Sher­iff urges cit­i­zens to arm them­selves: ‘This is war’

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

A Florida sher­iff is call­ing on cit­i­zens to ex­er­cise their Sec­ond Amend­ment rights and arm them­selves in prepa­ra­tion for a po­ten­tial at­tack.

Bre­vard County Sher­iff Wayne Ivey posted a six-minute video on Face­book last week af­ter a dis­grun­tled ex­em­ployee fa­tally shot five peo­ple at an Or­lando busi­ness.

“This is war, and you bet­ter be pre­pared to wage war to pro­tect you, your fam­ily and those around you if at­tacked,” Sher­iff Ivey says in the video. “I am firmly con­vinced that as Amer­i­cans we can no longer sit back and pray the fight isn’t brought to us.”

Sher­iff Ivey, who de­scribed him­self as “one of the most po­lit­i­cally in­cor­rect sher­iffs in the coun­try,” crit­i­cized Lon­don po­lice for re­cently in­struct­ing cit­i­zens to “run, hide and tell” in the event of an at­tack.

He then en­cour­aged cit­i­zens to ob­tain a con­cealed carry per­mit, at­tend train­ing and carry a gun on them at all times, when­ever pos­si­ble. He sug­gested car­ry­ing a Taser for those un­com­fort­able with firearms.

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