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Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret.)

Champion of Constitutional Values

  • Led a Supreme Court victory for state sovereignty
  • Author of several books on freedom, government and gun control
  • Consultant on constitutional issues
  • Tea Party activist
  • Public speaker
  • Crusader for liberty
  • Trainer in constitutional issues for law enforcement

Sheriff Mack is best known for challenging the Brady Bill, a gun control scheme 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 (under the Clinton administration) 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 175 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. He is the Founder and President of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) and was elected to the NRA Hall of Fame.

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The media is giving round the clock coverage to the astroturf student marches demanding gun control with coverage every hour in every time zone at 10am. Sheriff Mack, CSPOA,org, explains what can be done locally to protect students USING our right to bear arms, regardless of what state or federal governments do to take away our rights.
"Anybody is an idiot if they think gun control is going to keep those kids safe. That's absolutely absurd … there is only two alternatives, we can shoot back or we can be easier targets and of course the liberals and left wants us to be easier targets."
Sheriff Richard Mack for Congress (AZ-08) discusses why he is running for Congress, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and more on guns in schools.
Sheriff Richard Mack makes an appearance with Judicial Watch and Emily Miller at CPAC to discuss the second amendment.
Sheriff Richard Mack is a true Constitutional candidate for US Congress in Arizona’s 8th District. How badly do we need someone like him? It’s imperative. The AZ primary election is this coming Tuesday, and time is running out to make sure that the “swamp” is drained of Obama holdovers.
Sheriff Richard Mack is running for Congress in Arizona to replace outgoing Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned amid a sex scandal.
PEORIA, Ariz. – Former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack, candidate for Congress in AZ-08, issued the following statement today regarding Debbie Lesko and Steve Montenegro:
A televised discussion with the survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting would serve a larger purpose than the mainstream media’s promotion of a selected group of outspoken students, said an Arizona candidate for Congress who successfully challenged the Brady Bill.
Richard Mack talks about his run for congressional district 8.