alias]

6

Scott Mascher Yavapai Arizona

7

Joe Arpaio Maricopa Arizona

8

Tom Sheahan Mohave Arizona

9

Paul Babeu Pinal Arizona

10

Adam Christianson Stanislaus California

11

Jon Lopey Siskiyou California

12

Tom Bosenko Shasta California

13

John D’Agostini El Dorado California

14

David Hencraft Tehama California

15

Dean Growden Lassen California

16

Dean Wilson Del Norte California

17

Mike Poindexter Modoc California

18

Thomas Allman Mendocino California

19

Mike Downey Humboldt California

20

Margaret Mims Fresno California

21

Greg Hagwood Plumas California

22

Bruce Haney Trinity California

23

Martin Ryan Amador California

24

Jerry Smith Butte California

25

Donny Youngblood Kern California

26

James W. Mele Toulumne California

27

Justin Smith Larimer Colorado

28

Terry Maketa El Paso Colorado

29

John Cooke Weld Colorado

30

Stan Hilkey Mesa Colorado

31

Lou Vallario Garfield Colorado

32

Rick Dunlap Montrose Colorado

33

Jeff Christopher Sussex Delaware

34

Bill Snyder Martin Florida

35

Frank McKeithen Bay Florida

36

Mike Scott Lee Florida

37

Rick Beseler Clay Florida

38

Bill McCarthy Polk Florida

39

Michael Adkinson Walton Florida

40

Grady Judd Polk Florida

41

Stacy Nicholson Gilmer Georgia

42

Scott Berry Oconee Georgia

43

Roger Garrison Cherokee Georgia

44

Neil Warren Cobb Georgia

45

Butch Conway Gwinnett Georgia

46

Gary Gulledge Paulding Georgia

47

Joe Chapman Walton Georgia

48

Roy Klingler Madison Idaho

49

Kieran Donahue Canyon Idaho

50

Daryl Wheeler Bonner Idaho

51

Chris Goetz Clearwater Idaho

52

Doug Giddings Idaho Idaho

53

Doug McFall Jerome Idaho

54

Brian Brokop Lewis Idaho

55

Joe Rodriguez Nez Perce Idaho

56

Tom Carter Twin Falls Idaho

57

Dave Resser Benewah Idaho

58

Edward Motley Edgar Illinois

59

Mike Emery McLean Illinois

60

Jerry Parsley Clark Illinois

61

Brad Rogers Elkhart Indiana

62

Warren M. Wethington Cedar Iowa

63

Frank Denning Johnson Kansas

64

Denny Peyman Jackson Kentucky

65

Michael A. Helmig Boone Kentucky

66

John Snedegar Bath Kentucky

67

Scott F. Harrison Powell Kentucky

68

Charles A. Jenkins Frederick Maryland

69

Dar Leaf Barry Michigan

70

Ted Schende Benzie Michigan

71

Larry Stelma Kent Michigan

72

Robin Cole Pine Minnesota

73

Bill Rasco DeSoto Mississippi

74

Billy McGee Forrest Mississippi

75

Cecil Cantrell Monroe Mississippi

76

Brad A. DeLay Lawrence Missouri

77

Charles Heiss Johnson Missouri

78

Steve Cox Livingston Missouri

79

Mick Epperly Barry Missouri

80

Stephen Stockman Mercer Missouri

81

George R. Underwood Oregon Missouri

82

Michael Dixon Osage Missouri

83

Tom Rummel Sanders Montana

84

Jay Doyle Lake Montana

85

Scott F. Howard Powell Montana

86

Chris Hoffman Ravalli Montana

87

Darby Harrington Wibaux Montana

88

Mike Linder Yellowstone Montana

89

Ed Kilgpore Humboldt Nevada

90

Benjamin D. Trotter Churchill Nevada

91

Tony DeMeo Nye Nevada

92

Douglas R Dutile Grafton New Hampshire

93

Dan Houston Bernalillo New Mexico

94

Shawn Menges Catron New Mexico

95

Patrick R Jennings Chaves New Mexico

96

Johnny Valdez Cibola New Mexico

97

Jim Maldonado Colfax New Mexico

98

