On March 8th, I spoke before the Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition (PPFC), providing a ‘closing argument’ for why I should receive that group’s endorsement. While I didn’t earn the endorsement that night, we had a decent showing in the informal straw poll conducted of the members.
In my speech, I briefly addressed where on stand on gun rights, a topic I have spoken about in the past with this same group (Evelyn and I are members of PPFC). My Second Amendment comments were a brief recap of my position on this important subject, and they appear at the very beginning of the speech.
My main focus was on my background and expanding on my military and law enforcement service. I explained why someone like me, with a broad and diverse worldwide view of law enforcement, is what the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office needs to break the grip that local politics and a local mentality have had on it for years. My speech was essentially the same points that I captured in an earlier post: Message to the Citizens of El Paso County: The Case for a Fresh, New Leader.