Sheriffs call on citizens to take up arms

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Sheriffs call on citizens to take up arms

Postby newportri » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:52 am

I know I am stating the obvious, but it is nice to see even CNN writing about this.
In Brevard County, Florida -- less than an hour's drive from Disney World -- Sheriff Wayne Ivey was one of the first to post a video on Facebook. In it, his message was clear: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun."

In Arizona, the controversial top cop of Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was even more direct.

"My goal of utilizing 250,000 citizens with concealed weapons is to stop the carnage, stop the killing before cops arrive," he said.

Two sheriffs from neighboring counties in New York, not far from the Big Apple, echoed those sentiments with statements posted on social media.

"The police cannot be everywhere. The Second Amendment and the laws of New York state give citizens the tools to defend themselves and their families from harm until law enforcement can arrive on the scene," wrote one of the sheriffs, Michael Schiff of Sullivan County.
Anyone here willing to make a prediction when we will have a Rhode Island Chief saying the same??

Michele Powell, a single mother of two teenagers, is a Brevard County resident who saw Ivey's message and now wants to buy a gun.
For those like Powell, who have never fired a gun, Ivey says the key is training. His department offers a monthly self-defense training course, that he helps teach.

Since his video posted Sunday, the sheriff's department has received calls from more than 300 people looking to sign up, Ivey said. The influx has forced the department to add extra classes early next year.
....the right to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
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Re: Sheriffs call on citizens to take up arms

Postby RImike » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:06 am

On the opposite side of the spectrum, the Pinellas County Sherif county sherif is threatening to shoot lawful CCW holders.
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