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A Sheriff And A Police Chief Call ON Citizens To Be Armed

Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum
Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum

The Sheriff of Ulster County New York posted on Facebook:

“In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to please do so,” wrote Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum in a Facebook post. “I urge you to responsibly take advantage of your legal right to carry a firearm. To ensure the safety of yourself and others, make sure you are comfortable and proficient with your weapon, and knowledgeable of the laws in New York State with regards to carrying a weapon and when it is legal to use it.”

And CBS Detroit reports this:

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) More guns, fewer problems. That, at least, is Detroit Police Chief’s James Craig’s view of Detroit and fears about a possible terrorist attack.

While cities around the world are on heightened alert following a devastating ISIS attack in Paris, Detroit’s police chief says he believes the fear that armed citizens would return fire serves as a deterrent for a potential terrorist attack in the rust belt city.

Craig called more officers to duty and moved some to locations deemed higher priorities following the attacks in Paris.

But he also noted “a lot of Detroiters” have concealed pistol licenses and “the same rules apply to terrorists as they do to some gun-toting thug.”

Detroit Police Chief James Craig
Detroit Police Chief James Craig

He added:

“I also want to remind all Police/Peace Officers both active duty and retired to please carry a weapon whenever you leave your house. We are the thin blue line that is entrusted in keeping this country safe, and we must be prepared to act at any given moment,”

Of course this is what we at Oath Keepers have been saying all along. It is the citizens who are responsible for protecting themselves, their families and those unable to protect themselves.  It is nice to see a couple of LEOs who recognize this basic fact.

(My thanks to fellow Oath Keeper Robert Hase for sending me the links.)


Shorty Dawkins



  1. Now there’s a couple of fine cops right there. It IS the DUTY of ALL Americans to protect our people and our nation. especially those who cannot protect themselves.
    I think it is time we started patrolling our own borders seeing how we cannot have any faith that our government will ever do so. That would be contradictory to their plans.
    Our nation is about to be overrun by terrorists and our poser presidents only answer is to disarm law abiding citizens, leave our borders wide open and to import as many potential Syrian terrorists as he can get away with.
    This is treason folks and it is being committed daily right in front of us. It has to stop or this nation will perish before we know it.

    1. It is the constituionally assigned duty of the organized Militia (those trained as the congress requires the military to be trained) to stop invasions. Those illegals are invaders.

      Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 makes it very clear that dealing with immigration is delegated to those that serve within the legislative branch, hence forbidden to thoser that serve wtihin the other two branches: “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States”

      Obama, though he often says “under the authority vested in me as …”, has NO DELEGATED constitutional authority to deal with immigration (and other areas thaqt he claims to have delegated authoerity to act within) – allowing it, or forbidding it. He can only implement the laws already created, and since he is not doing that, it is usurpation, maladministration, Oath breaking – a felony and the crime of Perjury, corruption, dereliction of constitutional duty, violation of limitations on the power of an office (basically he actively and knowingly went against the US Constitution and the citizens of the United States), Conduct seriously incompatible with either the constitutional form and principles of our government or the proper performance of constitutional duties of the presidential office, Misuse of powers assigned the executive branch by the Constitution, etc, etc

      1. Iwish you had stanxing tl tzke those charges to the master at arms of the senate, he is the only person in America Authorised to Arrest the President.

      2. WE do as the constitutionally required Militias. We also have the authority to arrest, remove, etc any person who serves within our government that WE (our ancestors) created. It is our creature, it is ours to remove those we supposedly put into office (remember election fraud).

      3. Well…I’d have to agree. To a point. The fact is, as we saw in Bush Jr.’s admin, the President assumes more power when America is under attack. 9-11 has allowed the Senate to bow down and we are at the mercy of any idiot who is “selected” by the Eastern Establishment. I agree with you’re assessment of Obama, but he is only the latest of a long line of criminals since Kennedy. Every single man who sat in the Oval Office since 1963 is guilty of all the crimes you mentioned regardless of the political party he represents.

      4. I agree with you.

        I am perhaps the only person here in America that actually prays that Bush 1 (George Walker) lives… to face prosecution for his treasonous acts against America. I hate that he might die and escape prosecution. The “peanut farmer” Carter is another who truly deserves to be prosecuted and hang as a Traitor – he is the one who put the Trilaterals inside throughout our government while also doing the impersonation of a nobody, the people’s real representative.

        I believe the intended destruction of America started back with Teddy Roosevelt, and then increased in huge leaps by Wilson.

