Growing List of Sheriffs, Associations and Police Chiefs Saying ‘NO’ to Obama Gun Control
UPDATE: We’ve been contacted by police chiefs and other groups or individuals who want to be counted among the valiant as well! Look for their list after the sheriffs.
The following sheriffs, state sheriff’s associations, and police chiefs have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures. We applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction.
The remarkable thing about what these brave men and women are doing is that nobody told them to do it. Neither the CSPOA nor any other organization that we are aware of contacted sheriffs across the nation and asked them to make statements; this is something sheriffs did on their own, or because their constituents requested it of them. Soon, people started submitting letters and links to us, and it was such a remarkable thing that we started to collect all the names and list them together. Then the miracle happened: Other sheriffs across the nation have been inspired by the courage of those who stood first. Now we see the power of standing, even if you fear you may stand alone.
“I call on sheriffs all over this nation to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom.”
- Richard Mack
TOTAL STATE SHERIFFS ASSOCIATIONS: 15
Note: A statement from a state association does not necessarily mean that every sheriff in the state supports it. One such case is is Florida, listed below. This statement was voted on and approved by a majority of the sheriffs in the association, but not by EVERY sheriff in the state. While other lists may include all sheriffs within such a state, we have chosen to list associations and individual sheriffs separately.
|Association||Reason for Listing|
|California Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Colorado Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Florida Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Georgia Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Illinois Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Indiana Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Kentucky Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Missouri Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association||Link|
|Nebraska Sheriffs Association||Link|
|New Mexico Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Oklahoma Sheriffs Association||Link|
|South Carolina Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Utah Sheriffs Association||Link|
|Wyoming Sheriffs Association||Link|
TOTAL SHERIFFS: 379
We are in the process of researching and posting links to online statements for all entities on these lists. You can help us by sending us links to statements by any of them.If you know a sheriff or association that should be listed: Please send us the sheriff's full name, county, and state along with a link to an online statement by the sheriff if available. You may also email us supporting documents via the contact page.Disclaimer: While we encourage all sheriffs and peace officers to join CSPOA, the list below includes members of the CSPOA and any others who have gone on record to uphold their oath by having made public statements, written open letters or contacted us personally and asked to be included. We have indicated which sheriffs are members of the CSPOA.We evaluate each sheriff on a case by case basis, but in general we are looking for sheriffs whose statements contain:
- A reaffirmation that the sheriff will follow his or her oath and uphold the Constitution
- An affirmation to support the constitutional second amendment rights of citizens in his or her jurisdiction