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In 1988 Richard Mack left a job he loved to move home to AZ to run for Graham County sheriff. Nobody thought he could win, as he had never been a cop in Arizona or in his hometown and he hadn’t even lived there for nearly 12 years. He won. Then he ran for re-election in 1992. He won again.
Soon thereafter, the Brady bill was signed into law by Bill Clinton. Three federal agents showed up at his AZ Sheriffs Association meeting and handed each of them a document from the Dept. of the Treasury, which detailed what their “orders” were to comply with the Brady bill.
All the sheriffs were shocked and against it. However, each sheriff said there was nothing they could do about it, “you can’t fight city hall” was the frequent comment. Sheriff Mack disagreed and decided to sue the government. Everybody said he was crazy and that he could not win. Six other sheriffs from various parts of the USA joined the lawsuit. The case went all the way to the U S Supreme Court and miracle of miracles, Sheriff Mack WON! That is why there is no "Brady II", "Brady III" etc., because they were all set up and ready to run. Sheriff Mack ended that run of constitutional rights grabbing.
Next time some one asks you, or you ask yourself, "what can one person do?", this is a good example.
Listen to the show tonight to find out what you can do to help keep your county sheriff the highest legal authority in your county. See you there!
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