Houston County Sheriff Department Issues 100 Pistol Permits TodayRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 02 2013 5:43 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes confirmed today that 100 pistol permits have been issued by the Houston County Sheriff Department today.
When I asked Sheriff Hughes about the increase in pistol permit sales, Sheriff Hughes said he feels the increase is due to the increase in crime all over the country. Sheriff Hughes said he believes in "every law abiding citizens right to carry a firearm". Sheriff Hughes made it clear he will fight attempts to take away guns from law abiding citizens.
In 1984 Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack fought the attempts of the Federal Government to impose duties on Sheriff’s in attempt to restrict the citizens right to bear arms. Sheriff Mack won the case, and in summary the Federal Courts ruled;
We held in New York that Congress cannot compel the States to enact or enforce a federal regulatory program. Today we hold that Congress cannot circumvent that prohibition by conscripting the State’s officers directly. The Federal Government may neither issue directives requiring the States to address particular problems, nor command the States’ officers, or those of their political subdivisions, to administer or enforce a federal regulatory program. It matters not whether policymaking is involved, and no case by case weighing of the burdens or benefits is necessary; such commands are fundamentally incompatible with our constitutional system of dual sovereignty. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is reversed.
Go to Sheriffmack.com for more information.
The following link will carry to an Alan Stang descritption and fight of Sheriff Mack against control and the mandate attempts of Congress:
Comments from the interview:
There is. Lock and load, mount up and prepare for the return of the sheriff.
My guess is that in the minds of many Americans the sheriff is an antiquated figure who lives in the movies. In the older movies he is the hero; he is Gary Cooper in “High Noon,” awaiting the train that will bring killer Frank Miller back to town. In the new ones, he is the southern sheriff, even bigger than Rosie O’Donnell, sneering, sadistic, racist, violent, etc. He has no modern relevance.
But now here comes Sheriff Richard Mack, elected and re-elected in Graham County, Arizona, where he served for eight years. During his tenure, three federal agents came to a meeting of Arizona sheriffs and told them in certain terms how they would be dragooned as unpaid federal bureaucrats and administer the new, federal Brady gun registration law.
The law was named of course for Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, who was severely wounded in the immensely suspicious attempt to assassinate the President. Since then, Mrs. Brady has become a leader of the campaign for Nazi gun confiscation. I don’t know whether she was as crazy before the shootings as she is now. Just one more increment of lunacy and they would have to lock her up.
You are encouraged to read the interview.
If you are a gun owner or carry a firearm, make sure you know how to handle legally. Also know the mandates on the use of deadly physical force. In Alabama, as explained to me ( check out your rights first by talking with the Sheriff or District Attorney ), the use of deadly physical force is justified if you or another person are in danger of death or great bodily harm. You are under no duty, as explained to me, to retreat and can defend yourself or the life of another. However, understand, someone running away from you with their back to you and they have just robbed you, shooting them is not justified.
The key elements as explained to me (1) you or someone else’s life is in danger of death, or (2) you or someone else’s life is in danger for great bodily harm, and (3) you have no duty to retreat and can protect you or someone else life. Once you make the decision to pull the trigger, there is no second guessing or taking it back.
Pistol permits can be obtained after completing an application, which then requires 5 days for them to conduct the criminal background check. The applications are available at the Houston County Sheriff Deparmtent on North Oates Street next to the Houston County Courthouse. The fee for issued permits is $ 20.00 and requires annual re-newal.