31 January 2013
Sheriff Clarence Dupnik
1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714-1758
Subject: Please state for the public record exactly what your position is, concerning the possible passage of federal laws restricting gun ownership and your potential enforcement of such potential new gun laws, in light of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
Dear Sheriff Dupnik:
As one of your Pima County, Arizona, constituents who is very concerned about the future of these United States of America, I call upon you to respond to this private letter publicly, defining exactly what your position will be with respect to enforcing existing and possible future laws banning the possession and use of guns by private citizens in Pima County.
I shall never forget the agony we all suffered when Gabby Giffords and so many others were killed and wounded, about three miles from our home.
And I empathize closely with this statement, attributed to you: "Pretty soon, we're not going to be able to find reasonable, decent people who are willing to subject themselves to serve in public office" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/08/sheriff-clarence-dupnik-a_....
However, this statement, "Dupnik said he supports most of President Obama's gun control proposals http://www.topix.com/forum/guns/T3U415K99MGTLK6H3/p44, leaves me wondering just what you would enforce and just what you would not enforce, of current and possible future gun laws. And I wonder how you square your position with that which seems (at least to me) to be demanded of you by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
I hope that you will respond to this letter directly to me and will also make your position clear publicly, by close of business, Friday 8 February 2013. I shall interpret a lack of a meaningful and clear response to mean that you intend to enforce whatever federal gun laws exist now and in the future, to the fullest possible extent, despite what is written as Amendment #2 to our Constitution. Your clearly stated position or lack thereof will guide my future thinking and actions in these regards.
Please add your name to the list at http://cspoa.org/sheriffs-gun-rights/.
Stephen A. Langford
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Given the lack of any response at all from Sheriff Dupnik to the letter posted just above, it has become self evident that Sheriff Dupnik is not a Constitutional Sheriff, within the context of this Website in those regards.
This constitutes an open invitation to Sheriff Dupnik to join in this discussion after becoming a Member of the Arizona Group and the Pima County Group. I shall also make that invitation directly to him and or one of his employees/representatives.
My own goal is to convince Sheriff Dupnik that he has no choice but fully and unequivocally to enforce the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, as written and without any interpretation beyond the bald meaning of those words, the document in question remaining the most fundamental document in our entire legal system, and no Constitutional Convention ever having been held that has legally altered the force of Amendment #2.
Please (if you have not done so already) join first the Arizona Group and then the Pima Co. Group:
and so on. (Good luck, be persistent.)
I'm hoping to get lots of good ideas as to where we should take this from here. In part, that will depend upon whether Sheriff Dupnik does or does not decide to join the discussion. Please don't be shy about sharing your ideas with each other and with me.
If sheriff Dupnik does not respond to your letter and other efforts to educate him. Than we need to find a sheriff canadate who will and we all should get behind him and help get him elected in the very next election.