Proud of local Sheriff

Proud of local Sheriff

This is a discussion on Proud of local Sheriff within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I live in rural Josephine County, Oregon, and am very impressed with the attitude and performance of County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson. This guy gets it. ...

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Member Array IVron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    35

    Thumbs up Proud of local Sheriff

    I live in rural Josephine County, Oregon, and am very impressed with the attitude and performance of County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson. This guy gets it.

    From yesterday's paper:

    Gun issues hot topic at Birch meet
    By SCOTT JORGENSEN
    IVN Staff Writer

    Several 2nd Amendment issues were the main topics of conversation during a Tuesday, Jan. 13 meeting of the Josephine County Chapter of the John Birch Society at the Redwood Grange Hall in Grants Pass.

    The evening’s featured guests were Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters and Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson, who spoke before a crowd of approximately 60 people.

    Winters began by discussing an incident involving South Medford High School teacher Shirley Katz. She made national news when she approached her administration requesting permission to carry a concealed weapon on the premises.

    That prompted the Medford Mail Tribune newspaper to request a copy of Katz’ weapon license from Winters, along with those of all other concealed weapon permit holders in Jackson County. Winters refused, which led to a court battle.

    The judge who heard the case was a former attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, Winters said, and ruled in favor of the paper.

    “He had a different view than we did,” Winters said.

    Winters said the case is currently in the Court of Appeals, and that he has been advised by counsel to drop it. He estimated that it would cost $40,000 to take the case to the next level.

    “There’s a good chance we might lose that,” Winters said. However, Winters said that he may try alternate routes to resolve the issue.

    “We’re gonna’ try to get this thing fixed legislatively,” he said.

    The discussion evolved into a question-and-answer session. Audience members asked Winters and Gilbertson about guns being taken away from citizens during the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005. Gilbertson responded that he had been there as a member of a Special Weapons and Tactics team used to secure hospitals.

    Gilbertson said that some citizens were taking advantage of the chaos that resulted from local police leaving.

    “They were taking shots at us,” Gilbertson said. “It was truly a zoo down there.”

    Petitions were circulated throughout the audience expressing support for the privacy of concealed weapon permit holders. Those petitions may be presented to members of the Legislature if the issue comes up during the current session in Salem.

    “We’re going to fight this tooth and nail to protect you,” Gilbertson said. “All the sheriffs are behind you on this.”

    Gilbertson said that the sheriffs of every county in Oregon are elected officials sworn to repel threats foreign and domestic.

    “You’re not going to have your weapon taken away by this person,” Gilbertson said, which prompted applause. “Unless you use it wrong,” he added, resulting in laughter.

    Gilbertson also addressed the concept of Restricted Shooting Districts. He said that since becoming sheriff, he’s received many complaints of reckless shooting in high-density rural parts of Josephine County.

    Washington County used to have a process by which neighbors could petition to create Restricted Shooting Districts, Gilbertson said. However, the law subsequently was changed.

    “We can’t do it, so it’s a dead issue,” Gilbertson said.

    Gilbertson said that the districts were intended to dissuade reckless shooting. Even though reckless shooting is a crime, Gilbertson said neighbors are often too scared to testify in court against offenders.

    If shooting in the county, Gilbertson said, people need to make sure to do it safely and have a backstop.

    “Just do it safe, that’s all I ask,” Gilbertson said. “Make sure it doesn’t ricochet. That’s another issue.”

    One audience member asked Gilbertson about the possibility of troops from the United Nations being used to disarm local residents. Gilbertson responded that he briefly worked for the U.N., and is determined to defend his constituents against any such intrusion.

    “They’ll never step foot on this turf,” Gilbertson said. “They are not a good group.”
    Peace through Superior Firepower.


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array Guardian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wichita Falls, Texas
    Posts
    1,618
    Good for him. I can guarantee you this, any foreign body of troops sets foot on Texas soil, they'll be met by a host of Texans armed to the teeth and standing along side the Texas National Guard (under the Governors orders) to repel them.

