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As the elected Sheriff of this County, I am saddled with the duty, as well as responsibility, to uphold the Constitution and protect those people who placed their trust in me to do what is right.
Someone once said our country would collapse from within, without a shot being fired. No nation in the world can do more damage to the United States than we can inflict upon ourselves. We are keenly aware of just that by the accelerated pace in which our central (federal) government is usurping the Constitution. This lends itself to a much broader discussion, but for brevity sake I remain focused upon the Second, and Tenth Amendment issues.
We refuse to participate, or allow our law-abiding citizens to be criminalized through constitutionally repugnant actions by misguided intentions or politicians.
In closing, let me say that taking guns away from the tens of millions of law-abiding citizens, will not solve the problem. One needs simply to examine history of all countries where guns were taken from the citizens to realize criminal activity increases and good citizens are left defenseless.

Over the weekend, thousands of pro-gun citizens gathered at their respective state capitals to protest the executive orders signed last week by President Obama to restrict gun ownership in America.

Eric Reed, pro-gun Texan, organized the “Guns Across America” (GCA), a rally to take place at each state capital, in nearly every state on January 19th. Reed has coordinated this demonstration because he “was trying to figure out why people weren’t being more proactive about this, Reed said. “Then I realized I’m part of the problem. It takes somebody to stand up and say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to accept this. We’re against it.’

Reed believes that Obama is “restricting and punishing all law-abiding American citizens. He’s taking people who have never committed a crime in their lives and he’s trying to tell them that these guns are ‘assault weapons.’ Well, I’ve got guns in my home. If they’re ‘assault weapons,’ then mine must be defective because they haven’t assaulted anybody.”

Explaining the purpose of the rally, Reed said: “The people are pulling themselves away from their families and their personal obligations for one day because the Second Amendment is very important to them. If these people are willing to take that kind of time out of their personal lives to try to tell Washington, D.C., something, those guys work for us. It’s their job to listen. This is the most crucial time. This is when all the laws and executive orders are coming down the pike. This is the time that we have to act, not next week, not next month. It’s now. If our Second Amendment rights are as important as we say they are, we need to come out and show it to the rest of America and Washington, D.C.” -- Susanne Posel, Occupy Corporatism, January 21, 2013