Fox News: Growing number of police chiefs, sheriffs join call to arms


“It’s more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone.”

Editor’s Note: Regarding the guns owned by, and the inherent gun rights belonging to all Americans, Fox News has just published a remarkable stride toward common sense perception of reality. I will just place a few key paragraphs below from the Fox News article and urge every Oath Keeper and patriot to enjoy this article at the Fox News website.

But I also would like to note for our readers that a question does exist regarding State-level codes and statutes which might somehow force free Americans to jump through government hoops and obtain “permits” to exercise protected rights, one of which is the Second Amendment.

Attached to that question is the observation that the Amendment itself states “…shall not be infringed.” Clearly, having to buy a government “permit” to carry one’s arms inside the U. S. of America is an infringement. Yet I do realize that most folks settle for the collectivist’s view on that, and most folks seem to feel that after all there should be *some* restrictions on gun ownership and gun bearing.

Therefore I am not directly challenging the consensus sentiment on the matter — but certainly wish to acknowledge the more aware Oath Keepers who have read Dr. Edwin Vieira’s books and subsequently do understand the fullest meaning carried in the words, “…shall not be infringed.

That said, let’s jump into, and enjoy, a rare friendly flag article from the mainstream media:

Growing number of police chiefs, sheriffs join call to arms

This article was posted at Fox News by Cody Derespina on January 15 2016.

Miscellaneous  paragraphs from the Fox News article:

One of a growing number of rural and big-city law enforcement officials who openly encourages responsible gun ownership, [Florida Sheriff Grady] Judd believes guns allow citizens to defend themselves when police cannot.

“If you are foolish enough to break into someone’s home, you can expect to be shot in Polk County,” Judd said in a statement after a homeowner shot a would-be home invader earlier this month. “It’s more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone.”

Such full-throated embrace of the Second Amendment as a crime-fighting tool isn’t confined to red states like Florida…

Marion County Sheriff Chris BlairMarion County Sheriff Chris Blair, (pictured at left) who has said, “If you are certified to carry a gun, I would like to encourage you to do so.” (Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

….One California police chief is backing teachers in his district packing heat. Detroit Police Chief James Craig has been a leader in urging his community to arm itself. A Maryland sheriff is working with the state’s general assembly to try to make it easier for citizens to obtain handgun permits.

(End teaser paragraphs from the Fox News article.)

The gun culture has been saying it for decades, and I am delighted that Florida Sheriff Grady Judd got it out on Fox News —

“It’s more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone.”

That is “common sense”, as all Oath Keepers know. It is encouraging to see that sort of common sense gaining momentum in the public attitude and perception. Now that the Empire’s so-called “War on Terror” has been created afar and brought home to American soil, (courtesy of our own Intelligence community and coercive foreign policy), people everywhere are feeling the need for personal protection. Chattanooga and San Bernardino are two prime examples. Just as Obama has proven himself to be the greatest gun salesman of all time, so too has the collectivist anti-gun lobby suddenly seen a severe blow-back as many on the Left side of the aisle are awakening to the logic in the gun culture’s “common sense”.  To justify that statement I’ll add here one more paragraph from the Fox News article.

“The number of concealed handgun permits soared from 4.6 million in 2007 to 12.8 million in 2015, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center. Those numbers match an evolution in the general public’s attitude toward guns. Just 35 percent of respondents in an August 2000 Gallup poll said they felt safer with a gun in the house. That rose to 42 percent in 2004, 47 percent in 2006 and 63 percent in 2014.”

Obama, anti-gun lobby — I’ve got just four words (and a smile) for you:

“Sorry ’bout your luck.”

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Also, don’t forget to visit Sheriff Mack’s website for his Constitutional Sheriffs And Peace Officers Association –


Elias Alias, editor

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Elias Alias

Editor in Chief for Oath Keepers; Unemployed poet; Lover of Nature and Nature's beauty. Slave to all cats. Reading interests include study of hidden history, classical literature. Concerned Constitutional American. Honorably discharged USMC Viet Nam Veteran. Founder, TheMentalMilitia.Net