This sheriff knows exactly what he is talking about, and it is refreshing to hear someone in his position speaking out about such an important topic.
When it comes to terrorists, it is only a matter of time before the next one attacks. We cannot live with the mindset of “it won’t happen here” because it could happen anywhere. We MUST be prepared. We are prepared by arming ourself. This is war.
Sheriff Ivey said, “Let me be perfectly clear, doing nothing or just hoping it won’t happen to you is not going to save your life.”
He also added, “terrorists and active shooters know that our citizens have been coached to run and hide, and then patiently await help. What they don’t count on is being attacked themselves. It is time to be prepared to counterattack; to be armed and ready to make the terrorists fight to defend their own lives for a change, should they strike.”
Ivey went on to say, “No matter who you are or what your position is on guns, there is no denying the fact that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun–or a knife–is an armed and well-prepared citizen or law enforcement officer. There is no doubt that as soon as 911 is called law enforcement is on the way, however, until they arrive it is up to you and those with you to neutralize or eliminate the threat.”