In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre, Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona have asked citizens who can legally carry firearms to do so whenever they are out and about. Police chiefs and sheriffs in New York and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke are also calling for armed citizens to be part of our national defense against terrorism. Kentucky Sheriff Helmig [above] has added his name to this growing list. The concept is not new . . .
America was founded – and the Second Amendment enacted – long before the country’s first professional police force was established. Armed citizens were responsible for their own safety, and the collective safety of their communities. It’s only in the last hundred years or so, as “progressives” have attempted to convince a disarmed people that they are “safer” than people who are armed, that “call 911” has superseded personal responsibility.
Post San Bernardino, large swathes of the the American public are coming to realize that a disarmed populace is only “safer” for those who wish to kill them. As the propagandists’ stranglehold on the assault media is loosening, voices of reason are emerging from the incessant and increasingly ineffectual calls for citizen disarmament. From the Boone County Sheriff Facebook page:
I have reminded my current and retired Deputy Sheriffs of their responsibility to carry their firearms while off-duty. I would also like to remind the people who have applied, been trained, and issued a license to carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon (CCDW) that they also have a responsibility to carry their firearm, which they are proficient with, for the safety of themselves and others. It is also the responsibility of everyone to refresh themselves with the laws that govern the privilege and great responsibility that accompany being a CCDW license holder.
Even the Police Chief in the extreme anti-Second Amendment rights city of the District of Columbia has urged citizens confronted with a terror attack to fight. Police carry guns to defend themselves. It is not surprising that they understand the utility of doing so.
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