Sheriff Mack Will Speak In Thayer City Park June 25 1 pm
Sheriff Richard Mack will speak June 25 at 1 pm in Thayer City Park in the pavilion at the top of the hill near the swimming pool. Sheriff Mack is known nationally as America’s Sheriff and is the only sheriff to win in the Supreme Court challenging the Clinton Administration over ufunded enforcement of the Brady Bill. He is also the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, a group that includes Minneapolis Sheriff David Clark, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. Mack, Arpaio and Clark are all frequently on national news programs including the Today Show, Fox News Channel, CNN, Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano and more than 500 radio talk shows.
Mack is a trainer in constitutional issues for law enforcement and author of several books. He is best known for challenging the Brady Bill, a gun control measure requiring local law enforcement to perform background checks on prospective gun purchasers. He maintained that the Federal Government had no authority to command local officials, and became the first sheriff in American history to sue the Federal Government and win at the US Supreme Court. The case was based on the Tenth Amendment, states rights and local sovereignty.
Mack is the son of an FBI agent and began his own law enforcement career as a street cop in Provo, Utah. After graduating from BYU in 1978, Mack became an officer with Provo P. D. He was soon promoted to corporal, sergeant, and detective. He spent one year as an undercover narcotics agent. In 1988, Mack moved home to Arizona where he ran for sheriff. He was elected Graham County Sheriff and served as such for eight years. It was during this time – in 1994 – that federal agents informed all sheriffs that they would be required to work for the Federal Government under the mandate of the Brady Bill, and Mack’s court case began.
Since that landmark ruling Mack has written six books and appeared at over 120 Tea Party rallies nationwide. He has stood against the incursions of the Federal Government and has fought for civil rights from Hawaii to Bangor, Maine.
The public is invited and the event is free of charge. Sheriff Mack especially invites law enforcement officers and military veterans to attend. For more information call 417-264-2435.