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


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://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001739896886 Mark Concha

    Which U.S. Constitution are you referring to, 1789 or 1871?
    There is a huge difference! Hint, the older one is the one you want...

  • James Tabone

    Noticed that those "law enforcement" personnel standing on Obungo's stage were very young and obviously very impressionable. Ask them a history question about America that wouldn't have a clue! These are the kind of "mind-numbed" robots that the king of Kenya wants for his praetorian force.

    • billbo_66

      King of Kenya? HaHa...James, your teabags are showing.

    • CommonSense

      You want to be tea bagged just like your leader does with Reggie spread my Love

    • trish612

      Your response is so typical from a left wing, brainwashed slug..You are mentally incapable of rational conversation or thought.. You may want to have xtra panties on hand,, BECAUSE WE ARE MANY.! Hell hath no fury, as those fighting for freedom.

    • billbo_66

      Tish, Read the article and comments. This is way a majority of Americans think that teapartiers are loons. YOu say im a lefty? Do you know that? For the record, I was once a republican, until the party lost its mind, somewhere around 1992. If the GOP could elect a moderate in the primaries perhaps they could win the whitehouse .

    • ddftr

      Take your meds.

  • Brad b

    Thank you! You are a hero and a man of integrity..The line in the sand has been drawn. The words of one of our founding fathers is our moto. “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
    ― Patrick Henry

  • dom

    its cause they are ready to wage a 7 year war against anti nwo patriots.

    simple answer my friends , simple.

    unless phase 2>of 200

    it could be a smoke screen... then just hit evry1 w a disease where only elite have vacine

  • http://www.poconoshooting.com Bill

    .... and is the meaning of a MILITIA as the founding fathers intended it to be in the Second Amendment.

  • Paul Heldebrant

    Wish I were local. Sign me up to one of these groups in the Communist state of California!

  • Lorrie

    Thank you for your service. I agree; your dad would be proud.

    The Founders would have called gun control legislation "pretended legislation" because there is a higher law...our Constitution. Former Utah Sheriff Richard Mack was the first sheriff to sue the U. S. government after the Brady Bill was passed in the Clinton administration. He said that since he took an oath to defend and protect the U. S. Constitution, he (and six others) could not carry out the requirements of the Brady Bill. A federal judge ruled in their favor, stating that the Constitution is the law of the land, in spite of people's good intentions.

    It is inspiring and hopeful to also see a police officer willing to stand between us and the government.

  • Walter M Eagles III

    I live in Marysville Pa. and was wondering if there are any groups like yours in my area. I am a Viet Nam veteren and believe in the Constitution. Would like to volunteer my services to a group who wants to up hold the triditional American way of life.

    Your dad would be proud of you sir thank you for your service.
    Walt Eagles

  • Sheeple Hearder

    The line is ALREADY drawn !

  • Paul Antuna

    I have drawn my line in the sand also. The Bible tells me to have a weapon to defend my home. The Gov wants me to give it to them. I will obey the Bible. Paul. Keep up the good work,

  • Paul Antuna

    I have drawn my line in the sand also. The Bible tells me to have a weapon to defend my home. The Gov wants me to give it to them. I will obey the Bible. Paul. Keep up the good work,

  • Russell child

    Please E-mail me info so we can start this on a nation wide level

  • USMC Bill

    "And you will die!! None of you bloated pussies will get off your couches to fight for anything!! BTW Sharon, the oath includes obeying the orders of the President of the United States and the Officers appointed above you!! The penalty for mutiny is death, good luck with that!! No serviceman will risk their pension to mutiny over gun regulations.. You are property of the US Government and you have no civilian rights. You are governed by the UCMJ and you wi do what your commanders ask or suffer the penalties of your actions! You obviously consider yourself some kind of armchair lawyer, stand down and do the job you enlisted to do. Leave the politics to the pay grades tasked with that duty."

  • Dante's Inferno

    All the commentators seem so stressed out. So here, images to contemplate while you pray.


  • Dan

    Why not provide guns; make available virulent bacteria; access to military hardware, etc. to children, members of drug cartels, Taliban, the insane and mentally disturbed with and under the protection of the Second Amendment? Remember, it is liberty and freedom!

  • Jennifer Lee

    What a fine man and patriot you are ,your father must be very proud of you. I wish we had officers like you in Missouri .

  • keith

    you should all take this as a lesson in true patriotism. wish i lived there would volunteer in a heartbeat.

  • James Green

    This a good patriotic American standing up to the possible oppression of a government run amok. I support him totally. If we are not vigilant our freedom could be taken from us in a heartbeat.

    Here in Utah 28 of our 29 Sheriffs sent a letter to the man in the Whitehouse (I refuse to call him the president), saying they would give their lives defending their citizens' right to keep and bear arms... and that means even against federal authorities.

    I have told my Governor, my Congressman, and both Senators, if Washington issues unconstitutional restrictions on my God-given right to bear arms, I will NOT comply with it. No way!

  • Publius

    If this department is using or taking federal funding in any way shape or form, it has allot of hidden strings attached to that money, like deals were made behind closed doors and papers signed that only a few know about, best to cut the string's and you keep the toys you have from it, they will last many years to come. Better to be poor and free than a slave to an unconstitutional dictatorship.

  • Laurie

    As for me and my house; we will stand beside you in this endever, all you have to do is give a holler and we'll be right there. I'm hoping this will light the necessary fires that need lit in order to TAKE BACK AMERICA!!!!!!!! This country was founded by a small group of people who were tired of barely scraping by because of oppressive taxation, among other things, and they won! And so will we, and we must STAND TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH this, because if we remain DIVIDED WE FALL, and fail to defend what our forefathers laid out for us. ENDEVER TO PERSEVERE!!!!!