90 Sheriffs and Two Sheriffs Associations Have Pledged to Ignore “Obama Gun Control”

fe7a13287770923137 90 Sheriffs and Two Sheriffs Associations Have Pledged to Ignore Obama Gun Control

Last week,
Reason’s Ed Krayewski
noted that a handful of sheriffs around the country had pledged
to ignore new gun regulations being pushed by President Obama. If
Oath Keeper Sheriff Richard Mack is to be believed, the number of
sheriffs who are now refusing to enforce new federal gun
regulations is up to 90. “Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up
against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken,”
Mack wrote on the
site for the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association
(CSPOA). “I applaud these public servants for their courage and
conviction. I would encourage other Constitutional Sheriffs and
Peace Officers to add their voices to the growing numbers of
faithful protectors of our freedom.” As I
wrote when covering Mack’s primary run against
big-government Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, Mack founded
the CSPOA to 
enlist and train sheriffs and peace officers (a term Mack
prefers to “law enforcement officers”) to “understand and enforce
the constitutionally protected Rights of the people they serve,
with an emphasis on State Sovereignty and local autonomy.”
Mack’s list of anti-gun regulation sheriffs links to dozens of
letters to Vice President Joe Biden, in which sheriffs not only
argue against the constitutionality of new gun regulations (“The
Second Amendment guarantees each of us the right to keep and bear
arms to protect ourselves from anyone who would seek to cause us
harm. This includes the federal Government.”), but also make
explicit promises of non-compliance.”Any rule, regulation, or executive order repugnant to the
constitutional rights of the citizens of this County will be
ignored by this Office, nor will this office, or the citizens,
allow enforcement of unconstitutional activities by federal
officers,” reads a letter from Sheriff Gil Gilbertson in Josephine
County, Oregon. Sheriff Chuck Heiss of Johnson County, Missouri, wrote
As the duly elected Sheriff of Johnson County, Missouri, it is
my sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitutions of theUnited
States of America, and the State of Missouri against all enemies
both foreign and domestic. This means I not only have the duty to
protect my constituents from incidents of crime, but I also have a
duty and responsibility to protect and preserve the individual
rights and liberties afforded and guaranteed to every citizen by
our constitutions. This, Mr. President is a duty I fully
understand, appreciate, and will carry out with great vigor and
conviction. I will most certainly urge my fellow Sheriffs in the
State of Missouriand across this great nation to rise to the
defense and aid of all Americans should the federal government
attempt to enact any legislation, or executive order that impedes,
erodes, or otherwise diminishes their constitutional right to keep
and bear arms. I will use all means legal to meet this solemn and
sacred responsibility.
It’s worth highlighting that while Mack has been
tarred as a “small government extremist” by the Southern
Poverty Law Center, the refusal of CSPOA members to comply with new
federal gun regulations is not so different from the Seattle Police
Department’s
refusal to enforce federal marijuana laws; or, the refusal
of local law enforcement agencies in sanctuary cities to help ICE
enforce federal immigration laws. Also worth highlighting: There
are over 3,000 counties in the U.S., meaning the 90 county sheriffs
who have signed on with the CSPOA represent a fraction of a
percent. You can see the full list of signatories to Mack’s pledge after
the jump: LIST OF STATE SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATIONS1. Utah
Sheriff’s Association2. New
Mexico Sheriff’s Association (30 out of 33 sheriffs)LIST OF COUNTY SHERIFFS1. Sheriff
Glenn E. Palmer - Grant County, Oregon2. Sheriff
Gil Gilbertson – Josephine County, Oregon3. Sheriff Tim Mueller – Linn County, Oregon4. Sheriff
Adam Christianson – Stanislaus County, California5. Sheriff
Brad A. DeLay – Lawrence County, Missouri6. Sheriff Charles
M. Heiss – Johnson County, Missouri7. Sheriff
