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Jan 5, 2016

CSPOA Stands in Face of State, Federal Overreach

Remember Arizona sheriff Richard Mack who sued the federal government in 1994 over background checks mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act? His lawsuit said that making local sheriffs conduct Brady bill-mandated background checks amounted to an unconstitutional congressional action that compelled state officers to execute Federal law. The suit went all the way...

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full-cspoa-logoRemember Arizona sheriff Richard Mack who sued the federal government in 1994 over background checks mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act? His lawsuit said that making local sheriffs conduct Brady bill-mandated background checks amounted to an unconstitutional congressional action that compelled state officers to execute Federal law. The suit went all the way to the Supreme Court, which agreed with Mack and found those parts of the bill unconstitutional.

For years Mack has stood up against federal government overreach, championing local and states’ rights over those of the federal government. He is a board member of OathKeepers and was also a lobbyist for the influential conservative Gun Owners of America created by former U.S. Senator H.L. “Bill” Richardson of California.

In 2011 Mack founded the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) to “unite all public servants and sheriffs, to keep their word to uphold, defend, protect, preserve, and obey the Constitutions of the United States of America.”

Explaining CSPOA, Mack says

Sheriffs and Peace Officers are the last line of defense standing between the overreaching Federal Government and your Constitutionally guaranteed rights. Across the nation, we are all witnesses to the Federal Government’s blatant intrusions. We must draw a firm line in the sand which will not be crossed.

CSPOA will not back away from that line. It is our duty to preserve individual Liberty at all costs and we are not intimidated by the powers that be. Sheriffs and Officers who follow the Constitution line by line possess the power to shield against the Federal assault on American Citizens rights. OUR protection from THEM is our responsibility and mission.

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