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Civil War Over Gun Rights? Sheriffs Warn Obama They’ll Die To Protect Second Amendment

The letter asserts that they are willing and prepared to fight any administration that threatens the 2nd Amendment.

The most controversial — and possibly the boldest — warning over gun control comes from the Utah Sheriffs’ Association, who have pledged to go to war over any administration that plans to take guns away from Americans.

The association warned President Obama in a letter that they were willing to lay down their lives to protect their Second Amendment Rights. The group calls the Second Amendment a “sacred right of citizens” to protect themselves from “tyrannical subjugation.” In a letter, addressed to the president, the association states, “We are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation.”

While the president has suggested an assault weapons ban and limit on ammo magazines, he has not yet spoke of a complete confiscation of guns. Should that happen, is this letter proof that some law enforcement officials are willing and prepared to fight federal forces to protect the Second Amendment?

In a direct warning to Obama, the sheriffs wrote:

“Make no mistake, as the duly-elected sheriffs our our respective counties, we will enforce the rights guaranteed to our citizens by the Constitution. No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights–in particular Amendment II–has given them.”

The association’s letter was made public recently but was sent to the White House on January 17. The letter opens with mention of the Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre and goes on to talk about Utah’s own history with gun violence — specifically the 2007 Trolley Square Murders that killed five.

The group urges Obama to push his efforts through Congress, not make executive orders.

The group is not the first to suggest that the law-abiding citizens of American need guns to protect themselves against harm: “The citizenry must continue its ability to keep and bear arms, including arms that adequately protect them from all types of illegality.”

The letter urges, “Please remember that the Founders of this great nation created the Constitution, and its accompanying Bill of Rights, an effort to protect citizens from all forms of tyrannical subjugation.”

You can read the full letter here.

Do you think that people such as these sheriffs are willing and ready to physically fight against gun control?

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98 Responses to “Civil War Over Gun Rights? Sheriffs Warn Obama They’ll Die To Protect Second Amendment”

  1. Bob Farkas

    I think the real question is "do you think Obama, Cuomo and the other facists in his administration and in other states are willing to spill blood over attempting to take guns away?"

  2. John Galtius

    The 2nd grants no rights. As the Founders said, "THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution."

    The right to bear arms is not granted by the government, nor does the government have any rights to regulate/control it. That right belongs to the PEOPLE and has always belonged to the people.

  3. Drew Baumgartner

    Make no mistake they will try too. If freedom lovers in this country want to remain free we need to ban together and help those that would protect those freedoms. I am with them, I will fight right along side. First in the courts then in the streets if need be.

  4. Ladonna Eubanks

    I know personally they will, I will fight and die, my grandpas, uncles, brothers and cousins fought for this countries rights, and I will not disgrace them, or hinder my children from, the same rights that keep this country free, and great.

  5. Leon Welch

    We have sat by an let the government take prayer our of schools. It has got to the point that people in this country are afraid to even mention God's name. And then we wonder why people gun up and blow a few dozen away. The liberals are leading this country to doom. The big bankers are raping this country. Our politicians are afraid to open their mouths. If Obama tries to mess with the second amendment with executive orders or any other means that will be the straw that breaks the camels back. Will he try it? I think so. I truly think he wants a civil war. Problem is if he gets one he is not going to like the out come.

  6. John Emerson

    Let's go hunting up in the superstitions. I know some nice spots back in there, then you can tell me all about taking my rights away…

  7. Dave Wisner

    Keep depending on the goverment numbskull they will have a nice concentration camp waiting for you. 1 right 2 right 3 right 4 …. Take your guns & kick in your door.

  8. Rob Clewley

    Lol , you are the asshole Barry and quite a nut … You were in the military , big fucking deal , I don't care

  9. Bill Kahler

    The world's largest army…America's hunters!

    When adding up the deer license sales
    in just a handful of states
    and arrived at a striking
    conclusion:

    There were over 600,000 hunters
    this season in the State of Wisconsin.
    Allow me to restate that number:

    Over the last
    several months,
    Wisconsin's hunters became the eighth
    largest army in the world.

    More men under arms than in Iran.

    More than France and Germany combined.

    These men deployed to
    the woods of a single American state,
    Wisconsin, to hunt with
    firearms, and no one was killed.

    That number pales in comparison to the
    750,000 who hunted the woods of
    Pennsylvania and Michigan's
    700,000 hunters,
    all of whom
    have now returned home safely.
    Toss in a quarter million hunters
    in West Virginia
    and it literally establishes the fact
    that the hunters of those four
    states alone would comprise the
    largest army in the world.
    And then add in the total number
    of hunters in the other
    46 states.
    It's millions more! !
    The point?

    America will forever be safe
    from foreign invasion
    with that kind of home-grown
    firepower.

    Hunting….
    it's not just
    a way to fill the freezer..
    It's a matter of
    national security.
    ***************************************
    That's why all enemies,
    foreign and domestic,
    want to see us
    disarmed.
    Food for thought, when next we
    consider gun control.
    ————————————-
    Overall it's true,
    so if we disregard some assumptions
    that hunters
    don't possess the same skills as soldiers,
    the question would still remain…
    what army of

    2 million
    would want to face
    40, 60, 80 million armed citizens.