Steve Cox - Livingston County, Missouri8. Sheriff
Jon Lopey – Siskiyou County, California9. Sheriff
Craig Zanni – Coos County, Oregon10. Sheriff
John Hanlin - Douglas County, Oregon11. Sheriff
John Bishop – Curry County, Oregon12. Sheriff Larry Blanton - Deschutes County, Oregon13. Sheriff Jim Hensley – Crook County, Oregon14. Sheriff Denny Peyman – Jackson County, Kentucky15. Sheriff Roy Klingler – Madison County, Idaho16. Sheriff Blake Dorning – Madison County, Alabama17. Sheriff Justin Smith – Larimer County, Colorado18. Sheriff Al Cannon – Charleston County, South Carolina19. Sheriff Ana Franklin – Morgan County, Alabama20. Sheriff Andy Hughes – Houston County, Alabama21. Sheriff Stacy Nicholson – Gilmer County, Georgia22. Sheriff Robin Cole – Pine County, Minnesota23. Sheriff Bill Snyder – Martin County, Florida24. Sheriff Ed Kilgpore – Humboldt County, Nevada25. Sheriff Tom Bosenko – Shasta County, California26. Sheriff John D’Agostini – El Dorado County,
California27. Sheriff David Hencraft – Tehama County, California28. Sheriff Dean Growden – Lassen County, California29. Sheriff Dean Wilson – Del Norte County, California30. Sheriff Mike Poindexter – Modoc County, California31. Sheriff Thomas Allman - Mendocino County,
California32. Sheriff Mike Downey - Humboldt County, California33. Sheriff Larry Smith - Smith County, Texas34. Sheriff Kieran Donahue - Canyon County, Idaho35. Sheriff Margaret Mims – Fresno County, California36. Sheriff Pat Garrett – Washington County, Oregon37. Sheriff Dan Staton – Multnomah County, Oregon38. Sheriff Scott Mascher - Yavapai County, Arizona39. Sheriff Micahel A. Helmig - Boone County, Ohio40. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg - Clermont County, Ohio41. Sheriff Terry Maketa - El Paso County, Colorado42. Sheriff John Cooke - Weld County, Colorado43. Sheriff Scott Berry - Oconee County, Georgia44. Sheriff
Frank Denning – Johnson County, Kansas45. Sheriff Stan Hilkey – Mesa County, Colorado46. Sheriff Terry Box – Collin County, Texas47. Sheriff Chuck Wright  - Spartanburg County, South
Carolina48. Sheriff Greg Hagwood - Plumas County, California49. Sheriff Frank McKeithen - Bay County, Florida50. Sheriff Roger Garrison - Cherokee County, Georgia51. Sheriff Tony Desmond - Schoharie County, New York52. Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. – Otsego County, New York53. Sheriff Bruce Haney – Trinity County, California54. Sheriff Wayne DeWitt - Berkeley County, South
Carolina55. Sheriff Bob ‘Big Block’ Colbert – Wagoner County,
Oklahoma56. Sheriff Joel W. Richardson – Randall County, Texas57. Sheriff Mike Scott – Lee County, Florida58. Sheriff
Mike Winters – Jackson County, Oregon59. Sheriff
Brian Wolfe – Malheur County, Oregon60. Sheriff
Cameron M. Noel – Beaver County, Utah61. Sheriff
Tom Rummel – Sanders County, Montana 62. Sheriff Jeff Christopher – Sussex County, Delaware63. Sheriff Brad Rogers, Elkhart County, Indiana64. Sheriff David Edmunds – Summit County, Utah65. Sheriff James Tracy – Utah County, Utah66. Sheriff Robert Dekker – Millard County, Utah67. Sheriff Frank Park – Tooele County, Utah68. Sheriff J. Lynn Yeates – Box Elder County, Utah69. Sheriff G. Lynn Nelson – Chache County, Utah70. Sheriff James Cordova – Carbon County, Utah71. Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen – Daggett County, Utah72. Sheriff Todd Richardson – Davis County, Utah73. Sheriff Travis Mitchell – Duchesne County – Utah74. Sheriff Greg Funk – Emery County, Utah75. Sheriff James D. Perkins – Garfield County, Utah76. Sheriff Steven White – Grand County, Utah77. Sheriff Mark Gower – Iron County, Utah78. Sheriff Alden Orme – Juab County, Utah79. Sheriff Lamont Smith – Kane County, Utah80. Sheriff Blaine Breshears – Morgan County, Utah81. Sheriff Marty Gleave – Puite County, Utah82. Sheriff Dale Stacey – Rich County, Utah83. Sheriff Rick Eldredge – San Juan County, Utah84. Sheriff Brian Nielson – Sanpete County, Utah85. Sheriff Nathan Curtis – Sevier County, Utah86. Sheriff Jeff Merrell – Uintah County, Utah87. Sheriff Todd Bonner – Wasatch County, Utah88. Sheriff Cory Pulsipher – Washington County, Utah89. Sheriff Kurt Taylor – Wayne County, Utah90. Sheriff Terry Thompson – Weber County, Utah

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