U.S. Sheriffs warning residents to Arm Themselves against Criminals & Terrorist Threats

A number of Sheriffs from around the U.S. are warning the residents they serve that they need to arm themselves because law enforcement agencies cannot protect them from the threats they face.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County, Florida told residents this week that they need to “be fully prepared for an attack or an active shooter scenario with the right tools to eliminate or disrupt the attack.”

In a video released on the Sheriff Department’s Facebook page, Sheriff Ivey said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. If you are a person that is legally licensed to carry a firearm, now is the time–more than ever–that you may be the first line of defense for you and others around you in an active shooter based scenario.”


Posted by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida (Official) on Sunday, December 6, 2015

You need to be able to protect yourself!

A number of other sheriffs from around the country are telling U.S. citizens the same thing. Sheriff William D. Snyder of Martin County, Florida says he agrees with Ivey. “If a person legally can carry a firearm and carry it concealed and be out in public, I would say they would be in a lot safer position if there was a terrorist attack,” Snyder told WPTV.

After last week’s terror attack in San Bernardino, the Sheriff of Ulster County, New York asked that all residents who could legally carry a firearm start to do so.

The Sheriff posted on the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page the following message:

“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.”

December 3, 2015ATTENTION LICENSED HANDGUN OWNERSIn light of recent events that have occurred in the United States…

Posted by Ulster County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Defending yourself against violent attacks…

The truth is, despite what our federal government officials would like you to believe, guns in the hands of law abiding citizens save lives. In fact, it’s estimated that law-abiding citizens draw their firearms over 2.5 million times a year in personal defense, saving a countless number of innocent lives and serving as a serious threat to the criminals who wish to do us harm.

What these Sheriffs are saying echoes a lot of what I’ve been saying for years. The only way to truly protect yourself and those you love is to start taking matters into your own hands.

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  1. It’s about time that some higher ups are telling the truth, that we have known all along about guns.

    guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

  2. It was great to see him call for this, but you could hear the sucking sound of the libs assholes when he did. They were falling over each other here in Florida to condemn him.

  3. well.. a lot of residents in Florida will need fishing poles or CCw’s then huh?

    hilarious he is saying this and yet you can’t even OC unless you are fishing.

    • You have to remember, he doesn’t make the laws, only enforces them and he is solidly on the citizens side when it comes to protecting yourself. I know a lot of people that advocate for open carry and I don’t care one way or the other if they allow open carry, so long as there is still a permit issued so I can carry concealed out of state. From my point of view, first I don’t want anyone knowing that I am armed, it gives me a leg up. Second, in these times with so many idiots trying to ban guns, I don’t want to give them one more reason to try to take them. Just my way of thinking and I don’t try to force it on anyone else.

      • I am still trying to figure out the whole leg up argument with CC.. in some instances, it may, but if you where a primary target from the get go, they get the drop on you.

        when you CC they don’t know you from any of the other Tom Dick or Harry’s they target, since they can’t SEE you are not a soft target.

        but OC can be both a visible deterrent, but also a visible invitations to strike first, depends on the mentality of the actor at hand.

        there are many arguments for both. I just don’t see CC or OC as being above the other.

  4. A cop actually wanting us to arm ourselves? Why can’t we have more police with an actual brain like this guy.

  5. I hope you realize that my post was sarcasm. On second thought, I guess you have to spell it out or some people might not recognize the intended, and take it literally.

  6. The article says: “A number of Sheriffs from around the U.S. are warning the residents they serve that they need to arm themselves because law enforcement agencies cannot protect them from the threats they face.” Then,it mentions only one such LEO, Sheriff Ivey. I’d like to make the case stronger by knowing other law enforcement officers, by name, who make the same sensible recommendation. Who are they?

    • Did you actually read the article because it lists 3 by name.
      1. Sheriff William D. Snyder of Martin County, Florida
      2. Ulster County Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum
      3. Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County, Florida

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