Walking Tall

Posted on January 24, 2013

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Sheriff Buford Pusser would have joined our roster of Oathkeeping Sheriffs.

When I read the report on CNS News detailing the Sheriffs around America who are signaling their intention to refuse to enforce any un constitutional laws that infringe on your 2nd Amendment rights, I got to thinking about gutsy Sheriffs.  Then I got to thinking about a fellow, whose story was turned into a hugely popular motion picture back in 1973 – the late, great, Sheriff Buford Pusser of McNairy County, Tennessee.  Pusser, a giant of a man in many ways, including his stature, 6′ 6″,  waged a courageous battle against organized crime in his county, most notably the ‘State Line  Mob’ and the ‘Dixie Mafia’.

Ironically, Sheriff Pusser, the victim of seven stabbings and eight shootings sustained in assassination attempts, lost his life in 1974, as the result of an unfortunate auto accident – although some suspected sabotage was involved.  The movie, ‘Walking Tall‘, starring Joe Don Baker, was released a year before the Sheriff met his untimely demise.  Another ‘redo’ movie, which was much more fictionalized, was produced more recently, starring Dwayne Johnson, aka pro Wrestler, ‘The Rock’  – plus many more exploito TV movies and sequels.

Here is the list, 100 and growing by the hour, of  the Sheriffs that are not caving in to the Feinkensteins, the Obamas, the Schumers, the Bidens and the rest of the vermin in Washington D.C.,  that want to infringe on gun owners.  I don’t think I’d qualify as clairvoyant if I predicted that within the next several days, hundreds upon hundreds more will be showing up on this list.

It’s a repudiation, not only of the fascist politicos behind the Beltway, but also of the token traitorous so-called representatives of Law Enforcement that supported Joe Biden in the summit meetings held recently.   While Sheriff Buford Pusser fought a campaign of resistance against one form of organized crime; these Sheriffs are Walking Tall in opposition to another form – rogue politicians.

In New Mexico, 30 of the state’s 33 county sheriffs have reminded state lawmakers that they are under oath to support the U.S. Constitution, and that includes the Second Amendment.

CNSNews.com previously reported that 28 of the 29 sheriff’s in Utah sent a letter to President Obama stating that they will not enforce any new gun laws they believe to be unconstitutional.

A host of Oregon sheriffs have said that they will not comply with any new unconstitutional gun regulations:

  • Sheriff Craig Zanni wrote, “I have and will continue to uphold my Oath of Office including supporting the Second Amendment,” in a letter to Coos County citizens.
  • Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said he would refuse to enforce any new Federal gun law he believes is unconstitutional.
  • In a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, Grant County Sheriff, Glenn Palmer writes: “I will not tolerate nor will I permit any federal incursion within the exterior boundaries of Grant County, Oregon, where any type of gun control legislation aimed at disarming law -abiding citizens is the goal or objective.”
  • Sheriff Gil Gilbertson of Josephine County told Biden in a letter:  “Any rule, regulation, or executive order repugnant to the constitutional rights of the citizens of this County will be ignored by this office.”
  • Sheriff Tim Mueller of Linn County, Oregon says his department will not participate in any overreaching and unconstitutional federal firearms restrictions.

In California, Sheriff Adam Christianson of Stanislaus County wrote to the vice president: “I refuse to take firearms from law abiding citizens and will not turn law-abiding citizens into criminals by enforcing useless gun control legislation.”

letter sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein from Sheriff Jon Lopey of Siskiyou County, California states: “Our founding fathers got it right and many politicians are getting it wrong.”

In Missouri, Lawrence County Sheriff Brad Delay tells the president: “I will…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.”

At a town hall meeting, Sheriff Denny Peyman of Jackson County, Kentucky told citizens “you are never going to pull a gun from Jackson County.”

Smith County, Texas Sheriff, Larry Smith has said, “I will not enforce an unconstitutional law against any citizen in Smith County. It just won’t happen.”

In Florida, Martin County Sheriff, Bill Snyder said that he will not enforce federal gun laws: “Local law enforcement authorities are not empowered to enforce Federal law,” Snyder said.

List of County Sheriffs

1. Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer – Grant County, Oregon

2. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson – Josephine County, Oregon

