The Sheriff in each county within the United States of America is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of that county. NO ONE outranks the Sheriff! This fact is little discussed nor understood, but it is a true statement. Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (to which I am a Life Member) teaches this and other significant roles of a duly elected Sheriff. Sheriff Richard Mack, Founder and President of Constitutional Sheriff and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) frequently travels the nation teaching Sheriffs and law enforcement the rights and duties of the Sheriff, and the Constitutional authority of the Sheriff in each county across our nation, all 3,143 counties.
Bernalillo County, New Mexico Sheriff John Allen stood strong for the Constitution of the United States, for the citizens rights under the US Constitution, and against a politician who clearly spoke contempt for the very same US Constitution she swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend. Listen to Sheriff Allen’s clear and concise response to a socialist giving an unconstitutional illegal order, the Governor of New Mexico, an order this Constitutional Sheriff stated clearly he shall not enforce or go along with in any sorts.
May we begin to see additional Americans, whether in elected office or not, stand for the rights and privileges granted to us in our founding documents. May we begin to see leaders come forth, not mere managers or those simply willing to straddle the tide and spend energy keeping all sides happy. May we begin to witness Americans standing against the forces of tyranny just like our ancestors the colonists did in 1775. Sheriff Allen’s 4 minute response is strong and to the point. Thank you Sheriff Allen. Thank you Sheriff Mack and CSPOA. Thank you to each Sheriff across our Land who sees their holding the office as a privilege, not a right, and who will stand and defend the rights of WE THE PEOPLE and the exceptional documents and principles that gave us this exceptional nation.
This is what upholding your OATH OF OFFICE looks like!
The Bernalilllo County Sheriff on Governor MLG Gun Ban: It's unconstitutional and we will not enforce it pic.twitter.com/HAzJLIQXIK
— Beau Hightower (@beauhightowerdn) September 11, 2023
New Mexico sheriff says he won’t enforce ‘unconstitutional’ gun ban: ‘Protecting the Second Amendment’
Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is facing widespread pushback from state law enforcement officials following her attempt to ban concealed and open carry permits.
Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen described Grisham’s 30-day “public health order” as “unconstitutional” during a press conference this week despite standing beside the governor during her rollout of the policy.
“It’s unconstitutional, so there’s no way we can enforce that order,” the sheriff said in a Monday news conference. “This ban does nothing to curb gun violence.”
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