Gun Owners: Support Your Local Sheriff
Sheriffs CAN Block Federal Gun Control
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
high-profile former sheriff who once sued the U.S. government over its
gun regulations – and won – says it is the local sheriff who will have
to defend Americans when and if the feds starting banning and
Richard Mack, a former sheriff in Graham
County, Ariz., joined with then-Ravalli County Sheriff Jay Printz in a
lawsuit against Washington when Bill Clinton demanded sheriff’s enforce
provisions of the Brady Bill gun control law.
He won. And since then he’s been at the front of a movement that highlights the responsibility of local sheriffs.
as Washington gears up to consider imperious plans to limit guns,
require fingerprinting and registration, impose additional taxes and
fees, ban particular features or functions outright, and even confiscate
weapons of self-defense, Mack has told WND that there’s hope remaining
in local law enforcement.
It’s not complicated, he said.
control is illegal and it’s against the Constitution,” he said. “What
people don’t realize is that the Second Amendment was designed to
protect us from the power of the federal government.”
He said he would expect sheriffs across the country to defend the rights of ordinary Americans." (From an Article by Michael Carl at WND)
Read more at WND:
about it for a moment. When the conflicts between local citizens and
the federal agents begin, who is the person to get between them? You local sheriff, that's who.
I was sworn-in, many years ago, as a deputy sheriff, I swore to uphold
and protect the US Constitution. As Mr. Carl points out in his very
enlightening article, gun control is illegal. It is a violation of the
US Constitution. The 2nd Amendment says plainly your right to keep and
bear ("bear" means "to carry") arms shall not be infringed. Infringed
means "to go against," to change, to limit, and on, and on. In plain language it means the government cannot, legally, do a darned thing to infringe your rights under the Second Amendment.
to me, a local sheriff would be well within his rights, in upholding
the law (the constitution) to arrest any, and all, federal agents who
persist in an attempt to enforce any federally imposed gun control laws
in his jurisdiction.
Here is a little known fact: " ...
no matter what gun control laws are passed by the federal government,
they can only be enforced in your area if your county sheriff allows
them to be." Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/8806/county-sheriffs-can-block-federal-gun-control/#ixzz2H1443Hyg
... the county sheriff is the highest governmental authority in his
county and he does not have to bow to the tyranny of the federal
government if he deems such actions to be unconstitutional or unlawful.
In essence, the county sheriff has more legal authority within his
county than the governor or the state or even the president of the
Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/8806/county-sheriffs-can-block-federal-gun-control/#ixzz2H15TICpx
I agree with the writer of the article at godfatherpolitics.com. But I see two problems. One: The American government is no longer bound to the constitution. Having decided the constitution is no longer valid, since we MODERN Americans
have outgrown its lack of moral relativism, our current government just
does whatever the heck it pleases and rams it down the throats of the
Two: The American citizen is so totally
ignorant of his/her rights under the Constitution, including the Bill of
Rights, that they no longer protest when their government goes rogue. Of course, there is always the ten percent who either don't get the word or don't give a da*n.
the above information, don't you think it might be prudent to contact
your local sheriff and inquire where he/she stands on gun control and
the enforcement of unconstitutional laws in his/her jurisdiction?
Sheriff Richard Mack has authored a book entitled: "From My Cold Dead Fingers."
In the book, Sheriff Mack clearly outlines why the unrestricted right
of the people as individuals "to keep and bear arms" is essential to the
preservation of both individual liberty and domestic tranquility. Mack
reminds us of facts that were self-evident to earlier generations of
Americans, but which are all but forgotten in today's climate of
incessant cries for more gun control. Critics tell us "From My Cold Dead
Fingers." is concise and compelling. They say this book is an
indispensable resource for any lover of freedom. Some even insist "From
My Cold Dead Fingers." is one of the most essential books ever written
on the Second Amendment.
You may purchase "From My Cold Dead Fingers." here: http://www.amazon.com/From-My-Cold-Dead-Fingers/dp/0964193515
we Americans try to wind our way through these weeks, months, and years
of uncertainty, and turmoil that began upon the swearing-in of Obama,
the first time, and continues even today, extending into the future for
at least four more years, we desperately need leaders. The only
leadership coming out of our nation's capitol is leading the wrong way,
down the path to utter destruction.
Could it be that American leadership will ultimately be found at the local level -- with our powerful county sheriffs? Indeed, what could be more American than that?
These are, indeed, "times that try men's souls."
We are undoubtedly living through a period in our country's history
that will decide the fate, not only of OUR country, but of the world
community. For, as our friends at Canada Free Press say right across
the top of their website, "Because without a free America there is no free world."
the early days of the 20th century America has been fighting wars with
and for of its global neighbors attempting to maintain conditions that
allow freedom to grow and flourish for all people. Now it is
time we Americans turn our attention inward and clean up around our own
doorstep and in our own home. Its not just something we'd like to do --
it is something we MUST do -- or we will perish.
It's not about gun control. It's about people control, about liberty, about freedom, it's about making America safe for socialism. It's
about whether America survives as a free country or dies with the
shackles and chains of slavery wrapped tightly around her neck and the
heavy yoke of a powerful central government dragging her down into the
The only question -- do we have the courage
to stand up, as men, and demand that our God-given rights be left alone,
acknowledged as sacrosanct, just as God and the founders of this
nation intended? Or, do we curl up in a fetal position and mewl weakly
for our national nanny to tuck us in.
At my, ahem,
advanced age, I'm getting down to the "short rows" in life now and it
pains me to know that I may be leaving my grandchildren an America as
completely "messed-up" as it is today.
I watch our government taken over by the socialists, those who would
redistribute the wealth of that portion of this nation who work hard,
scrimp, save, and "render unto Caesar" their taxes to better their lot
in life and the lot of their children, I am reminded of something Samuel
Adams said in an article in the Boston Gazette back in 1768. Adams
said this: “The utopian schemes of leveling (He means
re-distribution of the wealth) and a community of goods (Here Adams is
referring to that which we call socialism today) are as visionary and
impractical as those which vest all property in the crown. These ideas
are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government unconstitutional. Now
what property can the colonists be conceived to have, if their money may
be granted away by others, without their consent?”—Samuel Adams, Boston Gazette, April 4, 1768. (Emphasis mine)
Socialism came ashore with the folks from the Mayflower. It failed -- and nearly cost the colony's life. It has been trying for a comeback in America ever since. Today socialism is thriving in America, and again, as it always does, it is killing its host.
© J. D. Longstreet