3. Sheriff Tim Mueller – Linn County, Oregon

4. Sheriff Adam Christianson – Stanislaus County, California

5. Sheriff Brad A. DeLay – Lawrence County, Missouri

6. Sheriff Charles M. Heiss – Johnson County, Missouri

7. Sheriff Steve Cox – Livingston County, Missouri

8. Sheriff Jon Lopey – Siskiyou County, California

9. Sheriff Craig Zanni – Coos County, Oregon

10. Sheriff John Hanlin – Douglas County, Oregon

11. Sheriff John Bishop – Curry County, Oregon

12. Sheriff Larry Blanton – Deschutes County, Oregon

13. Sheriff Jim Hensley – Crook County, Oregon

14. Sheriff Denny Peyman – Jackson County, Kentucky

15. Sheriff Roy Klingler – Madison County, Idaho

16. Sheriff Blake Dorning – Madison County, Alabama

17. Sheriff Justin Smith – Larimer County, Colorado

18. Sheriff Al Cannon – Charleston County, South Carolina

19. Sheriff Ana Franklin – Morgan County, Alabama

20. Sheriff Andy Hughes – Houston County, Alabama

21. Sheriff Stacy Nicholson – Gilmer County, Georgia

22. Sheriff Robin Cole – Pine County, Minnesota

23. Sheriff Bill Snyder – Martin County, Florida

24. Sheriff Ed Kilgpore – Humboldt County, Nevada

25. Sheriff Tom Bosenko – Shasta County, California

26. Sheriff John D’Agostini – El Dorado County, California

27. Sheriff David Hencraft – Tehama County, California

28. Sheriff Dean Growden – Lassen County, California

29. Sheriff Dean Wilson – Del Norte County, California

30. Sheriff Mike Poindexter – Modoc County, California

31. Sheriff Thomas Allman – Mendocino County, California

32. Sheriff Mike Downey – Humboldt County, California

33. Sheriff Larry Smith – Smith County, Texas

34. Sheriff Kieran Donahue – Canyon County, Idaho

35. Sheriff Margaret Mims – Fresno County, California

36. Sheriff Pat Garrett – Washington County, Oregon

37. Sheriff Dan Staton – Multnomah County, Oregon

38. Sheriff Scott Mascher – Yavapai County, Arizona

39. Sheriff Micahel A. Helmig – Boone County, Ohio

40. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg – Clermont County, Ohio

41. Sheriff Terry Maketa – El Paso County, Colorado

42. Sheriff John Cooke – Weld County, Colorado

43. Sheriff Scott Berry – Oconee County, Georgia

44. Sheriff Frank Denning – Johnson County, Kansas

45. Sheriff Stan Hilkey – Mesa County, Colorado

46. Sheriff Terry Box – Collin County, Texas

47. Sheriff Chuck Wright  – Spartanburg County, South Carolina

48. Sheriff Greg Hagwood – Plumas County, California

49. Sheriff Frank McKeithen – Bay County, Florida

50. Sheriff Roger Garrison – Cherokee County, Georgia

51. Sheriff Tony Desmond – Schoharie County, New York

52. Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. – Otsego County, New York

53. Sheriff Bruce Haney – Trinity County, California

54. Sheriff Wayne DeWitt – Berkeley County, South Carolina

55. Sheriff Bob ‘Big Block’ Colbert – Wagoner County, Oklahoma

56. Sheriff Joel W. Richardson – Randall County, Texas

57. Sheriff Mike Scott – Lee County, Florida

58. Sheriff Mike Winters – Jackson County, Oregon

59. Sheriff Brian Wolfe – Malheur County, Oregon

60. Sheriff Cameron M. Noel – Beaver County, Utah

61. Sheriff Tom Rummel – Sanders County, Montana 

62. Sheriff Jeff Christopher – Sussex County, Delaware

63. Sheriff Brad Rogers, Elkhart County, Indiana

64. Sheriff David Edmunds – Summit County, Utah

65. Sheriff James Tracy – Utah County, Utah

66. Sheriff Robert Dekker – Millard County, Utah

67. Sheriff Frank Park – Tooele County, Utah

68. Sheriff J. Lynn Yeates – Box Elder County, Utah

69. Sheriff G. Lynn Nelson – Chache County, Utah

70. Sheriff James Cordova – Carbon County, Utah

71. Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen – Daggett County, Utah

72. Sheriff Todd Richardson – Davis County, Utah

73. Sheriff Travis Mitchell – Duchesne County – Utah

74. Sheriff Greg Funk – Emery County, Utah

75. Sheriff James D. Perkins – Garfield County, Utah

76. Sheriff Steven White – Grand County, Utah

77. Sheriff Mark Gower – Iron County, Utah

78. Sheriff Alden Orme – Juab County, Utah

79. Sheriff Lamont Smith – Kane County, Utah

80. Sheriff Blaine Breshears – Morgan County, Utah

81. Sheriff Marty Gleave – Puite County, Utah

82. Sheriff Dale Stacey – Rich County, Utah

83. Sheriff Rick Eldredge – San Juan County, Utah

84. Sheriff Brian Nielson – Sanpete County, Utah

85. Sheriff Nathan Curtis – Sevier County, Utah

86. Sheriff Jeff Merrell – Uintah County, Utah

87. Sheriff Todd Bonner – Wasatch County, Utah

88. Sheriff Cory Pulsipher – Washington County, Utah

89. Sheriff Kurt Taylor – Wayne County, Utah

90. Sheriff Terry Thompson – Weber County, Utah

100.  Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Arizona

There are many more that haven’t been listed yet at the CSPOA website, but if you live in a jurisdiction where your county law enforcement official has taken this stand, please send them a note or make a call to their office and express your appreciation.  I’m sure these ladies and gentlemen, will just say that they are abiding by the oath they swore to defend the rule of law (our Constitution’s, not Feinkenstein’s), but an ‘atta-boy’ or ‘atta-girl’ is still good to hear.