Dennis A. Cleaver De Baca New Mexico

99

Todd Garrison Dona Ana New Mexico

100

Scott London Eddy New Mexico

101

Raul Holguin Grant New Mexico

102

Michael R Lucero Guadalupe New Mexico

103

Herman Martinez Harding New Mexico

104

Saturnino Madero Hidalgo New Mexico

105

Mark Hargrove Lea New Mexico

106

Rick Virden Lincoln New Mexico

107

Marco Lucero Los Alamos New Mexico

108

Raymond Cobos Luna New Mexico

109

Benny House Otero New Mexico

110

Joe Schallert Quay New Mexico

111

Joe Mascarenas Arriba New Mexico

112

Darren Hooker Roosevelt New Mexico

113

Ken Christesen San Juan New Mexico

114

Benjie Vigil San Miguel New Mexico

115

Robert Garcia Santa Fe New Mexico

116

Joe Baca Sierra New Mexico

117

Phillip Montoya Socorro New Mexico

118

Miguel Romero Jr Taos New Mexico

119

Heath White Torrance New Mexico

120

William Spriggs Union New Mexico

121

Louis Burkhard Valencia New Mexico

122

Tony Desmond Schoharie New York

123

Richard Devlin Jr. Otsego New York

124

Donald Smith Putnam New York

125

David Cole Steuben New York

126

Coy Reid Catawba North Carolina

127

Adell Dobey Edgefield North Carolina

128

Jerry Jones Franklin North Carolina

129

Charlie McDonald Henderson North Carolina

130

Ed McMahon New Hanover North Carolina

131

Jimmy Thornton Sampson North Carolina

132

Eddie Cathey Union North Carolina

133

Donnie Harrison Wake North Carolina

134

Carey Winders Wayne North Carolina

135

A.J. Rodenberg Clermont Ohio

136

Sam Crish Allen Ohio

137

Bob ‘Big Block’ Colbert Wagoner Oklahoma

138

Johnny Tadlock McCurtain Oklahoma

139

Roger LeVick Jackson Oklahoma

140

Glenn E. Palmer Grant Oregon

141

Gil Gilbertson Josephine Oregon

142

Tim Mueller Linn Oregon

143

Craig Zanni Coos Oregon

144

John Hanlin Douglas Oregon

145

John Bishop Curry Oregon

146

Larry Blanton Deschutes Oregon

147

Jim Hensley Crook Oregon

148

Pat Garrett Washington Oregon

149

Dan Staton Multnomah Oregon

150

Mike Winters Jackson Oregon

151

Brian Wolfe Malheur Oregon

152

Mitchell Southwick Baker Oregon

153

Frank Skrah Klamath Oregon

154

Jason Myers Marion Oregon

155

Bob Wolfe Polk Oregon

156

Jack Crabtree Yamhill Oregon

157

Jim Muller Adams Pennsylvania

158

Eric J. Weaknecht Berks Pennsylvania

159

Clinton J. Walters Bradford Pennsylvania

160

Jeffrey C. Krieg Elk Pennsylvania

161

Al Cannon Charleston South Carolina

162

Chuck Wright Spartanburg South Carolina

163

Wayne DeWitt Berkeley South Carolina

164

Jim Matthews Kershaw South Carolina

165

James Metts Lexington South Carolina

166

Leon Lott Richland South Carolina

167

Jim Ruth Bradley Tennessee

168

Jim Hammond Hamilton Tennessee

169

Larry Smith Smith Texas

170

Terry Box Collin Texas

171

Joel W. Richardson Randall Texas

172

Jack Brandes Austin Texas

173

Johnny Brown Ellis Texas

174

Michael Cox Hill Texas

175

Bob Alford Johnson Texas

176

Earl Howell McCulloch Texas

177

Parnell McNamara McLennan Texas

178

David Medlin Oldham Texas

179

Tommy Gage Montgomery Texas

180

Dane Kirby Fannin Texas

181

Cameron M. Noel Beaver Utah

182

David Edmunds Summit Utah

183

James Tracy Utah Utah

184

Robert Dekker Millard Utah

185

