2012/2013 Sheriff Election

2012/2013 Sheriff Election

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Azle, TX

#1 Feb 27, 2012
The signs have begun to appear spouting the names of the candidates that will be asking for your vote during the next Sheriff Election.

It looks like the fine citizens of Leflore County have a serious decision to make! I have noticed signs for Mr Eric Helms and Mr Rob Seales. I have not seen signs for Mr Bruce Curnutt yet, but I am sure they will be out soon.

I already know how I will be voting. Do you?

Pryor, OK

#2 Mar 9, 2012
I was at the Sheriff's office the other day at the court house and a big sign stating that Curnutt would not sign-off on, approve or even let a person ask for authorization of a Class III weapon. WTF?

Since when does he make a blanket decision on law contrary to what is on the books?

I will not support any one who does not fully support 2nd Amendment rights or flatly refuses to even entertain the question of approval of Class III items for law-abiding, investigated and approved for concealed carry, citizens. If the BATF and FBI has no problem with ownership if done by the rules, where does Curnutt, a podunk sheriff come off restricting leflore county citizens???


United States

#3 Mar 9, 2012
What class III weapon are you wanting to possess? Was there an explanation on why he will not authorize? If you feel your rights have been violated, speak to an attorney.

Pryor, OK

#4 Mar 9, 2012
Class III = Sound suppressors, fully automatic firearm, etc.

No "law" was violated since the sheriff of the county of applicant must sign-off on the application.

Curnutt's sign posted on the window stated as I remember it: "Don't even ask about...(class III items)"

That is more than a pretty clear indication that he believes no law abiding citizen may even make the request to his office!!!!

Not the kind of man I want in office.

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Mar 10, 2012
Did not say a law was broken. I said if you feel your RIGHTS were violated.

United States

#6 Mar 15, 2012
I'm with u on that I feel he should go case by case on that not just turn you away I'm pretty sure he has sined off on one in leflore co. That I know of that place has always been run under the buddy system

United States

#7 Mar 16, 2012
The requirement of having a Sheriff sign-off on such a request does not prevent a person from securing Class III items. It is a relatively easy matter to form a corporation or a trust in Oklahoma and obtain the items through the corporation or trust, completely by-passing the need for the County Sheriff to sign-off on such things.

So, the issue is not if a law has been broken, but one of an individual making a blanket decision negating a perfectly legal action by law-abiding citizens that reside in the county. It appears to me to be an "only we with badges are able to have these items, not you common peons!"

That may sound as I am anti-authoritarian, but the truth is in the words.
He may have a reason for his actions in his own mind but his actions are not appropriate and do not speak well of the level of trust shown to absolute, law-abiding, above-the-board, citizens in this county.

Poteau, OK

#8 Jun 10, 2012
I'm more worried about all the unsolved murders that don't seem to matter to our current sheriff. Crime in general really seems to have blossomed during his time in office.
No Second Term

United States

#9 Jun 13, 2012
You have no idea how unsafe it has become in our county due to this man. What kind of Sheriff would advise his deputies and his dispatchers to not send back up to certain towns due to a personal grudge of his own?!? What a fool! So if you live in a small town, where there may only be one or two officers on duty at a time and your life is in danger, don't expect to see any help from the Sheriff! Time to vote this moron out of office!

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