Grass Roots North Carolina press release [via ammoland.com]:
It’s a phrase that you’ve probably heard many times: “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.” Of course, this is not a criticism of police officers, but simply a cold, hard fact of reality. The technology to instantly “beam” law enforcement into the heart of an emergency isn’t quite there yet, and on Monday, Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins acknowledged this reality. During a public discussion on a recent spike in crime rates, the Sheriff explicitly recognized and reinforced the fact that, in emergencies, citizens are their own first-responders. Specifically, Sheriff Rollins said . . .
“Even though I’m a cop, I don’t go anywhere without a gun. I want my deputies to get there just as fast as they possibly can if you’ve got a problem. But you better be able to take care of business before we get there if you need to protect your family.”
Most reasonable adults already know that they must take personal responsibility for their own family’s safety. Yet, there are still some who need reminding, and for taking on the task of reminding them, we sincerely thank Sheriff Rollins.
His plain-spoken recognition and support for the armed citizen who is prepared to “take care of business” when his or her family is in danger is a refreshing dose of reality in a world where the truth is often carefully evaded.