    I FEEL GOOD THAT I HAVE AN ARMY OF MILLIONS
    WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR LAND AND I SURE
    DON'T WANT THE GOVERNMENT TAKING CONTROL
    OF THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS in America.

    For the sake of our freedom,
    don't ever allow gun control
    or confiscation of guns.

  10. Kary Eaton

    You will be exterminated when they are done with you. Do you really think they will keep traitors to their fellow men in the New World Order. Hitler exterminated the traitors he used, just as the Illuminati will do with you . FOOL!

  11. Kary Eaton

    You are a TRAITOR to your fellow man. Do you really think the New World Order will have room for traitors Baze?

  12. Lola Raphael

    if you like having nothing and being told what to do then you need to go to china russia or cuba, maybe your were born too soon should of been in the www2 in the camps so you have no freedoms, guns don't hurt anyone only the people who use them, and your f=== launage shows you don't have a good concept of the english laungage. if you don't like our laws move where they don't have guns and see how the people feel sorry if this offends you but you mouth and what comes out offends me

  13. Ken Freile

    Sorry that you are so misinformed. If your informatiion that you go by was correct, maybe you would have a point. but I can almost guarantee the info you have regarding gun deaths is far from correct. @

  14. Ken Freile

    2% of the gun deaths in 2012 were commited with legal guns. And of those some were suicides. Thats a crime. To have a point you need ACTUAL facts to bac them up. SORRY> Like I said MISSINFORMED

  15. Rob Clewley

    I'm not misinformed and not a traitor , I am anti gun cause I have a soul and guns suck and we on the left will fight to rid the country of them and make them illegal .

    Kary – your a nut , get help dude , seriously !

  16. Harry DeFreese

    Your a fucking sissy , a pussy a fucking traitor . If & when the shit comes down you & any like you , – would be the mother fuckers I would shoot . You commie bastard ….

  17. Ken Freile

    Instead of spewing your arrigance for guns, why dont you address the problem with illegal guns, crime, Health care and lagal system with those caught with a weapon and released on bail cause the courts call it paper crimes and dont want to tie up the courts with them. THATS where you need to address the problem with.

  18. Alan Davis

    Wait…you're anti-gun, but you will fight to ban guns? With what? If you are anti-gun, then are you going to attack a gun owner with a knife? Club? Let me know how that works out for ya!

  19. Alan Davis

    I know the first one you can fight…if you got the gear to do it…

  20. Rob Clewley

    No you dumbass Alan , we are fighting POLITICALLY to ban guns, we are not violent like you morons.

    Oh and Harry , I'm a socialist. Get it right you moronic idiot .

  21. Alan Davis

    "Political power grows from the barrel of a gun" Chairman Mao, but you, as a socialist probably already knew that…

  22. Alan Davis

    I like the roast beef with banana peppers…chop chop, boy. Get to it!!!

  23. Alan Davis

    In your post, dumbass, you say you will fight the gun owners, if necessary. How are you going to fight them politically? Don't be a pussy, boy.

  24. Jeremy Hall

    Ah so the Communist confesses finally. Be sure to inform all the people on the gun rights pages you harass of that, just so they know your a complete idiot and that makes you quite a but more of a traitor! You should go over to Russia and run your mouth see how long it takes before someone makes you disappear for being stupid.

  25. Alan Davis

    You see, I'm a gun owner, but I don't hold an elected office…which means I have no one to answer to except God. So political pressure simply(and I'm doing my best to keep it simple for you because the speed has obviously effected your brain) won't work on me. So, Robert…how do you propose to fight me, Alan Davis, politically? From where I sit, you have threatened me personally because of how I choose to live and my beliefs. So whenever you are ready, let me know, otherwise shut your sewer, boy. You are in far over your head.

  26. Alan Davis

    I bet you're one of those "occupiers" aren't you, Rob? You seem like the type that would bitch and complain because you have nothing, rape girls and poop on cop cars while living in a tent on someone else's property…

  27. John Smith

    He brags about how good looking his women are. Have you seen that nasty bitch, probably his sister on his porn star wanna be blog?

  28. John Smith

    We're not making fun of you for being gay….no, we're making fun of you for calling everyone's wife ugly and lying…premed student…attorney…world traveler…you should be too busy to harass us.

    I forgot, English Teacher…good lord, talk about delusional.

  29. Alan Davis

    I've flushed manlier waste matter down the toilet first thing in the morning. Waste with more honor also…

  30. Rob Clewley

    John – you CAN'T make fun of me cause I think too highly of myself for anything you or any of the conservative losers say or think about me to phase me . So write all you want ! I'm laughing at you !

