Police Chief Wants Citizens As 'Reserve Force' To Defend Against Feds


My friends, there is hope. Law enforcement officers at the local level are making their stand and they want you to be a part of that. While I've written on various sheriffs that have made their own stance to protect their citizens from anyone attempting to confiscate guns, I recently ran across Police Chief Mark Kessler of the Gilberton Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania. He wants citizens to join with his police department in building a "reserve force" that will aid his police force should the need arise to resist Federal authorities when it comes to the Second Amendment.

I spoke with Chief Kessler. The police force is quite small in his town and, much like my own town, criminal activity is not rampant.

The reserve force will be made up of volunteers, they can be past or current police officers with act 120 training, along with non law enforcement personnel interested in joining the reserve force. All non law enforcement personnel won’t have any powers to arrest, but will be required to go through a background check, supply their own duty gear, uniform (military BDU, etc), weapons, ammunition. Everyone will be required to attend a firearms certification course to qualify with both long gun and hand gun at a rate set by the firearm instructor. There will also be hand to hand combat training, knife fighting training, urban combat training, sniper courses, search and rescue etc. The reserve force would only be called upon in the event of a Federal invasion or foreign invasion of the jurisdiction. They would not be called on in ordinary police work nor would they have arrest powers. This reserve force would be distinct from militia, according to Kessler.

From his website:

ALERT! Anyone interested in joining a reserve force with the Gilberton Borough Police Department ,contact Chief Kessler immediately for details! Due to our Country's current situation I'm compelled to form an auxiliary force, DHS ( Department of Home Land Security ) is stock piling ammunition , Stock Piling Machine guns at a alarming rate! I believe we have no choice for what MAY OR MAY NOT happen shortly!, Ask yourself this one question, can you walk into any sporting good store and purchase 22LR, 9mm, 45ACP , 40 caliber,, 5.56/223 , 7.62x51 or 308 ammunition in quantity's more then a box or two ? (OR ANY AT ALL) if you answer No, ask yourself why ???? I'll tell you why because the GOVERNMENT is STOCKPILING BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition! (for what ????) even the police can't get ammo ! DHS has enough weapons and ammo to wage a 30 year GROUND war, ( BUT ON WHO and WHY ) what is wrong with this picture???, Maybe the tyrants want to take as much ammo off the civilian market AS POSSIBLE! either way it's very disturbing!

Chief Kessler doesn't make a lot of money and informed me that even ammunition and weapons he obtains are purchased by him. While the budget of the police force there is enough to provide them a salary, Kessler funnels some of his own money back into the force.

Kessler is a law enforcement officer who is looking to honor his father who honorably served during the Vietnam war. "If not for him, I would not be the man I am today," he said. He's also an Oath Keeper.

The Chief is active in his community, apart from being a Police Chief. On January 3, 2013 he drafted a piece of legislation called The 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution so he could introduce it to local elected officials in Gilberton Borough, Pennsylvania for consideration. The legislation was to reaffirm the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution which reads:

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.

Along with the Pennsylvania Constitution, which states:

The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves or that of a free state shall not be questioned.

"I wanted to draw my line in the sand," Kessler writes. "I wanted to ask my elected officials to stand with freedom, stand with the oath they took to defend freedom, to stand with so many great Americans that shed their blood or gave the ultimate sacrifice defending."

His resolution was adopted on January 24, 2013 by the Gilberton Borough Council.

Chief Kessler said, "For those of you who think no one has a right to keep and bear arms I suggest you buy a one-way ticket to the nearest dictatorship country! Cuba is close, the weather is beautiful all year round!"

He rightly identifies the Founders intentions concerning the Second Amendment. "First," he begins, "our founding fathers learned from their experiences! Coming from a tyrannical dictatorship country that looked down on the people as peasants, often killing thousands, taking property, raping wives/daughters and much more."

"Our founding fathers came to America to start a new life free from tyranny, oppression and dictatorship, to live free and express freedom without reprisals from Dictators," he continues. "They drafted the constitution specifically adding the 2nd Amendment to protect themselves from the government, period! The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting or sporting purposes whatsoever."

Kessler also has a message for the "bleeding heart liberals."

"If by some chance you didn't buy your tickets to Cuba, let me state 'I will never disarm. I will never give up my high capacity magazines, firearm accessories or ammunition. I will never give up my freedoms. I will never retreat. I'm proud to be an American. I'm proud to serve my country. I'm proud of our military personnel that sides with freedom!' Just because a mentally ill person commits a horrific crime does not mean I lose my rights."

