Chuck Wright, Sheriff of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, has had just about enough. Yesterday, his department had to deal with an attempted rape and he’s aggravated as hell about it. The victim was walking her dog at 2:00p on a Sunday afternoon when she was jumped by, in the Sheriff’s words, an “animal.” An ex-con who’d been in and out of prison more than Lindsay Lohan. Wright’s tired of apologizing to people like her, trying to explain why the repeat-offending hood who just attacked them isn’t in prison. His solution: get yourself a concealed carry permit and carry a gun…
A few choice comments from the Sheriff’s news conference reported by wyff4.com (full video at the link):
It’s too bad someone with a concealed weapons permit didn’t walk by and hear the cries. That would have fixed this.
I’ve had liberals call me and tell me, “The chain gang is not gonna work.” Well let me inform you that your form of justice isn’t working either.
I’m tired of looking at victims saying, “There’s life after this” … I’m tired of saying, “We’re sorry, we can’t keep them in jail.”
I want you to get a concealed weapons permit. I don’t want you to go for the mace, I want you to go for the concealed weapons permit.
Gun control to me is when you can get your barrel back on the target quick. That’s gun control. Gun control for government purposes has never worked.
Carry a concealed weapon. That’ll fix it.
I think I better stop before I get sanctioned.
Are we clear? Crystal.