  31. Alan Davis

    If you think highly of yourself, you have major issues. And you're a fine one to talk about stalking pages, douchebag…as you stalk pro-gun pages. Douche…

  32. Rob Clewley

    I have no issues , I'm fucking awesome and ALWAYS right and you fat boy are a pathetic loser lmao ! Maybe I'm stalking pro gun pages cause the victims of gun violence need a voice as they are dead and you people whine and cry about your gun rights ! Fuck guns and fuck conservatives . Oh it feels so good that Obama won again and 4 more years of liberal leadership . Of course you want a sandwich fat boy ! Lmao

  33. Alan Davis

    Oh no…fat boy. I'm crushed again. Sure Obama won, but he still has the house to contend with. He isn't a king, stupid. Still have checks and balances, just like I learned in 8th grade civics, and had you stayed in school and not dropped out to pursue a gay porn career, you might have learned that, as well as how to insult someone with new material. You've called me fat 3 or 4 times now, and I don't care. You are a small, desperate human. And I laugh at you. Now bring me my sandwich.

  34. Alan Davis

    Your mom is wearing me out today. My superior trolling skills are making her extra horny…

  35. Alan Davis

    She just told me she wishes I were her son…then she would have a kid she could be proud of. Douche. Step up your game, bitch!!!

  36. Alan Davis

    And when someone like you calls me a redneck, it is a compliment. Better than being like you. You aren't as awesome as all the people in your 12 step program tell you. That's kind of their whole thing…they tell everyone that, by the way…

  37. Alan Davis

    Guess he's making my sandwich and can't type right now…

  38. Alan Davis

    That's good livin, son…and keeping the speed and AIDS out of my body. Douche.

  39. Alan Davis

    Your mom told you to get to work…she would like a turkey and swiss. Get to it, boy!!!

  40. Alan Davis

    Another fat joke? Here…a gift. I'm blad. Maybe try that next time.

  41. Alan Davis

    I do feel bad for Avery…he has a girl's name and a dad like you? No wonder you're anti-gun…he will probably shoot up his school when he gets old enough. Hope he got some good genes from his mama…who must have been drunk at the time to get knocked up by a douche like you…

  42. Rob Clewley

    Well I'm gonna block you now cause you are just a stupid motherfucker , Avery is a boys name , at least he's not ugly and stupid like your stupid little molested girl

  43. Richard Barba

    Rob, You do understand that a large portion of the military opposes gun regulation. There isn't a single active service member I know who does and I know a shit load of Military Personnel. Everything they've ever heard in their ranks was soldiers would rather fight and die than enforce a gun law. Also the government doesn't have the capability to enforce the things they want to. it would cost millions of dollars to confiscate firearms. all the Crazy militia movement people tend to be retired military also. The only way you could ever get what you want Rob is if an outside military force was to do it. If that happened it would just make thousands more come to our side. There are entire units in the military who have become Oathkeepers. Also if a civil war broke out it would be a whole lot of guerrilla tactics not as much open fighting. Also do you seriously think anyone in the military would go out and look for gun owners? Do you think cops would actually want to go and enforce these? A large part of the gun owners are Law Enforcement Officers and military veterans and everyone seems to forget this. It's as simple as this the gun regulations that you want to happen will never happen. IF any "big" piece of legislation is passed it will never be effectively enforce and if confiscation DOES happen there will be civil unrest and a large amount of lives will be lost. You will lose no matter what, end of story. Even if by some miracle you won it would be at such a large cost it wouldnt have been worth it. would you even be willing to fight a war? I bet you would turn tail and run.

  44. Brian V. Sitterley

    These fiends Obama, Cuomo, Pelosi, Feinstein, Colorado governor Hickenlooper would rather us be helplessly raped, murdered, and robbed, and will not hesitate to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans to destroy freedom here. The only question is will our military leaders agree to kill hundreds of thousands of people.

  45. Anonymous

    Right this entire discussion frankly amazes me. Seeing that the US hasn't been subjected to war on it's own soil since 1865, for which you can praise yourselves lucky, I honestly believe that the views displayed here opponents of gun control are utterly defused from reality. As a European I have grown up in a world without guns for the simple reason that the memory of the two deadliest conflicts in human history still haunt our collective memory here. I am utterly grateful for this fact. As any veteran can tell you war is the most absurd situation that can be created by man and the cheer fact that you are considering starting a civil war over gun control hints at the fact that you people do not understand this.

    Now before we get silly comments like "Guns could have stopped a dictator like Hitler" as a response to this, they didn't, guns helped Hitler to take power via the SA, a nazi paramilitary organisation that was in fact armed (yes, there was no gun control when Hitler came into power or at least it wasn't in any way enforced). The effort undertaken by mr. Obama is aimed at protecting innocent civilians such as yourselves from potential violence inflicted on you by firearms.

    Now I do not say this out of disrespect but the people who cited that their relatives fought for America's and the worlds freedom are in my opinion tainting the legacy of these people. My great grandfather fought in the resistance during the second world war, he kept his Lee Enfield rifle afterwards to remind himself and his family of the horror he'd been through lest we forget what violence means. The relatives you mention would most likely tell you the exact same thing. As far as I gather the US has enough problems as it is, be patriotic and help to rebuild a nation that was once great instead of being in fact a traitor to your country by plunging it into violence over something as trivial as the right to own a weapon.