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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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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:
Richard Mack talks about his run for congressional district 8.
A one hour uninterrupted, unedited, live, televised round table discussion with the outspoken survivors of the Parkland Massacre.
20 yrs ago, Sheriff Mack fought President Clinton & the Brady group all the way to the Supreme Court over the 2nd Amendment & the 10th Amendment — and WON. Now there’s a special election for Congress a week away. Mack joins David Knight to explain why he deserves your support.
Sheriff Richard Mack speaks to the attendees about their God-given Right to Self-Defense. Longtime Champion of Liberty was well received.
New finance reports show Montenegro has raised more than $232,000 over the past month. Lesko comes in second with about $197,000. The race, however, is far from over.
Determine how the candidates for CD-8 stack up with your beliefs. Also figure out how and where to vote in this special election.
Richard Mack, former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, is nationally renowned for his participation in the landmark 1997 case Mack v. United States (also known as Printz v. United States), in which a group of county sheriffs, led by Mack, challenged the constitutionality of provisions in the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act that required county sheriffs to carry out at the behest of Congress background checks on gun purchasers.
Sheriff Mack sits down with Mona K on her radio show.