Frank Park Tooele Utah

186

Joseph Yeates Box Elder Utah

187

G. Lynn Nelson Cache Utah

188

James Cordova Carbon Utah

189

Jerry Jorgensen Daggett Utah

190

Todd Richardson Davis Utah

191

Travis Mitchell Duchesne Utah

192

Greg Funk Emery Utah

193

James D. Perkins Garfield Utah

194

Steven White Grand Utah

195

Mark Gower Iron Utah

196

Alden Orme Juab Utah

197

Lamont Smith Kane Utah

198

Blaine Breshears Morgan Utah

199

Marty Gleave Puite Utah

200

Dale Stacey Rich Utah

201

Rick Eldredge San Juan Utah

202

Brian Nielson Sanpete Utah

203

Nathan Curtis Sevier County Utah

204

Jeff Merrell Uintah Utah

205

Todd Bonner Wasatch Utah

206

Cory Pulsipher Washington Utah

207

Kurt Taylor Wayne Utah

208

Terry Thompson Weber Utah

209

Merv Gustin Duchesne Utah

210

Than Cooper Garfiled Utah

211

James B. Nyland Sr. Grand Utah

212

Gene Ercanbrack Morgan Utah

213

Mike Lacy San Juan Utah

214

Kay P. Larsen Sanpete Utah

215

Phil Barney Sevier Utah

216

Kenneth Vanwagoner Wasatch Utah

217

Kirk Smith Washington Utah

218

Ken Bancroft Asotin Washington

219

Tom Jones Grant Washington

220

Dave Brown Skamania Washington

221

Brett Myers Whitman Washington

222

Ken Irwin Yakima Washington

223

Mike Harper Roane West Virginia

224

Ken Merritt Wood West Virginia

225

David A. Clarke Jr. Milwaukee Wisconsin



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24 Responses to “Sheriff Mack and CSPOA: 225 Sheriffs Oppose Gun Ban”

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  1. 1
    Christina Says:

    I would like some information on how this list was compiled. My county Sheriff is on that list, however, he has never made one single public comment on the matter and questions to his office to unanswered. Is it possible these Sheriff’s are getting their names added to the list just for the sake of PR? They are elected after all.
    Thanks for your time.

  2. 2
    Brian Mickelwait Says:

    God bless all of you who stand up for our US Constitution. God bless USAll. We desperately need Him and each other in these desperate times.

  3. 3
    Jason Says:

    The Colorado Sheriffs association has stood up for the 2nd amendment as well. http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22473138/county-sheriffs-colorado-release-memo-opposition-new-gun

    Sheriff Justin Smith of Larimer County Colorado back tracked slightly
    http://www.collegian.com/2013/01/30/larimer-county-sheriff-justin-smith-clarifies-gun-control-statement/

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is leading the charge in Colorado to protect our 2nd amendment. He has his statement here. Oathkeeper will enjoy reading it.
    http://shr.elpasoco.com/

    Jason

  4. 4
    mike smith Says:

    God bless you liberty loving patriot!!!! I sure wish my sheriff would sign on, he said he was for the 2nd amendment,and that he would arrest any alphabet soup agencies that tried to confiscate any guns, but I do not see his name here. I hope the crew will keep this board updated, would love to see where we stand and a good place to go if the &htf.

  5. 5
    Cal Says:

    This is so great that so many are coming forward and speaking out. Thank you all!

