States are pushing back against federal anti-gun acts

(Posted by Rick Dalton 16 January 2016) In the wake of Obama’s outside-the-Constitution plans to gut the RTKBA, states are exercising the advice of some of the Founders and enacting nullification bills. This video, from the Tenth Amendment Center, outlines several of the state level barriers being erected against federl encroachment.  Watch it below. In other 2nd Amendment news, Arizona’s law allowing concealed carry without a permit went into effect last week....

Florida CSPOA honors Sheriff Wayne Ivey

(By Kevin Blake, Florida CSPOA Director, 13 January 2015) Another month has passed us by and we find ourselves in a New Year. From all of us at the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association we want to wish all Sheriffs, Peace Officers, Public Servants and Citizens a prosperous New Year. We must remember the monumental accomplishments of not only the CSPOA but others who have had a stake in defending freedom throughout our great Republic. One of the blessings we have here in the United States is the office of the Sheriff and we do recognize that not all sheriffs are created equal. But, more and more we find ourselves counting these blessings as more sheriffs stand to be counted. This should be a joyful moment for all of us as we witness these “Davids” stand up to Goliath, and through their actions, classify themselves as servants of the people and defenders of the Constitution. With that being said, we turn our attention to Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. In a video posted earlier this month to the agency’s Facebook page, Sheriff Ivey said “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Sheriff Ivey continues, “Like each of you, I’ve had enough of terrorists and others who decide they want to target U.S. citizens because they want to make a statement or get their 15 minutes of fame. Now, more than ever before, is the time for law enforcement and citizens to be fully prepared for an attack or an active shooter scenario with the right tools to...

Citizens Rally to Oregon to support the Hammond family

(Posted by Rick Dalton, 3 January 2015)  A ranching family in Burns, Oregon has suffered at the hands of federal bureaucrats for years, and on Saturday, January 2nd, hundreds of American citizens rallied in Burns in support of the family, and against the terrible treatment they have received by federal agents. The incident stems from an overzealous prosecution by federal agents because of a backfire set on their own property by the Hammonds, to stop a lightening-cause fire from destroying their cattle grazing land. The fire got out of control, and burned some “federal” land. The Hammonds were prosecuted as terrorists, and have received a cruel and unusual sentence.  CSPOA President, Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret.), was among four CSPOA leaders who were present at the peaceful rally.  It was a wonderful experience, according to all.  After the rally, some people took it upon themselves to drive out of town and take over an unoccupied federal building, without the knowledge or support of CSPOA.  Here is Sheriff Mack’s firsthand report of the events of yesterday. CSPOA Final Hammond Press Release Date: January 3, 2016 Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Mack On January 2, 2016, four of us representing the CSPOA attended the rally in Burns, OR on behalf of the Hammond family. It was an extremely frigid day and being outside was not fun or the least bit comfortable. But the cause we were there to support was worth enduring the inclement weather, so we persevered. We met at the Safeway parking lot and after a few instructions about where we would be heading, we all started the march. The crowd...

CSPOA opposes ban on personal body armor

( By Rick Dalton, 29 November 2015) The latest efforts to attack personal defense as a natural birthright comes from distinguished Congressional representatives Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Danny Davis (D-IL) and takes aim not at your ability to possess a firearm, but rather, to protect yourself from criminals who own them. HR 378, dubbed the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act, would make it illegal for civilians to own “enhanced body armor” such as helmets, shields or armor plates that meet or exceed Type III protection. The bill would exempt law enforcement officers and other government officials. The new law would still allow Americans to own Type I and Type II protection, which are designed to stop calibers ranging from .22 caliber to .357 Magnum respectively. Type III body armor is designed to stop higher velocity hand gun rounds like a high-velocity 9mm or .44 magnum and rifle rounds like the AK-47′s 7.62x39mm. Type IV, often reserved for special law enforcement response teams, is capable of stopping even armor piercing rifle rounds. CSPOA is strongly opposed to this bill for the same reasons we defend the 2nd amendment. We urge all members and friends to call their representatives and tell them to oppose this bill. The text of the bill is at the link below....

Florida CSPOA announces Public Official of the Month

Kevin Blake, Florida Director for CSPOA, announced that Sheriff Gordon Smith of Bradford County, Florida, is the  Florida CSPOA Public Official of the month for October 2015. According to Kevin, The October 2015 Florida Public Official of the month is Sheriff Gordon Smith of Bradford County for his stance on the right to keep and bear arms. Congratulations sir and to all of the Florida Public Officials standing up, keep up the good work gentlemen. After speaking with Sheriff Smith, he has revealed himself as a staunch constitutionalist; Sheriff Smith not only performs his service to the people of Bradford County in a Constitutional manner but he holds the founding documents of this Nation as a core value in his everyday life in and out of uniform. Sheriff Smith also supports the mission of the CSPOA and is a strong advocate for the Second Amendment. Sheriff Smith, once again great job from all of us here at the CSPOA and keep up the great work. Here, in his own words, is Sheriff Smith’s strong defense of the right to self defense.   A detailedreport from Florida on CSPOA activities will be forthcoming in our monthly newsletter.  If you are not a subscriber, to to the national website and join, at...

Florida Sheriff defends Constituents’ Right to Self Defense

(by Rick Dalton 10/27/2015)  It was a hearing last week  on “open carry” in Florida, and Sheriff Gordon Smith of Bradford County was clear and concise in his testimony. He supports open carry.  Florida State Director for CSPOA, Kevin Blake, said, We applaud Sheriff Smith’s courageous and legally strong position.  The people who he serves should be grateful for his leadership and willingness to take criticism for doing the right and the Constitutional thing.  He joins Sheriff Nick Finch of Liberty County and other good sheriffs, peace officers and elected officials in Florida in living up to their oaths. We’ll let Sheriff Smith make his own case in the following video....