This letter originally appeared in the Greeley Tribune

As a 32 year veteran of law enforcement and retired member of the Colorado State Patrol (1979-2009), I have strongly supported the Second Amendment and value those elected officials who have been unwavering in their support of the right to keep and bear arms.

For this reason, I highly value and support Perry Buck, who has been a strong Second Amendment advocate throughout her terms as a Colorado Legislator.

Perry sponsored legislation repealing the prohibition of high capacity magazines. She also opposed the current Red Flag law and legislation increasing the cost of required background checks.

These are just a few examples of how Perry has stood strong for our constitutional rights.

As a Weld County native from Fort Lupton, I continue to support Perry Buck for Weld County Commissioner because Perry Buck has the strongest record possible in support of our Second Amendment rights. Thank you.

Colonel Mark V. Trostel, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, 2003-2009