Monday, June 9, 2008

A Sheriff I'd vote for: Mike Winters of Jackson County, Oregon. . . .


. . . who has gone to court to protect the privacy rights of firearms owners from government snooping.

From the Oregon Firearms Federation [with the final paragraph of commentary/info from Smokeless Powder]:

“The Medford Mail Tribune, which has repeatedly editorialized against gun owners' rights, had sought to gain access to all personal information on every license holder in Jackson County. They began seeking this information after learning that teacher Shirley Katz had a CHL and was fighting a school district policy that claimed she gave up her right to self defense when she became a public school employee.

“When the Medford Mail Tribune demanded the private information on license holders (supposedly to find out how many other Jackson County teachers had chl's) Sheriff Winters refused to turn that information over. The Tribune sued, and the same Judge who declared that Katz had no self defense rights ruled that the anti-gun newspaper could have access to gun owners’ personal information.”

Not only is the Katz decision under appeal, but Sheriff Mike Winter’s has appealed the decision of the Court seeking to continue to protect the identities and personal information of gun owners in Jackson County.


So much for the people who say that registering firearms is only for the purpose of tracking down criminals.

6 comments:

Fingolfen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm keeping an eye on the situation down in Jackson county. I still don't understand how such an anti-Second publication is thriving in relatively rural Oregon, but there you go...

Anonymous said...

You obviously don't know Mike Winters or about Mike Winters. He was elected Sheriff, after buying $$$ the badge. He outspent his only opponent, by many thousands, but it was still close. The man is egotistical & arrogant. So you like his stance on one issue, that isn't why one votes for a Sheriff. The sooner this guy is out of office, the better Southern Oregon will be. Google man Google & learn.

Anonymous said...

I do know Mike Winters, and I can tell you, he is one of the most generous, finest men I know. He is honest to the core of his soul and is a tremendous asset to the office he holds.

Denise said...

He doesn't protect gun owners rights if they have a LEGAL OMMP card for medical marijuana, for some reason. He's wasting taxpayer $ to fight a cardholder in court so she can't have her handgun. She's broken no laws. So explain that intelligently, please? Your friend is an egotistical horse's ass.
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2010/10/southern_oregon_sheriff_appeals_order_to_renew_handgun_permit_of_medical_marijuana_cardholder.html

Anonymous said...

Denise... wasn't this a "concealed weapons permit" this gal wanted and was denied? That would certainly make a bit of a difference to your story, now wouldn't it?

Again, I know this man and there is not a more fair, thoughtful and decent man working for the people, anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Who ever the Mike-lover is, hasn't spoken to good cop Jake Franklin who was wrongfully fired by the bad Sheriff, the citizens of JacCo, or followed the truth. Winters is a lying sack, from his own debts, land-theft from his family, dead beat dad who doesn't pay child support & had to be taken to court in Cali & Oregon. Has wasted hundreds of thousands in taxpayer monies. Why, maybe the Sheriff lover, is Mike himself,or someone else from creepy Keno quarry. End of his career. Will not be reelected in 2014. Thank God.