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74 NO-HEDGE Sheriff Statements Regarding Your Rights - as of 1/24 - Any More? Open Thread

Get your Sheriff to Support The Liberty Amendment!

Reality Check: Most of these sheriffs support the federally funded the "war on drugs." Why not lead in with a 2nd amendment question and then after beating their chest about how much they support and defend the constitution, ask them where it grants the authority to do drug raids in the constitution?

1) Houston County (Alabama) Sheriff Andy Hughes
"As Sheriff of Houston County it is my job to protect the constitutional rights of our citizens. The second amendment is a right, not a privilege and shall not be infringed upon. As long as I am Sheriff of Houston County, I will not allow anyone to seize any firearms from law abiding citizens within this county."

2) Madison County (Alabama) Sheriff Blake Dorning
Gun Control Laws That Violate Constitution Won’t Be Enforced.

3) Scott Masher (Arizona) Yavapai County:
"As Sheriff, I refuse to participate or cooperate with any unconstitutional order that will infringe upon our 2nd amendment rights."

4) Fresno County (California) Sheriff Margaret Mims
"We don't need any more laws. Laws only work on people who obey the law."

5) Siskiyou County (California) Sheriff Jon Lopey
Declared that he was "... sworn to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and it seems we have more enemies that are domestic these days... "

6) Stanislaus County (California) Sheriff Adam Christianson
"I refuse to take firearms from law abiding citizens and will not turn law abiding citizens into criminals by enforcing useless gun control legislation."

7) El Dorado County (California) John D’Agostini
“The purpose of this letter is to go on record of re-affirming my oath of office and making it clear that I and my staff will never violate [our oath of office] by being pressured into enforcing any unconstitutional provision, law or executive order.”

8) Shasta County (California) Sheriff Tom Bosenko

9) Del Norte County (California) Sheriff Dean Wilson
“I had spent a good part of my life enforcing the penal code, but not understanding my oath of office,” he told the audience. “I was ignorant and naïve, but now I know of the assault against our people by the federal government.”

10) Modoc County California) Sheriff Mike Poindexter
"I've been a public servant my whole life. First thing I protect is the people. That's who I work for, that's who I protect."

11) Larimer County (Colorado) Sheriff Justin Smith posted on CIAbook that he wouldn't allow unconstitutional proposals to stand.
"The Colorado Sheriff occupies this independent office which is not a subservient department of county, state or federal government."

12) Hinsdale County (Colorado) Sheriff Ronald Bruce
“I Will Protect Constitutional Rights…With My Dying Breath”

13) Martin County (Florida) Sheriff Bill Snyder
"...can't support Federal gun rules."

14) Oconee County (Georgia) Sheriff Scott Berry
"I am 100 percent totally opposed to any type of knee jerk reaction where yet again this country tries to solve a problem by 'banning' inanimate objects because they may be used by the mentally ill for the purpose of harm."

15) Gilmer County (Georgia) Sheriff Stacy Nicholson
"I, along with a large number (which is growing daily) of Sheriffs across the state of Georgia as well as the entire United States, have no intention of following any orders of the federal government to perform any act which would be considered to be unlawful or a VIOLATION OF ANY PART OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, nor will we permit it to be done if within our power to prevent it."

16) Paulding County (Georgia) Sheriff Gary Gulledge
“This sheriff will have no part in unarming law abiding citizens.”

17) Cherokee County (Georgia) Sheriff Roger Garrison
"will defend the 2nd Amendment against any infringements by the federal government and the Obama administration."

18) Madison County (Idaho) Sheriff Roy Klingler
"I personally am sick and tired of the government putting regulations in place that affect our personal rights, our property rights and the Constitution," said Klingler.

19) Johnson County (Kansas) Sheriff Frank Denning
The militia mentioned in the Second Amendment pertains to all able-bodied citizens capable of bearing arms. That is US! “to Keep and Bear arms” means, “to OWN and CARRY arms.”

20) Jackson County (Kentucky) Sheriff Denny Peyman
"American citizens already have given up too much power over guns..."

21) Pine County (Minnesota) Sheriff Robin Cole
Will Not Enforce Further Federal Gun Regulations.

22) Livingston County (Missouri) Sheriff Steve Cox
"I personally and professionally believe there are many other useful ways to better help in educating and protecting our population then by dismantling the Constitution of the United States of America."

23) Lawrence County (Missouri) Sheriff Brad DeLay
Signed Steve Heiss's Letter

24) Johnson County (Missouri) Sheriff Charles Heiss
"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."