Chief Kessler says that he will stand on the side of freedom, rather than siding with "tyrannical thugs."

He also has a word for those "law enforcement personnel standing on 'Bozo's' stage, who are condemning firearm owners: "You disgust me."

Chief Kessler also has several videos of his on his site.

If you wish to be a part of his "reserve force," or if you are not in the area and wish to donate to the Gilberton Borough Police Department, you can contact Chief Kessler via snail mail, email or phone.

Attn: Chief Of Police
Gilberton Borough Police Department
2710 Main street
Mahanoy Plane, Pa 17949

chiefkessler[at]gmail.com
570-874-4790

UPDATE: Kessler will be interviewed on Arising Republic Radio on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9pm EST. Calls will be taken.

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  • http://CAPTCHA CV

    Glena, You also need to go read the 14th Amendment. It doesn't guarantee the right to unbridled abortions and the decision on Roe vs. Wade only allows for abortions until the baby can live outside the womb with artificial support or when the mother's life is in danger. It sounds like you need to do even more reading before posting again! You liberals pride yourselves on how much you know, but to me you all seem like bunch of ignoramuses.

  • http://CAPTCHA CV

    Glena, Do you not even listen to your lovely Mr. Bloomberg??? He does want to take our guns and he's not the only one out there like you who hasn't read their history book since high school. You are not qualified to comment here until you go back and read about the Weimar Republic for starters. Then come back here and tell us, point by point, why you believe the same thing cannot happen here. That's your assignment. Until you complete your lessons, STFU!!! To keep your freedoms you have to be willing to sacrifice everything, otherwise you have no freedoms at all.

  • KBB

    Liberals like glena are not only woefully uninformed, they pose a danger to us, because they are naive and they think they are well informed. The analogy of Pres. Bush and the "illegal" war against another country vs Obama and a potential "illegal" war against US is ridiculous and absurd. Pres. Bush never, ever even hinted at turning on his own citizens (cannot say the same for Obama). I am so proud of Police Chief Mark Kessler of the Gilberton Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania, for his stance of upholding the 2nd Amendment and for his requests of help in the event of the government assaulting citizens. I will do all I can to help Chief Kessler, and I hope this causes other law enforcement personnel across the country to make the same stance and request of their local citizens as he has. Police Chief Kessler is a true American patriot, and so is his father, and I thank his father for his service to our country, as well. God bless America, and God bless Chief Kessler and keep him and all of us safe.

  • James

    Glena for one no the government is not our country it;s just a group of people I for one support this country but that does not mean I have to be happy with everything my government does. And forming a force to try and protect his country against itself is not a bad thing hes not saying hes making an army to take over hes saying in the odd chance that the fed would turn on us he just wants to be ready. You cant be so close minded and then try to preach your opinion. I for one hope you are correct and it ends up just a bunch of hype but in the rare chance they do turn on us I will still gladly help you because as Jesus said forgive them for they know not what they do. And our founding fathers turned there back to there home country in hopes of a better future and the knew what could happen to them but in the end fighting for whats right is always the best choice.

  • Barb Hladick

    It is important to understand what the changes in gun laws really are. Please read the actual text. It is available to all of us and nobody is taking our guns away. People will not have to give up what they have. READ IT and be responsible for the truth. If you behave like fear-mongers you are no different than the government you are unhappy with. PLEASE read actual documents and spread the word. I am a gun owner and we DO need changes to make everyone safer. It wont mean stripping us of our rights. Just read. That's all it takes.

  • John A Demers

    You all better get ready because the this Government is bringing down the People of this Country. Wake Up.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. End of Story.

  • http://Yahoo.com Troubleshooter

    Glena, you appear to be mentally incompetent, judging by your comments. Perhaps you should seek Mental Health Services. Do you really think there is some justification for DHS to purchase and stockpile Billions of rounds of non-military ammunition? Do you agree that taxpayers should pay for it? Can you dress yourself, wipe yourself, etc.?

  • http://none james donaho

    The Marxist Obama will more than likely use the United Nations police
    force so he can say that no federal agency is involved. Just a thought.

  • M Murphy

    Lets get a couple things straight (Glena, pay attention)...
    Nobody is suggesting treason. What is being suggested is preparation for an attack that may or may not come. Treason is the betrayal of your country. It is by nature an affirmative act, not a defensive posture even if the attack comes from a misguided member of government.
    Government and country are two separate things. Government controls and regulates the goings on in a country. The United States of America (the country) was formed and a Constitution was written to control the governing of the country.
    In the past I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same. This is what I believe is being suggested by Mr. Kessler. Of course that oath also involved obeying the orders of the President, but should the President make orders contrary to the Constitution he, in my eyes, becomes one of those domestic enemies mentioned earlier.

