Published on Jun 10, 2017
A sheriff has posted a controversial message on social media, calling for Americans to arm themselves in case of an attack.
Wayne Ivey from Bervard County, Florida, said citizens need to prepare themselves in the wake of deadly attacks around the world. '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. 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.'
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