I guess we’re not the only ones who think this country is going in the wrong direction.Last week, Alabama’s Sheriff Jimmy Harris issued a statement urging citizens to take up arms to protect themselves, saying, the world is in a state of disarray and the United States is going down fast. We are losing everything that our Founding fathers based this country on. Until last week almost all the bad terrorist or mass shootings were somewhere else and now they are in our backyard.
In his official statement, Harris said “when people can walk into schools, movie
theaters, recruiting stations etc and pull a gun it’s time for all of us law abiding citizens to take a look at how we protect ourselves, family and friends. This Country is based on God, guns, and the right to protect ourselves. I think as Sheriff it is my place to protect the safety and security of our citizens. And help citizens in ways to protect their selves and their families.
I ask each and every one of you to take a look at how you are prepared to protect yourself. If you are not prepared it is time that you get self-defense training or firearms training. As a Christian I ask you to put your faith in God, and as a life time NRA member it is time you learn to protect yourself by learning the proper and safe ways to handle a weapon.”
Harris also said he called a supervisor meeting to change the policy on firearms. His department is trying to raise the money now to buy every Certified Deputy a backup weapon to carry concealed on his person everywhere he goes.You can read the full statement here.
I have to say I’m personally in the boat with Sheriff Harris one hundred percent. I’m a proud NRA member and concealed carry permit holder. And as far as self-defense, I must give a shout out to Krav Maga Worldwide.
It’s a sad state of affairs when we must think seriously about becoming armed and defending our lives, but it is far sadder to be unprepared.Saddle up, folks!
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief and proud Glock Grrrrl]