        Ever since America became a nation with the people as sovereign she was slated for destruction. That was because once the rest of the world actually started comprehending that they did not need to be “ruled”, those who were rulers of all types would be tossed. It took them sicne America’s conception to get us to this point. It will be our generation that will either be looked upon as heros or cursed for the rest of existence long after we are gone. The Traitors and Domestic Enemies will be cursed for much longer for their actions. God is just.

        Currently we have the top military brass, those who serve within our actual governmental apparatus – elected, hired, contracted, etc, the CIA, the FBI, the Secret Service, the unauthorized DHS/TSA/etc (other agencies beneath) all working for the destruction of our nation.

        How do I know that?

        Not one except Butler and a couple of senators (murdered) kept their Oath (That I have heard of, that does not mean many that died, were killed, disapeared, etc did not, just that I personally do not know of them). They also did NOT follow up (really) on what he reported which says much about the state of affairs already in motion. If they had kept their Oath as required this would not be our duty to reinstate our legitimate government today.

      5. We were NOT under attack. And any person serving as a US President still has the powers they can use in writing within the US Constitution, be it under attack or not.

        The few things that can be done is if we are under attack the US President does NOT have to wait on the congress to defend our nation, but that does NOT give the authority to start wars of aggression.

        It is all listed within the US Constitution. Do NOT take those that serve within our governments word for what they can or can not do. Do not take MY word for it. Read it, it really is a short document, but extremely important.

    2. Property owners along the borders have a tradition of protecting their property and the border. Odd how our government has threatened U.S. citizens who join forces to protect our borders. It is past a time that we take control of our borders…it is our duty to do so. Be damned any who interfere.


      It is our determination to not strike the first blow, but also to not stand mute and allow our loved ones, and all that we believe in and stand for, to be trampled by men who would deprive us of our God-given – or natural, if you will – rights to suit their own ends.

      1. The people have the natural unalienable right to defend theirselves, and their property with whatever force is needed from anyone.

  2. Those cops are, in as much of a politically correct way that they can, are “pressing” against the System in an attempt to warn us that what is coming is SO FRIGGING BAD that we are GOING TO NEED TO BE ARMED AT ALL TIMES (and not only for our safety, but everyone’s safety). Gentlemen, we are at war …now. The Shht has hitteth the fan and we are now in “the twilight zone” awaiting whatever is going to happen next. Why not just stop, at 100% all immigration right now, and run everyone out of the country who isn’t a citizen (except small children …we wish to keep them with their families of course).

    Again, WE ARE AT WAR. I don’t recall voting to start one, but suddenly we are under attack and it’s more than obvious this is going to be far, far worse than anyone has led us to believe thusfar. Just think …since most say they won’t just hand over their guns without a shootout that could very well mean the death of what, over 150 million gun owners in America? (Now, how are you going to overwhelm that many people with ‘serious’ guns (and I would venture to say that at least 90% of the folks with firearms have at least one “mutha” (AK or better). There just ain’t enough personnel to do it. Ideas anyone? I’d love to hear some “theories” (or hard facts on this). Thanks in advance and cheers.

    Go Navy SEALS

    1. Stewart has given us the best solution! There is no better antidote to these troublemakers than a strong network of healthy, functioning Oath Keeper Chapters working around the clock to build bridges of trust to local government! CPT baby!

  3. Doesnt matter what anything says ‘he’ can do. The fact is that the bastard is doing anything he wants and is getting away with it. I can’t figure out why in hell he has not been impeached …especially at this point. (Not to mention he’s GOT to be “touched” …just a tad). Just WHY has everyone seemingly ‘bailed out’ of several high places (at the same time), and what’s left is just trash wasting our tax dollars?
    WE ARE AT WAR. It is now officially upon our shores and within our country. (and so are they, and it certainly appears that the entire US government may very well have conceived of ISIS and perhaps we’ve been funding this entire escapade ….thus far. And now, in marches Russia and all we hear is ‘crickets’? Something ain’t right at all guys. I hope the hell everyone that wants to be is ready to rock. We are now out of time. (And I was even going to build an Ark).

    1. Bud….good post and you are correct…..we (the American citizens) are indeed at war and all I can say is that it is absolutely going to happen and I feel it will be soon. Our adversary is tragically “domestic” and has been from the beginning. The next 13 months are going to be the most eventful in American history. “We” must stay focused, connected, organized and insure that “they” will not destroy this Sovereign, Free Enterprise, Constitutional Republic. We, collectively, stand ready to respond as necessary. God Bless America !

      1. even in this last terrorist attack in calif. the FBI recommends to counter an attack one should run Hide or aggressively fight back with a fire extinguisher or a can of peaches. I see something wrong when our own government leaves us no option to fight back with our guns. Insane. We are at war.

