Letter to the Citizenry from Sheriff Jerry Jones

Citizens of Franklin County North Carolina,

As most of you are aware I attended a meeting at Fargo’s Restaurant in Zebulon some weeks back. The purpose of the meeting was simple, to provide clarification to the citizenry as to where your Sheriffs stand with regards to your 2nd Amendment Rights to Keep and Bear Arms. Particular interest was given to the possibility of any new Federal Laws and/or restrictions and how each Sheriff would react should such measures be taken. Since that community meeting I have received countless emails and letters from concerned citizens within Franklin County. In response to these concerns please allow me, as the Sheriff of Franklin County, to make the following declarations.

As the Sheriff of Franklin County North Carolina I have sworn an oath, as have the men and women who serve under me, to “Support and maintain the Constitution and laws of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of North Carolina not inconsistent therewith”. When I swore to this oath it was not intended on my part to be merely ceremonious in nature. Those words have meaning. They represent the very basis of what makes our society different from so many others worldwide. We have established a form of Government which derives its powers from the governed, as is clearly stated in our Constitution. Our founding fathers recognized that each of us is born equally into this world with certain rights. These rights were put to paper in clear and concise wording for all to understand, even future generations.

The 2nd Amendment states “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Our founding father’s words still hold true today. However there are some who would seek to “adjust” the meaning of this amendment and its purpose. The 2nd Amendment was not intended to secure the citizenry the right to hunt wild game; it was intended to assure the continuation of a Free State. Having that in mind I respectfully make the following statement.

“As the Sheriff of Franklin County North Carolina I, Jerry W Jones, will not participate in, nor enforce, any Unconstitutional Edicts, Orders or Laws handed down by any Government Body. As the highest ranking law enforcement officer within my jurisdiction I feel as though it is my duty to make this statement clear. No Law Abiding Citizen of Franklin County shall have their Constitutional Rights infringed upon. I have sworn an oath attesting to this statement and it will be honored at all times. I thank each and every one of you for your time and continued support of the Office of Sheriff.”

Sheriff Jerry W. Jones

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4 Responses to Letter to the Citizenry from Sheriff Jerry Jones

  1. tmedlin says:

    thanks, Jerry…maybe Donnie needs to cut & paste & sign.

  2. John Day says:

    Thank you Sheriff Jones for having the courage of your convictions stating publicly where you stand on this issue. It is axiomatic that any federal law, Supreme Court opinion, or Executive order that violates the Constitution is not lawful and is void and of no effect. The federal government CANNOT hold a monopoly on constitutional interpretation. Both James Madison and Thomas Jefferson warned that if our federal government has an exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers then it will continue to expand those powers, regardless of the checks and balances, elections, the separation of powers, and any other so called “limits” on government authority. Thank you again Sheriff Jones for interposing yourself between the people you serve and protect and a federal government ever seeking to increase its oppressive role in our lives!

  3. Mary Ella Hutchinson says:

    Sheriff Jones, you don’t know how good this makes me feel about your citizens in Franklin County. Thank you so very much, and as I said that night in Zebulon, we have your back.

  4. Adam Drissel says:

    Sheriff Jones, you have NO idea how proud I am of you right now! I thank you sir for your service, and your oath. I don’t think the full impact of this great decision you made will be fully realized immediately. But, mark my words, the impact is great, and you are on the right side of history and freedom. Thank you!

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