With a backdrop of terrorism in California, mass shootings on college campuses and jihad in Paris, a handful of Florida sheriffs are urging citizens to arm themselves to be the first line of defense in such attacks.
That has outraged gun control advocates, who say the public is in more – not less – danger when there are more guns are on the street.
The debate between gun advocates and gun control supporters got new traction in recent days with some sheriffs suggesting more citizens should carry guns to protect themselves and others in case of terrorist attacks or mass shootings.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey in a video posting on his agency’s Facebook page.
“Like each of you, I’ve had enough of terrorists and others who decide they want to target U.S. citizens because they want to make a statement or get their 15 minutes of fame,” he said. “Now, more than ever before, is the time for law enforcement and citizens to be fully prepared for an attack or an active shooter scenario with the right tools to eliminate or at least disrupt the attack.”
He urged those who are licensed to carry concealed firearms to have their guns with them at all times.
“You are the first line of defense,” he said, “for you, your family and others around you.”
FK – A right applied for is a privilege.
Good for these sheriffs, for the smidgen of bravery they are showing. But we must have much more. Our domestic blood enemies who seek to disarm and fully enslave us all are far more dangerous than a handful of fundie ragheads hiding in a cave or sneaking across an open border. We must deal with them or continue to watch our country and our Liberty die.
All real American patriots who are capable should be part of the ‘first line of defense’ against our greatest enemies, our blood domestic enemies, as part of their local militia. Every squad should have one of these:
FK – If we had a free country every militia unit would have one of these per squad, or fire team. If we had a nation of men we’d make it so.
Otherwise don’t cache it on your own property. That’s the first place the BATF Nazi trash will look.