CO Sheriff: "I Will Protect Constitutional Rights...With My Dying Breath"

Sheriff Ronald B. Bruce has been the Sheriff of Hinsdale County in Colorado since his election in 2007. He contacted Freedom Outpost to let us know that he stands with Sheriff Scott Berry of Georgia and will not take his business to others who will discriminate against law abiding citizens in selling semi-automatic rifles, but stated unashamedly that with his dying breath he will protect current and existing Constitutional rights of those who elected him.

Bruce has been the Sheriff of Hinsdale County for the past six years. Prior to that he served in the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Highway Patrol. He retired as a State Trooper, having served 28 years.

Sheriff Bruce wrote to me following the story on Sheriff Berry, "I'm on board with the Georgia Sheriff. If we learn of any of our suppliers that normally sold to civilians and are now discontinuing such sales, they too have lost our business."

That's not all, Bruce had already taken initiative by closing an account his office had with online retailer Cheaper Than Dirt. He wrote, "We cancelled our account with Cheaper Than Dirt after they quickly almost doubled their price for .223/5.56 and .308/7.62mm ammunition. They also suspended all “assault” type firearms sales to re-evaluate their position on this…read, figure how much they could get away with in the escalation of their prices for semi-auto carbines."

Bruce was referencing the pull of the sell of all firearms following the Sandy Hook Shooting. Cheaper Than Dirt finally opened sales back up to handguns, including semi-automatics, and rifles, but are no longer offering the semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15. Dick's Sporting Goods, which are way over priced if you ask me, went all out of their way to hide a page which featured a Bushmaster AR-15 "out of respect for the victims and their families" and had even suspended sales of modern rifles. Out of respect for victims and families you hide a product on your website and stop selling certain ones for a period of time? That's not respect, it's trying to be politically correct.

ron bruceWhile Cheaper Than Dirt has brought back the sale of handguns and shotguns, even semi-automatics in both varieties, they have not brought back semi-automatic rifles such as the AR styles they carried before. They do carry accessories and ammunition for these weapons, but they are anything but "cheap."

Sheriff Bruce is a giving sheriff. He informed me that, "We are a very strong pro-2nd Amendment Sheriff's Office. I and my staff are currently the only certified CHP instructors in the county and offer the classes free to any county resident."

Bruce told Freedom Outpost that approximately 50% of the legal adult citizens in his county have obtained their concealed carry permits.

He then stated what I think should be every Sheriff's motto,

"I have assured numerous constituents who have contacted our office since BHO's re-election, that with my dying breath, I would protect their current/existing Constitutional Rights."

When I contacted Sheriff Bruce back in order to confirm that I might be able to share his stand with my readers, here was his response, "Let ‘er rip Tim. I like to think I’m a man of conviction and don’t shirk my beliefs in the face of opposition."

In my book, it is men like Sheriff Berry and Sheriff Bruce who should be held in high honor in their communities. They are the last stand against an oppressive federal government. Thank you Sheriff Bruce for your commitment to the people of Hinsdale County. May God grant you strength to continue serving well and may He raise up more men of conviction to serve other counties in our country in the same manner.

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299 thoughts on “CO Sheriff: "I Will Protect Constitutional Rights...With My Dying Breath"

  1. WH bullies go "F" yourself !! You dont tell our sheriffs what laws to enforce !

  2. Thank you to our true HEROS!

  3. I hope I'm seeing a trend? I see where two new congressman have initiated IMPEACHMENT proceedings against OBAMA. It's not just his attack on guns, it's everything we hold dear in America. It's as if Obama brought the Muslim Brotherhood into the white house. They have infiltrated the whole system, especially, and secretly in our schools. We don't need to be telling our kids on how great Obama, and the Muslims are, and that Gays are OK. OBAMA the Illegal/Muslim/Fraud needs to be taken out of office now, and Jailed for all his treasonous actions against the United States. I hope that with these two congressman initiating an Impeachment procedure against Obama, that this is finally the wakeup of the people, that now know that Obama is an arrogant/MUSLIM, who needs to go BYE, BYE. before he tries to kill our way of life in these United States.

  4. I have been retired since 2006 & I'm disabled since Nam. Most of my friends are in the same boat & are retired law officers.All of us stand for the 2nd Amendment & if called upon we will go down with our guns blazing & die with our boots on. I stand with sheriffs Bruce, Berry, Joe & all those that will fight for our freedom. In God I trust.

  5. retiredartichoke says:

    Stop buying all products from liberal states.

  6. I got a Cheaper Than Dirt catalog in December advertising IAC Hawk pump shotguns for $199.They were well reviewed elsewhere as a Chinese knockoff of the Remington 870 so I thought for the price, they'd be okay. I wanted to wait and see how Christmas shook out and maybe get one after the first of the year. After Sandy Hook, I got an email saying they were suspending gun sales. Shortly after, I got another email saying they were resuming gun sales. I took a look at the site and saw the same shotguns for $299.

    I called this morning and asked if that was accurate or if it was a mistake and was told that was the current price. I mentioned Sheriff Bruce's experience with them and told them I was just going to join him in being an ex-customer. I doubt it will make a difference to them, but the fact that they blatantly capitalized on this tragedy is so offensive that I'd rather do without than support them.

  7. Thank you sheriff! You are a great American!