MO Sheriffs Appeal to Sheriffs Across the US “to Rise to the Defense and Aid of all Americans” Against Attacks on Their 2nd Amendment Rights

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Charles M. Heiss, the Johnson County sheriff

Two Missouri sheriffs are publicly opposing Obama’s efforts to restrict the rights of Americans to bear arms.

JOHNSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

Charles M. Heiss, the Johnson County sheriff, and Steve Cox, the Livingston County sheriff, expressed their concerns in letters to President Barack Obama.

“I am writing to you to express my concern with the tone of your administration with respect to the Second Amendment Rights of American citizens,” the letters state. “It appears to me and many Americans that there is a genuine desire on the part of your administration to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens in the interest of curbing gun violence in our nation.”

The Second Amendment is central to a free society, the sheriffs said.

“Any attempt to restrict these Second Amendment rights through executive order is unconstitutional and tantamount to an all out assault on the United States Constitution. Just as the Fourth Amendment to the constitution guarantees our citizens the right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable search and seizure, the Second Amendment guarantees each of us the right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves from anyone who would seek to cause us harm. This includes the federal Government,” the letter states.

The two men said history shows “that when a society does not possess the ability to defend itself it becomes ripe for victimization by criminals, and ripe for government oppression.”

The sheriffs said they are asking other sheriffs in Missouri and across the United States “to rise to the defense and aid of all Americans should the federal government attempt to enact any legislation, or executive order that impedes, erodes, or otherwise diminishes their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I will use all means legal to meet this solemn and sacred responsibility.”

Watch video, here.

Here’s Heiss’ entire letter, via  the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office website:

Dear Mr. President,

My name is Charles M. Heiss and I am the Sheriff of Johnson County, Missouri.  I have held this office since January 1, 1997.  I am writing to you to express my concern with the tone of your administration with respect to the Second Amendment Rights of American citizens.  It appears to me and many Americans that there is a genuine desire on the part of your administration to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens in the interest of curbing gun violence in our nation.

Throughout our nations history the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights has served as the very foundation of our free society.  The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution has long guaranteed our citizens the right to keep and bear arms and is central to our ability to live in a free society.  Any attempt to restrict these Second Amendment rights through executive order is unconstitutional and tantamount to an all out assault on the United States Constitution.  Just as the Fourth Amendment to the constitution guarantees our citizens the right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable search and seizure, the Second Amendment guarantees each of us the right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves from anyone who would seek to cause us harm.  This includes the federal Government.

World history has shown us that when a society does not possess the ability to defend itself it becomes ripe for victimization by criminals, and ripe for government oppression.  One need not look too far in today’s world to see glaring examples of defenseless people being brutalized by rogue regimes and dictators. Syria, North Korea, and Mali are just a few examples of this type of oppression.Mexico is a stark reminder of a society overrun with criminal element in the form of Drug Cartels.

As the duly elected Sheriff of Johnson County, Missouri, it is my sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitutions of theUnited States of America, and the State of Missouri against all enemies both foreign and domestic. This means I not only have the duty to protect my constituents from incidents of crime, but I also have a duty and responsibility to protect and preserve the individual rights and liberties afforded and guaranteed to every citizen by our constitutions.  This, Mr. President is a duty I fully understand, appreciate, and will carry out with great vigor and conviction.  I will most certainly urge my fellow Sheriffs in the State of Missouriand across this great nation to rise to the defense and aid of all Americans should the federal government attempt to enact any legislation, or executive order that impedes, erodes, or otherwise diminishes their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.  I will use all means legal to meet this solemn and sacred responsibility.

Respectfully,

Charles M. Heiss

Sheriff Johnson County,Missouri.

Meanwhile in New York……Democrat: Releasing That Document Showing We Actually Do Want to Confiscate Guns Would “Dampen the Enthusiasm of Compromise”

In the video clip (seen below), McLaughlin is prepared to discuss a list of original proposals from the Democrats regarding gun control.  The list, much in the same vein that Governor Cuomo himself had discussed, actually proposed the confiscation of guns and clips

This is essentially a Democrat wish list for trampling the Second Amendment.  Here is the video…

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One Response to “MO Sheriffs Appeal to Sheriffs Across the US “to Rise to the Defense and Aid of all Americans” Against Attacks on Their 2nd Amendment Rights”

  1. Geo Says:

    There is a growing number of Sheriff’s across the country coming out against these changes, calling them unconstitutional.

    Sheriff Cannon says he will ignore any gun control measures he deems unconstitutional

    Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon vowed Thursday to ignore any proposed gun-control measures he deems unconstitutional, joining a growing chorus of lawmen across the nation opposed to new firearm restrictions.

    In his opinion, Cannon said, those demanding harsher gun laws are “taking advantage of broken hearts” to push their agenda and restrict “a vital right” in the wake of the shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.

    Cannon blamed misinformation from the media for heightening public fear of guns, and likened calls for harsher gun laws to blaming a fork for obesity.

    To hammer home his point, Cannon dumped bullets out of a revolver and said, “The only way I can hurt you with this is if I hit you with it.”

    Article Continues:

    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130118/PC16/130119251/1005/sheriff-cannon-says-he-will-ignore-any-gun-control-measures-he-deems-unconstitutional

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