Recently a Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman stated that he will not see his county disarmed. He is the sole authority at the local level and he is the Sheriff! The buck stops with him and no Federal Official can override his authority. See his VIDEO.
He is not the ONLY Sheriff that is speaking up and getting visibility now. Another Sheriff Tim Mueller out of Oregon has written a letter to the Vice president that has gone VIRAL. To see an article discussing Sheriff Tim Mueller's letter and about other Sheriff's across the country who are "Standing their Ground" HERE.
If you are in doubt or questioning the authority of most Sheriff's across the country as publicly elected officials watch this VIDEO. This video addresses many of the key facts that American's need to understand and know.
To see more information about Sheriff's see HERE.
In the United States, a sheriff is generally, but not always, the highest law enforcement officer of a county. A sheriff is in most cases elected by the population of the county. The sheriff is always a county official and may serve as the arm of the county court (but these may be called marshals). The scope of a sheriff varies across states and counties. In some states the sheriff is officially titled "High Sheriff", although the title is rarely used.
Unfortunately there are various municipalities across the country where the Sheriff's role has been reduced or minimalized by you guessed it...Politicians!
In the United States, the relationship between the sheriff and other police departments varies widely from state to state, and indeed in some states from county to county. In the northeastern United States, the sheriff's duties have been greatly reduced with the advent of state-level law enforcement agencies, especially the state police and local agencies such as the county police. In Vermont, for instance, the elected sheriff is primarily an officer of the County Court, whose duties include running the county jail and serving papers in lawsuits and foreclosures.[clarification needed] Law enforcement patrol is performed as well, in support of State Police and in the absence of a municipal police agency in rural towns.
As one of the nation's largest law enforcement agencies the National Sheriff's Association has a lot of pull and political influence across the country. If you know of or have relations with your local Sheriff it would be a good idea to contact their office to see where they stand on many of the Gun Control laws that are being discussed, debated, implemented and voted on across the country.
A sheriff generally serves as the highest, usually elected, law enforcement officer of a county. Over 99% of the nation's sheriffs are elected. The political election of a person to serve as a law enforcement leader is a uniquely American tradition.
The duly elected sheriff of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county. He has law enforcement powers that exceed that of any other state or federal official. See reference HERE.
Not only is the Sheriff a "Uniquely American Tradition" but so are GUNS!! Let's face it guns are in our DNA as American's. Guns are what helped settle the West and the anti's and gun grabbing politicians are failing to realize this fact. Guns are as much of what America is as Chevrolet and apple pie.