***Since this publication at 8 am when 20 Sheriffs publically offered their support, 4 more Iowa County Sheriffs have joined in support of the Freedom Amendment:
(TIPTON, Iowa) — Nine more Iowa Sheriffs are publicly endorsing the Freedom Amendment ahead of Election Day. They include Sheriff Marty Arganbright (Guthrie County), Sheriff Ken Pingrey (Carroll County), Sheriff Kirk Dolleslager (Grundy County), Sheriff Chad Sheehan (Woodbury County), Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst (Sioux County), Sheriff Aaron Dodd (Franklin County), Sheriff Brandon Doiel (Harrison County), Sheriff Jeff Pratt (Monona County) and Sheriff Travis Oetter (Mills County).
(Here are the 4 from today: Sheriff Tim Beckman, Howard Co. Sheriff John LeClere, Delaware Co. Sheriff Mike Tschirgi, Clayton Co. Sheriff Kevin Wollmuth, Osceola Co.)
These latest public endorsements come only days after 11 other Iowa sheriffs also announced they too would be turning their ballots over to vote “yes” for the Freedom Amendment. Those other Sheriffs are Sheriff Warren Wethington (Cedar County), Sheriff Dan Tredrow (Van Buren), Sheriff Quinn Riess (Muscatine), Sheriff Keith Davis (Wayne), Sheriff Jared Schneider (Washington), Sheriff Jason Barnes (Madison), Sheriff Jason Sandholdt (Marion), Sheriff Adam Infante (Dallas), Sheriff Jeff Vandewater (Adair) and Sheriff Joe Carico (Warren) and Sheriff Robert Rotter (Iowa).
“As a long-time Iowa peace officer, I have never seen this amount of support among other peace officers for a public measure on the ballot,” said Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington. “As peace officers, we swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of Iowa and the United States and I’m proud to see so many others, who also wear the badge, aren’t afraid to be counted as supporters of Iowans’ civil rights.”
The Freedom Amendment, if approved by voters, will add the right to keep and bear arms to Iowa’s state constitution. Only six states, which includes Iowa, Minnesota, Maryland, California, New York and New Jersey, have not already adopted their own versions of the Freedom Amendment in their respective state constitutions.
“The right to self-defense is among the most basic rights we enjoy as Americans,” said IFC President Dave Funk. “We look forward to having this right enshrined in Iowa’s Constitution on November 8th and we are grateful to have the support of Iowa’s law-enforcement community towards our efforts to make this happen.”
Recent polling from the Des Moines Register and Iowans for Tax Relief has also shown it’s not just members of law enforcement who are backing the Freedom Amendment but a strong majority of everyday Iowans too.