A Sheriff And A Police Chief Call ON Citizens To Be Armed
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.”
“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.)