25) Grant County (Oregon) Sheriff Glenn Palmer
“I will not tolerate nor will I tolerate any federal incursion within the external boundaries of Grant County, Oregon, where any type of gun control legislation aimed at disarming law-abiding citizens is the goal or objective,”

26) Coos County (Oregon) Sheriff Craig Zanni
"I have and will continue to uphold my Oath of Office including supporting the Second Amendment Rights of our citizens,"

27) Crook County (Oregon) Sheriff Jim Hensley said Tuesday he sent the same letter to Vice President Joe Biden that was sent Monday by Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller.

28) Douglas County (Oregon) Sheriff John Hanlin
"I will NOT violate my constitutional oath!"

29) Linn County (Oregon) Sheriff Tim Mueller
"We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact laws that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws..."

30) Malheur County (Oregon) Sheriff Brian Wolfe
“I believe that the Constitution stands above all laws and executive orders of this Country. I want to be very clear that no one employed on our team at the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office will enforce or support any laws or executive orders that are not consistent with the Constitution of this great land.”

31) Charleston County (South Carolina) Sheriff Al Cannon
Those demanding harsher gun laws are “taking advantage of broken hearts” to push their agenda and restrict “a vital right” in the wake of the shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.

32) Spartanburg County (South Carolina) Sheriff Chuck Wright
"I'm not going to confiscate weapons from people that are law-abiding citizens. I'm not doing it and I don't care what kind of orders come down."

33) Berkeley County (South Carolina) Sheriff Wayne DeWitt
“Quite simply, I am a firm supporter of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms). In addition, I took the oath of office to support and comply with the Constitution of the United States of America of which the Second Amendment is attached.”

34 - 62) (Utah) Sheriff's Association
We, like you, swore a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation.

63 - 74) Perhaps ten more (Missouri) Sheriffs MAY HAVE signed some form of Johnson County Sheriff Steve Heiss's letter. Sheriff Michael Dixon, R-Osage County also penned some form of the letter, or signed it.
"World history has shown us that when a society does not possess the ability to defend itself it becomes ripe for victimization by criminals, and ripe for government oppression."

Following sheriffs FAILED the constitution test:

FAIL!) Smith County (Texas) Sheriff Larry Smith "Will not enforce an unconstitutional law that takes away firearms from law abiding citizens." What about 73 federally funded illegal searches and seizures without due process 10 days prior to all these grand comments about constitutional rights?

FAIL!) Mendocino County (California) Sheriff Thomas Allman
Rikess: Does that mean, you judge who has the right to carry a concealed weapon or not? Sheriff: Yeah.

FAIL!) Morgan County (Alabama) Sheriff Ana Franklin
Too bad SWAT shot a dog in december.

FAIL!) Curry County, (Oregon) Sheriff John Bishop
“I’m not picking and choosing what laws to follow,” Bishop said. “I took an oath to uphold the Constitution. If any of the executive orders are approved by Congress, I will follow them.”

FAIL!) Josephine County (Oregon) Sheriff Gil Gilbertson
“A lot of sheriffs are now standing up and saying, ‘Follow the Constitution,’ ” said Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson Give us MORE than that sheriff!

FAIL!) Canyon County (Idaho) Sheriff Kieran Donahue,
"I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, enforce the law, and protect my community, and that’s what I’ll do."
From Article: "The National Sheriffs’ Association has supported administration efforts to combat gun violence." <<< Sue these guys and this sheriff is sitting on the fence. Speaking up for political pressure only.

FAIL!) Multnomah County (Washington) Sheriff Dan Stanton:
"I support the rights of citizens granted by the Constitution, and have worked hard to ensure those rights are protected." Constitution DOES NOT grant rights!

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Great Work. Up to 143 Sheriffs on board now.

Vinceableworld, great job on this thread, mate.

Your efforts here have really paid off. Thanks for your hard work with this.

Check this out video now... 143 sheriffs on record defending against federal tyranny.


And look at these other fine efforts!




Why is Sheriff post not being featured in top articles?

It was great to see this post featured at the top of the page and am wondering why it's not still there when the statements from Sheriffs seem to be still coming in.

In fact, it would seem that the Daily Paul may have been one of the first to break this story and encourage it to grow legs.

Is there really anything more newsworthy going on at the moment?