    I didn't fight 20 years and a war to have foreign troops enter my country or stand on my national soil and tell me squit.
    "I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger" Mencius"

  3. #3
    Member Array HK USP 45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    46
    How would the UN even have the authority to come to the US to take away civilians weapons - civilians who can legally own weapons?

  4. #4
    Distinguished Member Array Guardian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wichita Falls, Texas
    Posts
    1,618
    Quote Originally Posted by HK USP 45 View Post
    How would the UN even have the authority to come to the US to take away civilians weapons - civilians who can legally own weapons?
    That's an interesting question, I guess it would fall under that they couldn't or wouldn't trust our own troops to turn against their own citizens, so who better to use. It wouldn't take to long to do away with the the 2nd Amendment if the need came, martial law is one way that I can think of.

    We already have foreign troops on our soil training right along side our own troops and stationed here in the good ole U.S of A.

    Would it happen, I kind of doubt it, but then allot of things were thought never to happen either.
    "I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger" Mencius"

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Array Jeff F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    South Central Wyoming
    Posts
    641
    How would the UN even have the authority to come to the US to take away civilians weapons - civilians who can legally own weapons?
    Our goverment will give it to them to do just that. Look for this administration to sign the UN treaty on small arms in the near future.
    "Those who would give up essential liberties for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety" -Benjamin Franklin-
    __________________________________
    NRA Endowment Life Member

  6. #6
    BAC
    BAC is offline
    VIP Member Array BAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    2,292
    Quote Originally Posted by HK USP 45 View Post
    How would the UN even have the authority to come to the US to take away civilians weapons - civilians who can legally own weapons?
    From a legal standpoint, they don't, and unless we alter our US Constitution accordingly, they can't.


    -B
    RIP, Jeff Dorr: 1964 - July 17, 2009. You will be missed.


    Defensive Carry Search Tips


    Step 1 - Choose a subforum on right side under "Search in Forum(s)"
    Step 2 - Type general topic of interest in "Search by Keyword" textbox.
    Step 3 - Read results and refine/repeat as necessary.

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array Eagleks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    7,792
    They tried that it would last about 10 seconds..... until the battle was on.

  8. #8
    Member Array gogriz91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Middle GA
    Posts
    171
    The UN is so useless around the world the threat they might try to do anything militarily in the US (which is a laughable joke since "UN troops" are actually troops from many nations) is beyond humorous.
    Desperate people do desperate things in desperate situations.

    Heavily medicated for your protection.

    Kimber Tactical Custom II, SIS Pro

  9. #9
    Distinguished Member Array P7fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Texan in NWFlorida
    Posts
    1,588

    Cool

    I'd be proud to have him on my side also.
    I think generally our elected Sherriffs are the best of the crop of LEO's we have working for us.
    I wish police chiefs were more like our local Sherrifs. More of them would be if they were elected.


    "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." -Thomas Jefferson

    "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder." -Michael Savage

    GOOD Gun Control is being able to hit your target! -Myself

  10. #10
    Senior Member Array Gun Bunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    759
    I meet and talked to my local sheriff about the confiscations in N.O., and would he issue or abide by a order to confiscate weapons door to door and he told me "no"! Said "he would hate to be the one trying to go door to door"! Guess he doesn't want to get shot.
    P.S. If the U.N. came to my area, I guess I would see how much I could get for them pretty blue helmets on E-Bay!
    Kahr CW9
    Sig P239/9mm
    Ruger LC9 (when the girlfriend lets me carry her gun)


    "First Duty is To Remember"

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 71
    Last Post: February 26th, 2011, 04:09 PM
  2. Another Local Sheriff gets it
    By DaveH in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: August 9th, 2010, 10:56 AM
  3. Proud of my son
    By PatrioticRick in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: February 14th, 2009, 02:31 PM
  4. Local Sheriff's office says they have no practice ammo
    By XD in SC in forum Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: November 27th, 2007, 07:11 AM
  5. My local Sheriff - he's OK!
    By P95Carry in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May 13th, 2006, 01:30 PM

Search tags for this page

mail tribune josephine sheriff advises people to get concealed carry

,

sheriff gil gilbertson

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors