Nevada County Wants to Recall Sheriff Who Promises to Enforce Red Flag Laws

Several people in the county seat of Winnemucca are leading the effort to recall Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Allen.

The recall effort against Allen is simple. His constituents say he will not protect them against unconstitutional laws that seek to circumvent an individual’s rights provided by the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th and 14th Amendments.

Allen states that while he opposes those laws, it is his job to enforce them. Of the 17 county sheriffs in Nevada, 13 have declared that they will not enforce them. Allen is the only one in the northern portion of the state that has said he will comply with the orders.

That’s funny, because here is the statement taken directly from the Humboldt County website.

“The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to the citizens living and visiting Humboldt County by earning and maintaining their trust and confidence with professional law enforcement services. While carrying out daily duties and responsibilities, the Sheriff’s Office will ensure that the people’s constitutional rights are upheld.

– Mitch McKinley in Sheriff: I might not like the law, but I’ll still confiscate your guns. Voters: We’re coming for your badge.

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  1. avatar TommyG says:

    Get to the polls and bounce him

  2. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

    Biggest problem is that it is so easy to abuse something like this…
    claim that a person is a threat…but without any proof…
    they have their guns taken way…possibly damaged, lost or stolen in the process…
    there are no consequences for false allegations
    many times there are no time frames to get items back…if ever…
    OH…and they ONLY take guns…no other weapons or potential weapons
    seems a little (LOT) arbitrary and capricious…targeting a single type of weapon

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      The biggest problem is that it denies citizens of their right to due process. Even if the person is a threat it’s still a denial of constitutional rights.

  3. avatar FedUp says:

    Sheriff: I might not like the law, but I’ll still rob or murder you in your home, even if nobody’s accusing you of any crime.

    Armed robbers are the 2nd most dangerous criminals to the public at large, after serial killers. For they have already decided, before setting out to commit armed robbery, that they’re fully on board with the concept of murdering you to take what you own.

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      How are you able to italicize lettering?

      1. avatar FedUp says:

        html tags.

        Like this, but instead of the left parens, use the lesser than symbol, and on the right use the greater than symbol.

        (i)word to be italicized(/i)
        (s)word to be struck through(/) words struck through
        B is for Bold, but try not to shout unless you have a good reason.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          (i)Got it(/i)

          I should have known it was this basic syntax, lol. Or rather, (s)I should have known(/s)

        2. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          Wait a minute…

          Test

        3. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          Okay, now I don’t feel so retarded anymore.

          Not Retarded

        4. avatar ĴA𝕪𝓩𝐨𝐧 says:

          Well Haz, it’s not how you feel, 𝓲𝓽’𝓼 𝔥𝔬𝔴 ᎩᎧᏬ 𝕝𝕠𝕠𝕜!

        5. avatar I Haz A Question (and a goal now) says:

          (gasps in awe…)

          A Jedi master, you are! I bow to your prowess at the keys.

          (starts mumbling to himself as he plans how to also become a Jedi…)

        6. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

          “but try not to shout unless you have a good reason.”

          Like –

          “They took the bar! They took the ” ?

          EDIT – WTF? “The whole fucking bar!” just *evaporated* on me…

          *mutter*

        7. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          Huh?? I saw your original comment, Geoff, and now I see it longer with an EDIT. I thought we didn’t have the ability to edit??

        8. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

          Edit is on mine, and has been for awhile now. Win 8.1 and the latest Firefox browser…

        9. avatar FedUp says:

          Does checking “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” give you the ability to edit in exchange for giving the website the ability to recognize you?

          EDIT: Yes, it does.

      2. avatar SoBe says:

        does this work

  4. avatar Turd Fergusen says:

    He looks like cousin Eddie. Like them 4 stars there, dontcha Clark? I saw you eyein ’em. Thems mah babies.

    1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

      4 star douche

      1. avatar Illinois_Minion says:

        I think I’m going to start pinning 7-10 stars on each collar of all my shirts.

        Gold? Platinum!!! No wait… flashing LEDs!!!!

        1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

          Whodathunk cops in the US would get their fashion sense from third world dictators. Qaddafi Allen there is pretty classy. I think you should just stick to gold but do twenty on each sleeve. Maybe go for gold plated titanium, it could double as body armor!

    2. avatar IN Dave says:

      I knew he looked familiar but I couldn’t place him. If the citizens have their way with him that Winnebago might be looking “realll nice”

      1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

        Inbred Griswold meets Patton. I wonder if he slaps injured people in the ER.

        1. avatar Longhaired Redneck says:

          Not exactly, he slaps people in line at the Dollar General!

        2. avatar Chicken Wing says:

          Lmao he sure looks like a Dollar General

        3. avatar Rusty - Die Ruthie Die - Chains says:

          More like a modern major general!

    3. avatar Chris says:

      Merry Christmas, shitter’s full!

  5. avatar Dennis says:

    Any sheriff who doesnt agree with ANY part of the bill of rights, does not need to be in office! Any public official, for that matter. Time to clean house, not just the swamp!

  6. avatar FedUp says:

    unconstitutional laws that seek to circumvent an individual’s rights provided by the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th and 14th Amendments.

    10th? Am I missing something? What does Nevada armed robbery law have to do with the FedGov usurping the Rights of the People or the Power of the States?

    1. avatar Hydguy says:

      You need to reread the 10th Amendment.
      Here is a hint: it’s not only about States rights.

      1. avatar FedUp says:

        It’s only one sentence.
        Says whatever we had before that we didn’t give to FedGov, we still have.
        And if the Constitution didn’t take a power away from the states (like power to make treaties), they still have that power.
        I don’t see how a state can violate it. Please explain.

        The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

  7. avatar GS650G says:

    He thinks he’s a general.

    1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

      It’s like Patton had sex with a weasel

  8. avatar enuf says:

    2nd Amendment
    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. *

    *(there is a difference in commas between the version passed by Congress and the one that was ratified by the States, but the words are all the same).

    4th Amendment
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    5th Amendment
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

    6th Amendment
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

    10th Amendment
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    14th Amendment
    Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

    Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

    Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

    Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

  9. It seems Red Flag Laws do not go far enough.

    Why not do the following:

    * Suspend any licenses to practice law or medicine
    * Forbid any form of intimate relationship or contact
    * Require a distinctive badge to be worn on the left sleeve while out in public.

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      Summary executions would be more effective.

      Oh wait, that’s what the SWAT team is for.

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        Fun fact:

        The term “S.W.A.T.” was coined in Los Angeles in 1968 under then-Inspector Darryl Gates. It originally meant “Special Weapons Attack Team”, but was later amended to “Special Weapons And Tactics” after it was found that the citizens of the community were increasingly perceiving these teams (as they were implemented in more municipalities across the country) as too aggressive.

        Does anyone think that the name change really did anything to make us feel better about groups of jackboots serving no-knock warrants at 4:00am against people who are behind on their bills?

  10. avatar former water walker says:

    How hard is it to find out where Randy Quaid’s son lives?!?😏

  11. avatar Red says:

    A sheriff with 4 stars on his shoulder?
    Says everything you need to know about this tyrant masquerading as a sheriff.

    1. avatar RGP says:

      Yep. My first thought was that he’s wearing George S. Patton’s uniform.

    2. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      The use of stars typically indicates that a particular Sheriff Dept is large enough to implement different titles and ranks. If I’m not mistaken, these are the ranks for Humboldt, as per their website:

      **** Sheriff
      *** Undersheriff
      ** Captain
      * Sargeant

      1. avatar FedUp says:

        I’m not in Nevada, but I’ve only noticed stars, usually in sets of four, on the shoulderboards and lapels of chiefs and sheriffs.
        Corporals and sgts get chevrons, Lts and Captains get bars, and I guess I’ve never paid close attention to the undersheriffs.

  12. avatar dph says:

    FTA “Sheriff Allen was notified about the filing by the county clerk, Tami Spero. He and Captain Sean Wilkin went to the clerk’s office and were allowed to “thumb through” the petitions and see who all had signed in favor of recall. This was in violation of state law (NRS 293.126.7.).

    Since their viewing of the petitions, sources state that Allen and other members of his Command Staff have allegedly engaged in “harassment, intimidation, threats, retaliation, slandering and cyber-bullying of the citizens that are signing the recall petition or coordinating and participating in the recall effort.”

    This is probably as strong a reason as the first one for removing this asshole from office along with firing his so called “command staff”.

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      This should be grounds for his removal by the Governor ala Scott Israel.

      1. avatar RGP says:

        True, but don’t hold your breath waiting for it to happen.

      2. avatar rt66paul says:

        Being that Nevada county is in Ca, there is no chance that the governor would ever fire him, he would probably make him chief of the secret police.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          The article is about Humboldt County in the State of Nevada:

          http://www.hcsonv.com/

        2. avatar rt66paul says:

          Please excuse me, I read it wrong.

    2. avatar FedUp says:

      If what you say is trued, Governor needs to swiftly remove clerk and sheriff.
      All the LE involved, especially the sheriff, need to be criminally prosecuted under 42 USC §1983, and the clerk needs whatever punishment is available under NRS 293.

  13. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    To emphasize the first comment, “BOING”!

  14. avatar JoeFriday says:

    Seeing this pic just makes me wonder what each ‘STAR’ represents and i’ll be the first to admit that I was completely baffled …….but alas, a door in my pitiful sub citizen brain began to slooooooly creep open and yelled out this word over and over again, EGOTISTICAL–EGOTISTICAL –EGOTISTICAL …..LMAO!

    This from a Virginian , This we’ll Defend, This I can promise !

  15. avatar moreadventuresonotherplanets says:

    quote——————–The recall effort against Allen is simple. His constituents say he will not protect them against unconstitutional laws that seek to circumvent an individual’s rights provided by the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th and 14th Amendments.—————quote

    Look at the History of the Corrupt disingenuous Courts. Seriously when did any of the corrupt courts take the Constitution seriously when it got in the way of expanding their power over the people through gun bans?

  16. avatar Bemused Berseker says:

    The crux of State infringement of the 2nd Amendment lies in two SCOTUS decisions from the 1870’s. The two cases, Cruikshanks v. USA and Presser v. Illinois have seriously flawed logic supporting the flawed and illogical opinions as well as Unconstitutional violations. The Waite court (Chief Justice Waite) decided that the 2nd Amendment applied only to the Federal government, and that the States could do whatever the hell they wanted to. Illogical, because all of the other eneumerated rights the Bill of Rights guarantees, the States are required to uphold. Yet the 2nd isn’t? The decisions were Unconstitutional because the 14th Amendment (ratified in 1868, several years before the two decisions), clarifies that the States are prevented from denying any of the various rights in the Bill of Rights. They’re not allowed to pick and choose which rights they will honor, and which rights the State may retain. Under the 14th, if it says the right may not be infringed, for whatever reason, then it can’t be infringed. Yet these two cranial rectal inverted decisions have never been challenged as they should have been.
    As far as this sheriff goes, recall and fire his arse. His oath to protect the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign or domestic, overides any and all State legislation. If he can’t understand that, then he has no business being in office.

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      That was actually a very interesting read, and thanks for posting it.

      The twisted logic those folks used to get the decision they wanted made me realize something quite depressing – Words mean nothing to those justices, the only thing that matters is they make it mean what they want it to say, instead of what it was actually intended to say.

      That is some serious bad news for America. Any court with malice in their heart can make ANYTHING legally mean *anything* they want. We are well and truly fucked, POTG…

  17. avatar Batterycap says:

    Can’t help yourself can you. Socialists have always been like moths to a flame.

  18. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

    Check this quote out from https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/sheriff-i-might-not-like-the-law-but-ill-still-confiscate-your-guns/ :

    “Around the :55 minute mark, a gentleman asked:

    “If you come to my house in the middle of the night, with my wife sleeping next to me, my kids are asleep in their room, and you kick in my door, what do expect me to do? Have I been charged with a crime? No. I have been accused anonymously and a judge has just leveled a sentence of possible death on me.”

    Your response was priceless (sarcasm intended). The best you could muster was:

    “I understand.”

    Wow. Just, wow. Send him packing, as fast as you can…

  19. avatar Connie in KC says:

    Wow, 4 stars. No ego there.

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      The sheriff that hired me never wore a uniform, much less a star. The “new” one has portiat of himself in his office with five stars. In a row. Not a pentagon. He’s an idiot. No one should hang a portriat of himself in his own office. The epitome of vanity.

  20. avatar Alan says:

    Seems like an interesting development to say the least.

  21. avatar WI Patriot says:

    Good, consequences for ill-advised behavior is good…

  22. avatar David Keith says:

    He looks like a weak man to me. I wouldn’t follow any of his directions.

  23. avatar Grampasunny says:

    You see folks why it is so important to defeat your enemy and completely and utterly destroy their ability to wage war or mount an attack. Make no bones about it. Demoncrats, elitist and gun grabbers do not care about due process. They proved that. If they can do it to the president they will do it to the commoner. So how do you win. You deprive them of their due process first

  24. avatar Woody W Woodward says:

    People like this who “obeyed orders” they knew to be illegal and immoral back in the 1930’s and 40’s were hanged after a trial at Nuremberg. This “4 Star General” needs to read Art. VI paragraph 2 of The US Constitution and pay close attention to the phrase, “… made in Pursuance thereof” before he thinks about enforcing laws that fly in the face of OUR Constitution.
    [W3]

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