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
"I am the door." -Jesus Christ


The sheriffs keep piling in... and they will continue to do so every time new weapons ban stuff comes up in the media.

This thread is important enough to stay in front of everyone's eyes!

cspoa.org has 56

Here is the list from Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association:


Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken. The following is a list of Sheriffs from all over our great nation who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unlawful gun control measures. 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.

1. Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer - Grant County, Oregon

2. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson – Josephine County, Oregon

3. Sheriff Tim Mueller – Linn County, Oregon

4. Sheriff Adam Christianson – Stanislaus County, California

5. Sheriff Brad A. DeLay – Lawrence County, Missouri

6. Sheriff Charles M. Heiss – Johnson County, Missouri

7. Sheriff Steve Cox - Livingston County, Missouri

8. Sheriff Jon Lopey – Siskiyou County, California

9. Sheriff Craig Zanni – Coos County, Oregon

10. Sheriff John Hanlin - Douglas County, Oregon

11. Sheriff John Bishop – Curry County, Oregon

12. Sheriff Larry Blanton - Deschutes County, Oregon

13. Sheriff Jim Hensley – Crook County, Oregon

14. Sheriff Denny Peyman – Jackson County, Kentucky

15. Sheriff Roy Klingler – Madison County, Idaho

16. Sheriff Blake Dorning – Madison County, Alabama

17. Sheriff Justin Smith – Larimer County, Colorado

18. Sheriff Al Cannon – Charleston County, South Carolina

19. Sheriff Ana Franklin – Morgan County, Alabama

20. Sheriff Andy Hughes – Houston County, Alabama

21. Sheriff Stacy Nicholson – Gilmer County, Georgia

22. Sheriff Robin Cole – Pine County, Minnesota

23. Sheriff Bill Snyder – Martin County, Florida

24. Sheriff Ed Kilgpore – Humboldt County, Nevada

25. Sheriff Tom Bosenko – Shasta County, California

26. Sheriff John D’Agostini – El Dorado County, California

27. Sheriff David Hencraft – Tehama County, California

28. Sheriff Dean Growden – Lassen County, California

29. Sheriff Dean Wilson – Del Norte County, California

30. Sheriff Mike Poindexter – Modoc County, California

31. Sheriff Thomas Allman - Mendocino County, California

32. Sheriff Mike Downey - Humboldt County, California

33. Sheriff Larry Smith - Smith County, Texas

34. Sheriff Kieran Donahue - Canyon County, Idaho

35. Sheriff Margaret Mims – Fresno County, California

36. Sheriff Pat Garrett – Washington County, Oregon

37. Sheriff Dan Staton – Multnomah County, Washington

38. Sheriff Scott Mascher - Yavapai County, Arizona

39. Sheriff Micahel A. Helmig - Boone County, Ohio

40. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg - Clermont County, Ohio

41. Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Maricopa County, Arizona

42. Sheriff Terry Maketa - El Paso County, Colorado

43. Sheriff John Cooke - Weld County, Colorado

44. Sheriff Scott Berry - Oconee County, Georgia

45. Sheriff Frank Denning – Johnson County, Missouri

46. Sheriff Stan Hilkey – Mesa County, Colorado

47. Sheriff Terry Box – Collin County, Texas

48. Sheriff Chuck Wright - Spartanburg County, South Carolina

49. Sheriff Greg Hagwood - Plumas County, California

50. Sheriff Frank McKeithen - Bay County, Florida

51. Sheriff Roger Garrison - Cherokee County, Georgia

52. Sheriff Tony Desmond - Schoharie County, New York

53. Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. – Otsego County, New York

54. Sheriff Bruce Haney – Trinity County, California

55. Sheriff Wayne DeWitt - Berkeley County, South Carolina

56. Sheriff Bob ‘Big Block’ Colbert – Wagoner County, Oklahoma

from: http://cspoa.org/sheriffs-gun-rights

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What do you have to add to the list? Please post only

new sheriffs who are not already listed above. Let's work together please.

If you even wanna format it like I have up there with the source linked to the quote by a certain sheriff? Would be saweet :)


I did source the list: http://cspoa.org which is either run by or at least has the endorsement of Sheriff Richard Mack

However I see Smith County (Texas) Sheriff Larry Smith is still on the list have you read this?:


I have no way to format the OP?

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Yes I have. I should probably moved down to "FAIL"

and put the contradiction there too. However... I believe I'm just going to put up the article in reference to these sheriffs fighting the war on drugs - federally funded.