    Here is a great video on “”If Gun Control Did Work, DC and Chicago Would be Safest Cities in America”.
    http://12160.org/page/if-gun-control-did-work-dc-and-chicago-would-be-safest-cities-in-?xg_source=msg_mes_network

  6. 6
    TD Says:

    I had a Arkansas State Trooper in my store yesterday. He is a young man probably in his mid twenties. I asked him if I could ask him a personal question and he said yes. I asked him what he thought of the gun grabbers like Feinstein and others like her and would he obey any orders against the Constitution. His reply was that he was a gun owner and hunter and he would not give up his guns or take guns away from others because of some new law. He said that several of his fellow troopers felt the same way. I asked him if he was an Oathkeeper and he told me that had never heard of Oathkeepers. I Told him about the organization the best I could and then sent him to this website for further info.

    I will continue to inform any officer that comes in my store. By the way I own a knife store and we try to sell only AMERICAN MADE Products. I get law enforcement officers in my store from all over the country since we are in a tourist town.

  7. 7
    HD Rider Says:

    I do not trust COPS. I watched some of the hearings today, and all the Cops hate that we have the Second Amend. along with all of the Nazi’s who will surely send all of us to the Gas Chamber. I will never surrender, nor is Bozo my Pres. He is a Domestic Enemy and a Terrorist. The time has come for all Good Men to come to the aid of this Nation.

    [Editor's note to HD Rider: Dude, you should not paint all "cops" by the statements of some cops on tv. I can assure you that most cops do intend to protect the Constitution and our unalienable right to self-defense. The cops you saw on tv were likely hand-picked to support the Fedgov's drive to take our guns, but as you can see by the list above, more than two hundred Sheriffs are already on board with nullifying any Fedgov nonsense in their counties - do you want to encourage those who are standing up for our rights? Oath Keepers certainly does. We have thousands of peace officer members here who will honor their Oath to the Constitution. They are the best in America, and they are standing tall for your rights. Let's encourage them, and politely show other peace officers *why* they should join our ranks in a grassroots effort to save our country and reclaim our traditional way of life in America. Thanks for reading. Salute! Elias Alias, editor]

  8. 8
    Austrian Economics is Color Blind Says:

    It looks like some of these sheriffs may be lying to us.

    “49, Kieran Donahue, Canyon, Idaho” is mentioned, by name, in this piece:

    The Civilian Disarmament Dialectic
    http://lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w308.html

    The astute reader will notice that Donahue gives the game away in this statement from the first sentence of his third paragraph: “Law-abiding citizens have every right to own legal firearms….” Here he takes refuge in a familiar statist tautology: Our “Second Amendment [sic] rights,” on this construction, consist of the freedom to own whatever firearms the government permits us to have.

    Later in the essay, Donohue – succumbing to the irresistible temptation to boast about his supposed accomplishments – describes how he has “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.”

    Sheriff Donahue’s message to gun owners is: You can trust me not to help the Feds disarm you, because I only work alongside the Feds to seize “illegal” guns – which actually means that I will disarm you as soon as they outlaw possession of whatever guns you happen to own.

    When – not “if” – the Feds escalate their war against private gun ownership, “local” sheriffs like Donahue, Raney, and Rolland will do as they are ordered; they will defend their deputies as they commit crimes against innocent people; and collectivist media outlets like the Press-Tribune will dutifully retail the Regime’s talking points in the name of “empowering the community.”

    We are not going to be capable of defending our liberties unless we return to commodity money. We are helping them to destroy us:

    War and the Fed | Lew Rockwell
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl9lS5k7H5M

  9. 9
    mike smith Says:

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    To Oath Keepers staff, after reading some of these post, makes me wonder who is really in and who is not. I would hope that Sheriif Macs organization would contact these LEOs and would have them confirm their oaths.

  10. 10
    Elias Alias Says:

    Regarding my having deleted one name from the list above, I will say here that one of our officers in Alabama sent me the link to this Sheriff’s monthly newsletter, and I will pass this info along to Sheriff Mack. In the event that the Sheriff decides to edit his newsletter online, I will now paste in the url for his newsletter as well as the text as it stands on January 31, 2013:
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    JANUARY 2013

    After the terrible massacre of 20 innocent young children and 6 teachers at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, many different people from President Obama to news organizations throughout the United States are calling for some type of gun regulation. This is just one in a series of shootings this year which include a shooting at a mall in Portland by a masked gunman, a white supremacist killing six Sikhs at a temple in Oak Creek, Wis. The killing of 12 people and wounding of 58 people at a theater in Aurora, Colorado, and the killing of 7 people at a college in Oakland, California. There is no need to mention all of the other senseless shootings in the past few years.

