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Support Our Sheriff

Support Our Sheriff

Sheriff Tronrud,

The citizens of Sweet Grass County and the directors of SGCCI know that you do a fine job as our Sheriff.  Your unique skills perfectly match the peace keeping requirements for this county.

At the last City Council meeting, you said: “Nobody is going to be seizing weapons in Sweet Grass County as far as I am concerned”.  This is as it should be.  We support your position.   It hasn’t been said any better except perhaps by the Utah Sheriff’s Association which also added they are prepared to lay down their lives to protect their citizens and the II Amendment.  To read their letter, click here.  Many County Sheriffs and State Associations have openly supported the II Amendment and objected to any federal gun grab (click here to read a recent list).  We would like to see Sweet Grass County and Montana included with those honorable peace officers.

Our Sheriff  needs as much local support as possible when he addresses gun control and the defense of Sweet Grass County citizens from federal over-reach.  We urge county residents who agree with the Sheriff  to let him know by email, letter, phone or FAX by using this contact information:

Sheriff Dan Tronrud
 200 West 1st Avenue
PO Box 567
Big Timber, MT 59011
406-932-5143 (24/7 non-emergency line)
406-932-4777 (Fax)

At the same meeting you said that you and the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers wanted to give the three branches of government a chance to work out the gun control issue.  Because of the conditions listed below, we feel there is a great urgency for Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers to make their positions known to the citizens and government now.  Here is why:

The executive Branch has been further corrupted by a President that illegally bypasses the Legislative Branch with Executive Orders, recess appointments, and illegal rule-making in ALL of our federal agencies without input from the fourth branch of government – us- or the Judicial Branch.  The President even floated the idea of banning guns by Executive Order.  Click here for a recent and arrogant example of unconstitutional actions. (Admin note: SGCCI does not endorse all of the views expressed by The Patriot Post).  With the help of allies all over the country, the Obama Administration is attempting to use mental health as another pathway to gun control.  That effort may be the ‘stealthiest’ and most dangerous attack on II Amendment rights.  The ‘mental health’ excuse to disarm the citizenry has been used from the Roman Empire to the Soviet tyranny.   Click here to read an excellent article on the subject and its history.


The Legislative Branch is obviously broken as best evidenced by the passing of Obamacare.  Nancy Pelosi’s ‘just pass it so you can find out what is in it” statement is perfect proof.  Even with a Republican majority, the House of Representatives continues to increase the debt ceiling.  The Senate is so financially irresponsible that it cannot pass a simple guideline budget.

Our Judicial Branch is hanging by a thread.  America is ONE Supreme Court Justice away from the tyranny of a meaningless Constitution and the resulting breakdown of our three branches of government.  Activist judges are just a heartbeat from completely re-interpreting the legal framework of our society.

The Constitution of the United States is the governing document and law for all three branches of government.  It is also the law for all citizens.  If the three branches cease to function as designed under the law then it is incumbent on all who take the oath of office to defend the original intent of the Constitution.  Our Forefathers were clear.  The Second Amendment was not written to protect our right to hunt.  The founders wanted us to be able to protect ourselves from tyrannical and rapacious government.    Hundreds of thousands of our nations finest young men and women have died to protect that vital right.

Can anyone think we are safe from the ongoing federal power grab and that their intentions are benign?  This is what U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon, who heard many hours of oral argument during which the government predicted gloom and doom if its legal research were subjected to public scrutiny. She very reluctantly agreed with the feds, but told them she felt caught in “a veritable Catch-22,” because the feds have created “a thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the executive branch of our government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for their conclusion a secret.”  Notice then verb tense.  The feds have already done it.  You can read more at:


If we suffer the breakdown of Constitutional law at the federal level, it will be up to the States and counties to protect our rights.  County Sheriffs will be the first line of defense.  We appreciate that you have obeyed the intent of the Founding Fathers and honored all who have sacrificed so much.  We support you as you continue to act on your oath of office and also ask that you encourage your fellow peace officers to make the same commitment.  If the sad day comes when Constitutional law is openly repudiated and violated by federal officials, your duty will be clear and noble.  Events suggest that tragic time is close.   We pray it never comes.

Thank you for serving.


The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

-Thomas Jefferson

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