The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is requesting a grant for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding from the US Department of Justice, to purchase software to conduct cell phone forensic investigation and contact tracing.
As Kootenai County Sheriff, I won’t ever accept Federal grants with strings attached that compromise your liberty or our North Idaho Way of life.
I was asked: “Tell us how the Sheriff controls taxes?”
He does it indirectly, by controlling his budget.
You only have a few days left to request your ballot.
The best part about voting by mail is that you can take the time to learn about your candidates. It’s like an open-book test.
Citizens are entitled to absolute honesty in law-enforcement. Anything less than that can result in lawsuits, the guilty walking free and more frightening, the innocent going to jail.
With the possibility of tough times ahead, the budget overruns must stop. Why John Grimm is your best choice for Kootenai County Sheriff.
Mr Grimm, please explain your understanding of the 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.
As with any legal contract, we must understand the original intent of the author.
To answer your question, we should look carefully at the wording of the Second Amendment.
A well regulated…
In 1791, regulated often meant organized, uniformly constructed, or in proper working order; unless it is well regulated, a clock is useless.
Although the Founding Fathers did not have YouTube to watch careless gun owners shoot through their left hands or the hoods of their pickups, they did live at a time when there was little formal marksmanship training available. Men like James Madison possessed a keen understanding of human nature. I think the intent was well trained, proficient, and uniform. An effective defense plan always includes training.
Idaho is a constitutional carry state, which I support. As an NRA rifle instructor, I have trained many young people in the proper handling of firearms. I realize we can not force anyone to undergo firearms training, yet every gun owner knows that one guy who is unaware of the concept of muzzle control. That same person becomes defensive when you comment.
At the time, Militia meant a non-professional army made up of able-bodied citizens between eighteen and forty five years of age.
being necessary to the security of a free State,…
“Free” is the keyword, meaning liberty.
Section 13 of the Virginia Declaration of Rights (1777) was obviously referenced by Madison when writing the Second Amendment and provides us clear insight into the original intent.
“That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.”
In The Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers make their understanding of rights clear with the term “endowed by their Creator.” Rights are inherent, not granted by the government.
of the people…
understood to mean individuals.
to keep and bear…
to possess and use.
Contrary to modern belief, repeating arms were available before 1791. The original intent did not specifically limit arms to mean flintlocks.
shall not be infringed.
Infringe: In no way hindered or broken. From Latin to damage, break off, break, or bruise.
The second amendment has nothing to do with hunting or even self-defense; the ability to defend yourself should be a given. As it is often said, When seconds matter, the police are just minutes away.
As your Sheriff, we will process all CCW and NFA permits Monday through Saturday.
Ex-WIFE: Grimm for sheriff
March 6, 2020 1:00 AM
There are numerous reasons to vote against the other candidates in the race for Kootenai County Sheriff, but I’m here to tell you why I support and will vote for John Grimm.
I know he has the personality, the intelligence, the common sense and the human decency to fulfill the responsibilities of the county Sheriff. How do I know?
I’ve known John for more than 37 years and we were married for 23 of those. We raised four children and built a successful business together. John is a good dad and our children are doing well as adults (as Mike Pence said about Donald Trump, you can’t fake good kids).
John has been a father figure to the young men in his Boy Scout Troop, as well as others who were in need of a positive male role model. He taught them the value of hard work, honesty and integrity. Given his experience as a Reserve Deputy, I’m certain he will be respected and liked in the Sheriff department.
John understands budgets and finances. Even during lean times, he made sure payroll was met, bills were paid, his family provided for. I could always count on John to make sound financial decisions which is a trait that is especially needed as a public servant.
I know firsthand John is a man who is trustworthy, honest and is committed to serving the people in our community. He doesn’t just say he’s a leader. He is a leader, and is hands down the best choice for Kootenai County Sheriff!
Please take a moment to watch the video below.
UPDATE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3,2020 3:51 PM
After careful consideration, I, along with two of the four Republican candidates for Kootenai County Sheriff, am declining to attend the Athol Sheriff’s Forum sponsored by Hank’s Law. There are numerous red flags including the host sharing with me in advance the questions she would be asking another candidate. That act alone tarnishes the integrity of the event. Forums are an important part of giving voters personal insight into the candidates and every effort should be made to provide a fair and equitable format.
I look forward to future forums where each candidate can participate on a level playing field to share our ideas on issues and solutions relevant to the office of Kootenai County Sheriff.