Sheriff Wayne Ivey from Bervard County, Florida, has recently come under fire from libtards, after he posted a video on Facebook, encouraging citizens to arm themselves in order to defend ourselves from terrorism and other violent attacks.
“Like each of you, I am sick and deeply concerned about the senseless attacks that are taking place around the world,” he began. “Folks, now more than ever is the time for our citizens to be prepared to serve as the first line of defense, not only for them, but for their families. Doing nothing or thinking it’s not going to happen to you is not going to save your life. For those who don’t think it’s going to happen here, trust me, it’s happening all around us.”
The Daily Mail reports:
‘What’s next is to fully understand that this is war, and you better be prepared to wage war to protect you, your family, and those around you if attacked.’
He also echoed the conservative rhetoric that attackers can only be stopped by other armed citizens.
‘No matter who you are or what your position is on guns, there’s 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.
‘As you know I am one of the the most politically incorrect sheriffs in the country and I’m good with that.
‘What I’m not good with is sitting back while waiting on the emergency to happen,’ Ivey said.
In the final part of his speech, he then told citizens to take up self-defense classes and to watch his police department’s videos on ‘survival’.
The video he posted on the Facebook page of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, attracted a barrage of both positive and negative comments, although many criticized the sheriff for exaggerating the level of threat and spreading fear.
One commenter wrote: ‘How is this helpful? The point of terrorism is to scare people and get a panicked response from them, to disrupt their everyday lives with anxiety.
‘You are doing far more harm than good by trying to get everyone armed and on edge. ‘