While the debate about gun control has intensified, County Sheriffs today across the country are beginning to take a stand against what they see is a veiled attempt to violate citizen’s gun rights under the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by the Obama administration and some Democrats in Washington as well as in some states.
The Sheriff’s feel that background checks are okay however when it comes to banning firearms or being ordered to confiscate weapons, they intend to defend the 2nd Amendment and their perspective State Constitutions.
In Georgia, so far, three County Sheriffs, Sheriff Stacy Nicholson of Gilmer County and Sheriff Roger Garrison of Cherokee County have made it known publicly that they will defend the 2nd Amendment against any infringements by the federal government and the Obama administration.
In Paulding County, Sheriff Gary Gulledge stated on his Facebook page a week ago, “This sheriff will have no part in unarming law abiding citizens.”
A partial list of Sheriff’s who will defend the 2nd Amendment was released today.
Jackson County, Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman
Linn County, Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller
Madison County, Idaho Sheriff Roy Klingler
Crook County, Oregon Sheriff Jim Hensley
Douglas County, Oregon Sheriff John Hanlin
Curry County, Oregon Sheriff John Bishop
Livingston County, Missouri Sheriff Steve Cox
Smith County, Texas Sheriff Larry Smith
Josephine County, Sheriff Gil Gilbertson
Madison Count, Alabama Sheriff Blake Dorning
Larimer County, Colorado Sheriff Justin Smith
Charleston County, South Carolina Sheriff Al Cannon
Morgan County, Alabama Sheriff Ana Franklin
Houston County, Alabama Sheriff Andy Hughes
Pine County, Minnesota Sheriff Robin Cole
Grant County, Oregon, Sheriff Glenn Palmer
Coos County, Oregon Sheriff Craig Zanni
Johnson County, Missouri Sheriff Charles Heiss
Martin County, Florida Sheriff Bill Snyder
Siskiyou County, Califorhia Sheriff Jon Lopey
Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff Ed Kilgpore
Stanislaus County, California Sheriff Adam Christianson
Grant County, Oregon Sheriff Glenn Palmer
Lawrence County, Missouri Sheriff Bard DeLay
Shasta County, California Sheriff Tom Bosenko
El Dorado County, California Sheriff John D’Agostini
Tehama County, California Sheriff David Hencraft
Lassen County, California Sheriff Dean Growden
Del Norte County, California Sheriff Dean Wilson
Modoc County, California Sheriff Mike Poindexter
Mendocino County, California Sheriff Thomas Allman
Plumas County, California Sheriff Greg Hagwood
Humboldt County, California Sheriff Mike Downey
In New Mexico, “30 of the state’s 33 county sheriff’s want to remind everybody that they are under oath to support the U.S. Constitution, and that includes the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms,” reported KOB-TV.
The growing list of Sheriff’s concerns rose due to President Obama Executive Orders on gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct.