CSPOA/Sheriff Mack Press Release:  Dated Sept. 10, 2013

Today the CSPOA learned that the Missouri Sheriff’s Association “Board” voted to oppose a strong and correct piece of legislation (HB436) in an effort to override the Governor’s veto of a bill already passed by a substantial majority of MO legislators. The MO legislature was absolutely correct in doing so and was actually doing their job to keep unlawful federal gun control statutes off the backs of Missourians!

James Madison said, “We can safely rely on the disposition of State Legislatures to erect barriers against the encroachments of the national authority.” 

We should be able to depend on Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, County Commissioners, and all other local officials to do the same; erect barriers against tyranny and DC corruption. The federal government is out of control and local officials have no obligation to go along with it, quite the contrary. If we do oppose federal usurpations then the feds might just retaliate by cutting federal funding for local programs. What does that make local leaders who compromise liberty to keep federal grants coming in? 

We would like to commend the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association for mentioning the importance of their oath of office, but they have it entirely backwards. Opposing gun control and keeping the federal government (Biden and Obama) from shoving more of their unconstitutional agenda down the throats of all Missourians, is exactly what our Sheriffs are sworn to do. The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association endorses HB 436 and applauds the legislature for their courageous stand to nullify any effort to infringe the right of the people to keep and bear arms. All law enforcement officers should be on the side of the people and the Constitution. The opposing side is made up of Nixon, Biden, and Obama and a bunch of other politicians who want us to believe that the Constitution no longer applies today. The CSPOA stands firmly against all such propaganda.

Richard Mack, Director
Constitutional Sheriffs and Police Officer Association 
PO Box 567
Higley, AZ 85236
(480) 840-9091

Sheriff Richard Mack (ret) was one of the two plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case Printz v. United States.
Sheriffs Mack and Printz prevailed in that case, resulting in the court ruling that states could refuse to participate in federal gun control efforts. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Printz factored heavily in the portion of the Obamacare ruling that stated the federal government could not force the states to expand Medicaid or punish them with sanctions if they didn’t expand existing Medicaid programs.



It’s essential that you call your state rep and state senator to urge support of this legislation immediately.  Even if you’re leaving a message overnight, make the call.

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