A sheriff’s office in an Upstate New York county has issued a statement on their Facebook page which has riled up liberals across the country. In the last year there has been a mass shooting every day in the United States, most notably in California this week, which most observers have now tied to terrorism.
The Sheriff’s office of Ulster County, New York has decided to issue a call to arms for its residents in possession of legal firearms. Carry them! Use them if necessary! They made a post on their official Facebook page, which has gone viral:
The comments on the post are predictably outraged, with many people suggesting that the Sheriff is unable to do his job if he is encouraging citizens to arm themselves.
Unfortunately for these anti-gun activists, the facts don’t align with their particular world-view. Most of the casualties during mass murder incidents take place within the first several minutes, before a police officer, let alone a SWAT team, could arrive on the scene. Israel, a country formerly fairly anti-gun for civilians, has had a change of heart in light of dozens of stabbing attacks over the last several months. Suddenly, stabbing deaths have decreased because armed civilians were able to stop would-be attackers before they took more lives.
After the latest mass murder in California, President Obama claimed that there is no parallel in the rest of the world for incidents like these. The facts don’t agree. Fox News reports:
The French have witnessed three mass public shootings this year. January saw two attacks, one on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and another on a Paris supermarket.
In the November attacks, 129 people were killed and 352 were injured. In just 2015, France suffered more casualties – killings and injuries – from mass public shootings than the U.S. has suffered during Obama’s entire presidency (508 to 424). This number includes the San Bernardino massacre on Wednesday.
French civilians have no hope of defending themselves; even police often aren’t armed. First responders at the Charlie Hebdo attacks, police on bicycles, weren’t even carrying weapons. Americans have the legal right to protect themselves and their families. The Ulster County Sheriff encourages his citizens to avail themselves of this right, and they should.
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