  • Dave

    To Glena:
    The way YOU say "patriot" is probably the same way King George and his people said it...with alot of disgust...and NO the goverment IS NOT our Country...

  • Denny Dozen

    Glena, STFU, you bleeding heart Liberal maggot. We patriots understand that when DHS acquires a 30 year supply of ammo its for a good reason, to deny Patriots ammo and to equip DHS to control the lives of citizens whio will resist this tyrannical government under odopey.

  • tom

    A true patriot is not plotting against his government if he takes steps to preserve the constitution. A government running rough shod over the constitution is plotting against the patriots.

  • James

    Sounds like Glena can't see the forrest for the trees........... huh... sheeple.
    This is a man that knows what is going on all around him. Nice to know that he TRUSTS the people that TRUST him to uphold the oath that he took.

  • as

    how do i sign up???

  • glena

    How do all of you proclaim to be PROUD AMERICANS when you are planning and plotting against our Country?

    NO ONE IS COMING FOR YOUR GUNS!

    How would you all have felt if we had taken up arms against George Bush for entering into an illegal war to appease his personal vendetta against someone who had "wronged" his father. The blood of thousands are on his hands, yet all you "Patriots" sat on your hands and proclaimed anyone who dared question that war was certainly NOT a Patriot.

    I think many here are boarding on some type of mental disorder. I cannot imagine any normal person who is so fearful of some invisible dragon.

    You say the GOVERNMENT is coming for you, you're gonna fight the GOVERNMENT. Because you are a PATRIOT. How does that make sense? The Government IS our COUNTRY, the thing you claim to be the most supportive of.

    What you are REALLY supportive of, is having what you want, when you want it, how you want it.

    I don't see any of you bellying up to the podium to demand no one mess with the 14 Amendment which guarantees a woman's right to choice.

    Either you support the WHOLE Constitution or you don't.

    Sounds an awful lot like treason to me.

  • glena

    This man is mentally unstable. He cannot call himself a Patriot while trying to arm a group of people to fight the very Country he claims to be a Patriot of. His actions are treasonous.

    No one is coming for you guns. Relax. Nothing even close to disarming all citizens has even been suggested.

    Planning to fight against your Country and it's laws should qualify him for one thing, to be tried for TREASON.

  • Ltc Retired Robert Hess

    Count me in. Local law enforcement in Missouri should be doing the same.

  • George Capps

    I agree we must arm and be ready, we need to impeach Obama " NOW " I don't understand why we havn't started getting rid of these law breakers in congress. It is obvious that Obama and his flunked want to destroy our way of life, take away our guns, our beliefs, destroy us from the inside! Impeach him ....If we still can?? He's a Muslim that should have never ran must less been elected! The fight will kill a big part of us, let's try and get this idiot out of office 1st!! Remember ,his special police force is our sons, husbands, wife's,etc... I hope they do! But a lot of them won't, one of the 1st thing required of his force is; will you fire on Americans....have to say yes to be one of his boys! There is one other recourse..... But I'm not going there!

  • Dave

    Finally...A Law Enforcement Official that "has a set"...and Brass Ones to boot. As a Veteran(Army) I fully support his efforts. He has the idea...it WILL take organization at the local level at first, but the single most important thing will be a personal comittment to yourself, family...and to God that you will stand to stop tyranny. After this comittment organization is key. The "feds" will most likely, in accordance with Nazi procedure, launch a "blitz" type of attack...out of nowhere. The attack will be made, against an individual, a group or a State, to demoralize and install fear into the population. Kind of a "shock and awe" manuver. It will be designed to break the resolve of the population. The 13 Colonies faced the most powerful army and navy of their day, but prevailed because they were right...and honored God at the same time. Many died, but they prevailed. They faced the same uncertainty and fears that we have today, but they decided it would be better to die free than live as a slave. We, as citizens, born so or naturalized, must do the same. My comittment has been made. The oath I took when I joined the military was forever...not for my "term of service". So...just to "stir the pot"...what will YOUR decision be?

  • DR J

    When talking to law enforcement (preferably leaders), ask them if they are familiar with oathkeepers.org, have or will commit to it, and understand the reasons why it is important.