    I am a strong supporter of a person�s right to keep and bear arms; however it is time to institute some stiffer laws concerning assault type weapons and semi-automatic handguns with extended load magazines. These type weapons have one, and only one, purpose and that is to kill people and sometimes many people. A person can very easily defend themselves or their loved ones with a gun that holds fewer rounds. Today guns, be they assault type rifles or semiautomatic handguns, hold up to 100 rounds of ammunition. Even a novice shooter could empty a 100 round magazine in less than a minute. In my opinion these weapons are nothing more than weapons of mass destruction. I believe that it is time to pass another Federal Assault Weapons ban such as the one that expired in 2004. Limit the number of rounds a weapon can hold without reloading and at least make a mass murderer have to drop a magazine and put another one into his weapon. That one act alone may save untold lives and misery being caused today.

    I often wonder why a person feels the need to carry such weapons and other than the ones who have mental problems, I feel that a person with these type weapons needs to feel important and in charge and these guns make them feel that way. There may be a great deal of insecurity felt by these people and they feel more secure with them. That is not to say that every person feels like this. Most citizens are God fearing, law abiding folks who just simply like guns and would never commit such heinous crimes but even these people have to know that these weapons in the wrong hands are just dangerous and it has to stop.

    If you’re fed up with these senseless mass murders, contact your Representative or Senator and tell them how you feel. Tell them not to be influenced by the NRA lobbyist and their money. Tell them to do the right thing and support some type of legislation to curb or slow down these massacres. There need to be strong Federal laws with stiff prison time for people who feel the need to violate the law. I know that my position concerning assault type weapons will make some people mad but I do not apologize. I am tired of the killing and something needs to be done!

    Al.com recently printed an article on pending gun legislation in the Alabama House of Representatives. This bill would remove discretion from Sheriffs in issuing pistol permits by changing the wording from �may issue� to �shall issue�. This bill would require Sheriffs to issue a permit if a person passes a background check, no matter what the Sheriff may know about this person such as having mental problems, being a drunkard or drug addict or pending investigations against this person. This is a dangerous bill and would authorize people with serious problems to carry a concealed weapon. Contrary to popular opinion, a person with a mental disability may very easily go undetected on a background check. In Alabama and many other states, there is typically no mechanism for entering a person with mental problems into N.C.I.C. (the national crime reporting computer). A person may not have a conviction that would show up in a background check simply because he or she has not been convicted or has been able to evade arrest even though law enforcement has responded to several calls involving this person. A person�s family or friends may ask the Sheriff not to issue a permit because he or she has mental problems or has anti-social issues. Under this legislation a permit would have to be issued.

    In the past several years the State of Alabama has dedicated less and less to helping people with mental health issues. The county jails have become the new mental health facilities when these people commit crime. If they are not convicted of a crime, they would be able to get a permit. Most of the mass murders are committed by people with mental problems.

    Another part of this bill makes pistol permits valid for five years instead of one and allows an issued pistol permit to be used as a background check when a gun is purchased. This is another bad idea. Five years is a long time and people change in that amount of time. They get arrested and sometimes develop issues that should not allow them to carry a concealed weapon. They are basically on their honor to report these to the Sheriff and very few will do so. What, if any, authority will the Sheriff have to revoke a license?

    This NRA backed piece of legislation is a very bad idea for all citizens in Alabama. I know that some folks don�t like the idea of a Sheriff, or anybody else, having to make the final decision on issuing a permit but it has to be done to best serve everybody. A Sheriff is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but they are in the best position to know the people applying for a concealed carry pistol permit. Contact your state Representative or State Senator and ask them to vote against this bill if it comes before them.

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