The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “Liberty and Law Enforcement” with Sheriff Richard Mack at its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. The public is invited. Sheriff Mack will be discussing the importance of police officers, federal agents and members of the military upholding their oaths to the U.S. Constitution. He is a strong advocate of states’ rights and individual freedoms and also will discuss recent challenges in Nevada and elsewhere. The sheriff is a popular national speaker. Please plan to join us for an engaging presentation!
Richard Mack is the former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona. He spent 11 years with the Police Department of Provo, Utah, and then moved back to Arizona to run for Graham County Sheriff in 1988. While serving as sheriff, Mack attended the FBI National Academy and graduated in 1992. In 1994, he was named “Elected Official of the Year” by the Arizona-New Mexico Coalition of Counties. He was also named the National Rifle Association “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” for 1994 and was inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame.
During his tenure as sheriff, Mack received national attention for initiating Printz v. United States, a lawsuit against the federal government which alleged that portions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act violated the United States Constitution, because they comprised a congressional action that compelled state officers to execute federal law. In a 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the provisions of the Brady Act in question were, in fact, unconstitutional.
Mack has authored several books relating to gun laws, gun ownership and the role that law enforcement should play in America: The County Sheriff- America’s Last Hope, The Proper Role of Law Enforcement, From My Cold Dead Fingers: Why America Needs Guns with Timothy Robert Walters (1994), and The MAGIC of Gun Control (2011).
For more information visit our web site at www.slgop.org or contact Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178.