Yeah that was just a case of BAD timing for Sheriff Smith. That's pretty arsinine to conduct 73 seizures of property and then get so brazen as to put yourself in the national spotlight and nobody in independent media is going to catch that... through maybe someone you just STOLE FROM?

thanks for the update

keep up the good work

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If you read down...

you can see that others have posted these lists. If you wanna really help me out - check them against the list and provide a link to the relevant quote - and make sure they aren't paying lip service.

Vinceable I trust you learn from this.

See how it's all about timing? See how it's about capturing imaginations? So don't get so upset next time when your post isn't propelled to the top, take the point, rehash it into a future post and play it again.

Bangup job with this post. If you had left us this never would have happened.

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.




And in light of Will Grigg's commentary on Donohue, I even now applaud you chopping Canyon County off the list.
The "sovereignty" thing is "the next big wave." You are ahead of the curve on it. It is a very exciting place to be, but a very frustrating one, too. Keep at it, when people are ready to hear it, you will be ready to tell them what they need to know. But you just can't make yourself nuts because they aren't ready.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Thank you.

That felt good to read that. Made me think that this might be over soon ;-)

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How are you doing today sir? I enjoy checking in on this post and watching the list grow. Nice work here.

Just chilling.

Have taken a break from the computer by and large not on it that much lately. Thank you would be nice to keep this particular ship on the right course.

Trust your local sheriff?

"I will not enforce an unconstitutional law against any citizen of Smith County," insisted Sheriff Larry Smith.

Like most gun owners in Eastern Texas, Smith can remember where he was the morning of April 19, 1993, when the Mt. Carmel refuge went up in flames. He was on the scene as an agent of the ATF, which he had joined in 1989. Smith believes that the initial ATF raid on the Davidians was justified, and that the entire operation was at least a partial success. It’s doubtful that his assessment is shared by many gun owners in his jurisdiction.

Larry Smith is among dozens of sheriffs who have gone on record in opposition to the Obama administration’s impending firearms restrictions. All of them have promised to intervene to protect their counties from federal tyranny. And all of them are active collaborators in the same.


thanks for pointing this out

Sheriff Smith is still on this list and on the http://cspoa.org site? Actions speak louder than words!

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Keep 'em comin'!

Let's fight for the Constitution and our rights!

28 Utah Sheriffs



My fellow Sheriffs and I have prepared the following letter for the President.


P.O. Box 787
East Carbon City, Utah 84520
(435) 888-2004
Fax: (435) 888-0842

7 January 2013

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

We, the elected sheriffs of Utah, like so many of our fellow Americans, are literally
heartbroken for the loved ones of the murdered victims in Connecticut. As Utahans, we are
not strangers to this kind of carnage—-one of the latest being the 2007 Trolley Square murders
wherein nine innocents were gunned down-five losing their lives.

We also recognize the scores of other recent domestic massacres, which have decimated
countless honorable lives. As Americans, we value the sanctity of life. Furthermore, similar to
our inspired Founders, we acknowledge our subservience to a higher power.

With the number of mass shootings America has endured, it is easy to demonize firearms; it is
also foolish and prejudiced. Firearms are nothing more than instruments, valuable and
potentially dangerous, but instruments nonetheless. Malevolent souls, like the criminals who
commit mass murders, will always exploit valuable instruments in the pursuit of evil. As
professional peace officers, if we understand nothing else, we understand this: lawful violence
must sometimes be employed to deter and stop criminal violence. Consequently, the citizenry
must continue its ability to keep and bear arms, including arms that adequately protect them
from all types of illegality.

As your administration and Congress continue to grapple with the complex issue of firearm
regulations, we pray that the Almighty will guide the People’s Representatives collectively.
For that reason, it is imperative this discussion be had in Congress, not silenced unilaterally
by executive orders. As you deliberate, please remember the Founders of this great nation
created the Constitution, and its accompanying Bill of Rights, in an effort to protect citizens
from all forms of tyrannical subjugation.

We respect the Office of the President of the United States of America. But, make no mistake,
as the duly-elected sheriffs of our respective counties, we will enforce the rights guaranteed to
our citizens by the Constitution. No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our
constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights-in particular Amendment II-has
given them. We, like you, swore a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the
United States, and we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional

The Utah Sheriffs’ Association

Dp Thoughts (Don't take this personal just going to let it fly)

If you are prepared to stand up for the people then one of the Sheriffs in Utah might be able to stand up to some critical questioning and reasonable presumptions of fact.