  4. Sheriff Van Barclum is the sheriff of my county and I agree that those with license to carry who are trained and skilled should be prepared to defend us at all times. We are at war and it’s hit our mainland. Be safe everyone.

  5. Looks like we all agree that our government has totally lost its perspective on the do’s we allow them to govern and the don’ts. We know exactly the limits government has and how they have overreach their authority.
    I have never been in the service or served as a police officer or any position that entitles me to be a full fledge Oath Keeper however I have taken the oath and will stand by my oath. As a citizen Oath Keeper I need some help to establish the means necessary to be an asset not just a standalone supporter in the backwoods of NY? My area doesn’t seem to have any Oath Keeper support. So once again I am asking is there a chapter or other Oath Keepers in my area I can contact. I as a standalone citizen Oath Keeper do not stand a chance of being a real asset to this organization when the shit hits the fan.
    I am a 63 year old man that has worked all my life, supported my family, paid my taxes and slowly witnessed our country being destroyed by traitors within our government. Yes we are at war and it is with our government and the treasonous representatives we have in our State and Federal governments. I have since the age of eighteen known something was totally out of line with our government and they have slowly incrementally changed our laws to suit the needs of the elite, corporations and the almighty buck. The overreach of our government has taken place for so long that the ordinary citizen considers it normal.
    They have sold out the American worker through trade agreements and our companies have taken full advantage and moved jobs overseas to take advantage of slave labor rates and to avoid the expensive requirements needed to do business in the United States. I don’t mind competition however when we need to lower our standard of living so we can compete with slave labor countries that have no regard for human rights and can ignore all the laws and requirement necessary to do business in the US that’s my line in the sand. To have our President Cow tow to the UN to create the wanted New World Order by the elite and sell out our nation’s sovereignty well all I can say is over my dead body.
    Let’s face it, all these SOB’s don’t care about the country they care for only one thing money and power yet they will call upon our children to support military action when their financial set up overseas is in jeopardy. I can go on and on about the overthrow of our government from within but it won’t serve any purpose. We all know what has happened and the problem we face to restore our republic.
    Again I am asking for help to assist Oath Keepers in whatever is needed to be an asset.

    Paul A. Manfredi

    1. Paul Manfredi……great post and very true……there are countless millions of us that stand ready to answer the call……just like you, we worked too hard, paid our taxes, raised our children and have been loyal to our country…….to witness it being dismantled brick by brick, day by day by an Administration that hates America and is committed to her downfall is just more than any good American can handle…….I am convinced we can handle it…..God Bless America.

  6. Folks, I get so fricken sick and tired of all those who refer to having to have licenses in order to perform what is true, unabridged natural law. The right to protect is the natural law I refer to. It is unlawful for these foreign agents titled the Sheriff and/or Chief of police to request only people licensed to carry should do so. That’s right, their unconscionable statutory law is nothing but an unlawful fiction or color of law that most likely doesn’t even have an enacting clause attached. We must remember that both these foreign agents ie: the Sheriff and the Chief are under a corporate specialty contract titled as their oath of office. The problem is the fact that their oath of office is a total fraud on its face. Please show me a document in law or at law that has the title of: “The Constitution of the United States”. Folks, no such document exists. It’s all fraud and fraud vitiates all (Maxim of Law). Please stop with all this, on your knees begging permission to exercise your natural right to protect. No training needed unless one prefers to train on his own accord. How’s that for telling it straight and to the point in regards to natural law? “roll eyes”

  7. Flinter wrote; “I think it is time we started patrolling our own borders”

    I agree. Doing so, however, ensures that perverted organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ADL and most (all?) of the corporate-operated media will place the label of “hate group” upon those who refuse to embrace multi-millions of invaders of which too many commit horrid crimes and economically devastate the working-poor citizens.

    The elites and their lackeys encouraging the invasion benefit economically despite the pain of the huge numbers of citizens eking out a living at the lower levels of the socioeconomic hierarchy. This travesty is but one aspect of what I label as a “class war.” And the 97% or so of us citizens are losing that war.

  8. People lets not loose hope because 80 million armed citizens is going to be hard for them to overcome. So My Christmas wish is that we keep a stiff upper lip faith in the almighty and faith in each other.

  9. This, patriots, is what was intended by the framers of our Constitution. That armed citizens (militias) form in protection of this country. They found it so important that the right to keep and bear arms was placed second in the Bill of Rights second only to a universal right to speech. The right to own guns was considered so important it was delineated not only in the U.S. Constitution but a vast majority of our state constitutions. There is no doubt the simple language of the 2nd Amendment was for individuals to own firearms in defense of themselves, family and property and to provide security for a nation and these law enforcement officials are only tapping into that supply of constitutional, law abiding and patriotic assistance!

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