Holmes County, FL 

Over the past few weeks, I have discussed with many of you several questions regarding my stance on our second amendment rights.  I would like to address this more formally.

In my 20 plus years of working in law enforcement, I've never seen the level of danger to our way of life so high as it is now.  This is driven to a great extent by the lack of morals by most federal government leaders and their intent on putting personal politics and their liberal agenda before the good of this country and its citizens.  They, along with some of the main stream media have pushed their political correctness, disregarded our constitution, degraded our law enforcement and military forces, opened up our borders to known terrorist producing countries, and continue to damage our great country.

We in law enforcement will do everything possible to protect our citizens and visitors in every instance.  Unfortunately, no matter how fast we drive, in most cases, we cannot get to the scene while the crime is in progress.  In spite of all we do, the first line of defense must be, you, the armed citizen.  Every law abiding adult has the constitutional right to arm and protect themselves, as well as, what is dear to us.  Obtain training, become proficient with your weapon, be vigilant, and refuse to be a victim.  I will personally help any law abiding citizen with the necessary concealed weapons training.   I firmly believe the best deterrent to a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun, trained, and willing to use it.  I can assure you that I am firmly supporting your second amendment rights and if elected, I will continue to do so on the platform as your Sheriff of Holmes County, Florida.

Forever Most Humble, 



John Tate