Wednesday, August 6, 2014


“You better be able to take care of business until we get there if you have to protect your family..”


In the midst of a violent crime wave, a North Carolina sheriff has advised residents in his municipality to take up arms to defend their lives and property, instead of having to wait for cops to show up. 
Speaking at a community meeting on Monday night, Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins acknowledged a rise in violent drug and gang-related crime, and told residents that, to ensure his family’s safety, he personally never leaves home “without a gun.”
“When I am out with my family, even though I am a cop, I don’t go anywhere without a gun,” Rollins stated to more than 100 people at the Spring Hill United methodist Church in Upper Little River Township. “I mean it’s sad we have to have that attitude, but I am going to protect myself and my family.”The sheriff voiced a talking point long familiar to Second Amendment supporters: when seconds count, cops are often minutes away.
“I want my deputies at your house just as fast as they can when you got a problem,” the sheriff declared, “but you better be able to take care of business until we get there if you have to protect your family.”
Rollins was addressing the worries of concerned residents, many of whome were “afraid to leave their homes — afraid of the growing violence,” according to ABC 11 News.
Rollins joins a long list of sheriffs who have recently stood up for citizen’s rights to own and protect themselves with firearms, recognizing the importance of the Second Amendment and one’s right to self defense.
Last month, Detroit Police Chief James Craig came out praising gun owners for intimidating criminals, crediting the armed populace for a 15 percent drop in crime from the previous year.
“Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” Craig stated, according to The Detroit News.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. also made waves in January of last year when he insisted residents take responsibility for their own safety, and encouraged them to consider “taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there.”
“You have a duty to protect yourself and your family,” Clarke stated in a public service announcement radio spot.

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