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As your Sheriff, I took this oath in the presence of Almighty God and witnesses:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky so long as I continue a citizen thereof, and that I will faithfully execute, to the best of my ability, the office of Sheriff according to law; and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that since the adoption of the present Constitution, I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God.

 I, Leslie Smith, do swear that I will do right as well to the poor as to the rich, in all things belonging to my office as Sheriff, that I will do no wrong to any one for any gift, reward or promise, nor for favor or hatred, and in all things I will faithfully and impartially execute the duties of my office, according to the best of my skill and judgment so help me God.

As you can plainly see, I have sworn to uphold ALL of the Constitution of the United States.  Not just part of it.  This includes our second amendment rights to keep and bear arms.

Sheriff Leslie "Smitty" Smith

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