Chief’s Association Fires a Shot at the 2nd Amendment

(by Rick Dalton) The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), at its recent annual conference in, of all places, Chicago, called for universal background checks on all purchases and transfers of firearms, private or otherwise. According to a Reuters news story, “The proliferation of firearms is one of the factors behind a rise in homicide rates in many U.S. cities this year, according to senior law enforcement officials at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago. Acknowledging the power of the gun lobby and the reluctance of Congress to enact stricter gun laws, the police chiefs told a news conference they were not anti-gun but wanted to keep weapons out of the hands of people with criminal backgrounds. “Current rules on background checks apply to licensed dealers, but up to 40 percent of firearms sales involve private parties or gun shows and do not require checks, the chiefs said. According to CSPOA President Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret.) “Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and it’s also a great place to to to get murdered.  If crime laws actually worked, we’d be living in the Utopian Socialist , crime-free heaven on earth dreamed about by Chicago Mayor Rahm Imanuel.  More gun laws will only disarm more law abiding Americans and further embolden criminals. The recent increase in homicide rates in some US  citesis not related to a “proliferation of firearms” as the IACP statement claims, says CSPOA Executive VP and Legislative Liaison Rick Dalton. “Contrary to IACP’s claims, firearms possession has risen dramatically for the past 20 years or so in...

Radical environmentalist, statist group puts out hit-piece using tired lables and ignoring the Constitution.

A heretofore unknown group calling itself the Center for Western Priorities, (herein CWP) has published an attack piece on the Constitutional movement to restore “public lands” back to their true owners, the states and people of the states. Using the typical socialist, statist, liberal left-wing labels such as “extremist groups that refuse to recognize the authority of the U.S. government”, “land seizure movement”, and others, SWP calls out groups like CSPOA and Oathkeepers as leading the charge to steal western lands “from the American people”. Curiously missing is any real analysis of the central pillar in the fight to restore limited government: The United States Constitution.  That’s because the Constitution is the protection against an overbearing, out of control federal government, and it is groups like CWP who have lead us to the point where the federal government claims to own or control over 80% of some western states.  Check out this map: This map shows in red, the amount of land within the states claimed by the federal government.  (Indian lands are not included) The Constitution specifically states that any land within the boundaries of a sovereign state must be purchased with the consent of the state(s), and can only be for military bases and “other needful buildings”. (Art. 1 Section 8, Clause 17)  Read more HERE .   Click map to enlarge The CWP, for some reason, is afraid to list its staff, directors, or even its funding sources on its website. So for now we only know that a significant amount of money was put into this slick and misleading digital attack.  CSPOA Founder and President...

Elected Sheriffs Protect the 2nd Amendment, Refuse to Enforce Silly Law.

Sheriffs from Oregon stand up for their constituents and refuse to enforce a proposed private background check law. Constitutional Guards living up to their oath. Bravo! Sheriff Richard Mack, CSPOA founder and president, praised these peace officers. “We are proud to see these protectors of the people doing their sworn duty”. All sheriffs around the nation should follow their courageous lead. Listen to their testimony before the Oregon Legislature this past week.  Go to the link below:...

The “Battle of Bunkerville” one year later.

It’s been 1 year since the federal government was forced to back down from its illegal and dangerous attack on American citizens in Bunkerville, Nevada. Here’s a brief story of that ordeal pieced together from amateur footage taken on the scene as it happened. As of this date, the BLM has not been back to steal cattle or to physically harass the Bundys.  In another development, Rick Dalton, CSPOA Executive Vice President and Legislative Liaison, was recently  in Carson City and testified in support of AB408, a Nevada legislature bill to transfer title of all the vast Nevada land claimed by the BLM.  “I believe that there is a chance to begin anew the Sagebrush Rebellion, and to get the western states back on an equal footing in terms of controlling their own territory”, he said....

Sheriff Mack, other CSPOA members join in DC protest to Demand border closure

On December 10th, Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret.), CSPOA President, along with Sheriff Nick Finch VP of Operations Sam bushman, and other CSPOA members, joined a large group of sheriffs and other public officials at the Capitol in Washingon DC to demanded that the Obama Administration follow the law and secure the borders against illegal crossings.   The assembled leaders expressed their opposition to Obama’s unconstitutional executive act of pretended legislation in granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in violation of existing federal law.  Meetings with Congressmen and Senators also took...

CSPOA Calls on Illinois Sheriff to Resign

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) has called for the resignation of Greene County, Illinois Sheriff Rob McMillen after he personally initiated an unsubstantiated felony charge against Luke Lamb, who is his opponent in the upcoming election. Lamb is campaigning as a “constitutional sheriff’s candidate” and is a member of CSPOA. The case, which involved alleged jury tampering, was resolved in court on October 24th, with a unanimous jury verdict of acquittal. The charge of jury tampering involved Lamb’s Facebook chat with a close friend who had been called to jury duty earlier that morning. This discussion took place before the juror was assigned to a particular case, so he knew nothing about the specific type of trial that would take place later in the day. Lamb referred his friend to the website of the Fully Informed Jury Association (fija.org), which educates citizens about the recognized right of a juror to judge both the law and the facts of the case. According to recognized legal authorities, including US Supreme Court justices, the juror has the power to acquit if he or she believes that the law under which the defendant is charged is itself unjust. And any citizen has a First Amendment right to express his views about this topic, which is often called “jury nullification”. Sheriff McMillen apparently was contacted by one of his deputies and informed of the Facebook conversation, whereupon McMillen personally obtained copies of that conversation from a friend who was a chief of police. McMillen then, without any investigation at all, and without assigning someone else to investigate, personally wrote a departmental...