1) No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights-in particular Amendment II-has given them.

Was the gun invented before or after the constitution was written?

2) The Utah Sheriffs’ Association - Are the sheriffs themselves autographing the document or was a vote taken and the majority of sheriffs are FOR rights... at least the 2nd amendment part... btw was this written by an Attorney by any chance? Have all the sheriffs actually READ the letter they did or did not autograph?

So basically you have 49% of the Sheriffs are basically tyrannical wanna-be dictators impersonating public officers?

3) I'm sure I'm gonna get down-voted... but I'm not asking this question to be popular: WHERE in the CONSTITUTION does it GRANT government the DELEGATED POWER to regulate what the PEOPLE put into THEIR BODIES?

Answer: ___________________________________________________________



If you remain silent it's because you know that the war on drugs is unconstitutional UNLAWFUL and you just turn a blind eye to it because there are just too many people to piss off in order to get the job done and really restore constitutional government to your county. Perhaps you're not really willing to put your life on the line? I really want you to FEEL these words and take them to HEART.

I want FREEDOM -> Freedom from TYRANNY... and I want it NOW I'm tired of begging people for it. I'm tired of traveling down the road and having to be SUPER alert and prepared for PIRATES on the roads everywhere just looking to STEAL ALL OF YOUR STUFF AND YOUR CAR just because you were found with a baggie of weed.

So if you're for the rights of the people... are you prepared to GIVE UP FEDERAL FUNDING for the war on drugs in your county?

Firearms are nothing more than instruments, valuable and potentially dangerous, but instruments nonetheless.

NEWSFLASH: Drugs are nothing more than instruments... too.

In Summary:

If these seem like gotcha questions... yes they are... but the reason I'm trying to get you with them is so that you will finally FEEL and KNOW and CHERISH THE FACT that in THIS COUNTRY, we the people are the MASTERS. We are all Kings and Queens of our castles. Surely you've heard the expression? You are public SERVANTS. If you don't want the job in that capacity you don't have to CAMPAIGN for it.

We are supposed to say "would you mind taking care of this for me" and you just say "Why yes I'd be honored to Sir/Ma'am." That's what would make you rich beyond your wildest dreams. The people in your community LOVING YOU because you served them so faithfully...

Think about it. Take a stand. Take a stand for the WHOLE constitution, not just a part of it. Half measures have availed us nothing.

I'll warn you up front: Once you study the founders and their intent with respect to the constitution, you will find that constitutional government is a RADICAL departure from the present day insanity.


If just one of you stood up and said "I'll do it!" You would likely have half of the Daily Paul membership moving there within the next year and bringing their ideas on how to live in a free society.


This almost DOUBLES the list in one fell swoop!

Utah legalized gold and silver as legal tender last year too...

The state clearly is in the running for free-est in the union.

Thank you Utah sheriffs!!!!!!!!!


Great Work everyone. I see this post is up at the top right now... we need to really keep this hot and keep the momentum rolling.

Call into your local talk radio and tell them you have asked your sheriff why he hasn't come out in support of our unalienable rights yet.

Or if he has, praise him publicly and thank him!

This movement is growing fast. Let's keep it up!

Dear Sheriff Scott Jones (Sacramento County)

Sheriff Jones, I live in Sacramento, and I voted for you.

33 Sheriffs across the nation (Including Stanislaus, El Dorado, Fresno, Siskyou, Shasta & Del Norte) have publicly said, or made a formal statement, that they will take a stand on further gun control in their counties.

Link with all Sheriffs names, and their public statements: http://www.dailypaul.com/271006/recent-sheriff-announcements...

I would like to know if you're with them, and I would like to see a statement from you, Sheriff Jones.

Thank you..


When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Nice job Betty.

Now we just need another 1700 votes :-P (1776)

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32 out of 5000!

what a bunch of asswipe puppets the rest are...

even those that believe but have not committed publicly are (kitty cats)...i wanted to use a stronger word!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Um... there's only about 3000

Um... there's only about 3000 counties in the US. Not sure where you got that 5000 number from.

Still, right now we are at 1% of the total... and growing. Remember,

We don't need them all.

We don't even need a majority of them.

We simply need a tireless, irate minority...

And we will change the ruinous course our union is on.

Never give up.

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thanks for the correction...

i overestimated...

just like I overestimated the courage of most of these sheriffs

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I have written our sheriff

but have not received response yet..

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul