You know what they say about absolute power corrupting absolutely…
One of the reasons I am so opposed to the government being involved in your Second Amendment rights is that it takes the power away from you and puts it in their hands.
In the hands of people like the former Republican Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Patrick Sullivan.
Sullivan made a habit of helping out groups like the Brady Campaign when it came to preventing law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights.
He even testified before Congress for Handgun Control in favor of the Brady bill, and in the State Capitol against any concealed carry reform.
During his 18-year tenure as Arapahoe County Sheriff, Sullivan was a poster boy for big government and was bestowed the title of national “Sheriff of the Year” in 2001 for his efforts at infringing your rights – even at a national level.
Whenever she needed him, Sarah Brady trotted out Sheriff Sullivan as a token Republican who wanted to impose gun control on America -- and it worked.
Our nation still lives under the insidious scheme of the Brady Act (which, incidentally, violates the Constitutional prohibition of infringing on the right to keep and bear arms).
Sheriff Sullivan was also famous for trying to buy off local gun rights activists with a “buddy” concealed carry permit (when permits were almost impossible to acquire).
In 1995 Sullivan offered me a permit, attempting to buy my inactivity in the battle for concealed carry in Colorado.
It didn’t work. I literally told Sheriff Sullivan where to stick his permit, and continued to work to change Colorado’s law.
On Tuesday Sullivan was arrested for dealing meth to a man for… Well, let’s just say it was for things I would rather not repeat.
That’s right; a power-hungry sheriff intent on taking your freedoms turned out to be a drug-dealing, male prostitute-seeker.
Former Sheriff Sullivan is now sitting in the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility. That’s right. He’s sitting in the jail named for his honor.
And this is the kind of person the Brady Campaign champions and uses to testify as an “expert”?
I would like to tell you that I’m shocked, but you’re smart enough to know better.
This is why I am always skeptical of any politician who seeks more control, not less.
They are out for personal gain and they will get it at your expense.
In the case of Sheriff Sullivan, I can personally say I’ve witnessed him trampling on your rights for years.
Sheriff Sullivan was one of the main obstacles to passing concealed carry in Colorado.
Yet apparently the anti-gun crowd thinks men like this should set a standard for who can own a gun and who can’t.
While this may be dismissed by some as just another corrupt cop, the fact is that he has been personally involved in the fight against your Second Amendment rights.
And he was successful at it.
It’s pure travesty of justice that a man like Sullivan could be given such authority to prevent you from your own rights, but without standing up to power, it’s like I said at the beginning – it corrupts.
I make it my pledge to you, the gun owner, to stand up against jack-booted thugs like Patrick Sullivan at every turn, regardless of position or party affiliation.
Are you with me?