NY Sheriff tells citizens: If you are licensed to carry a firearm PLEASE DO SO!

Here is a Sheriff who completely gets it, telling his citizens on Facebook that they should indeed carry a gun if they are licensed to do so in light of recent events:

credit: Ulster County Sheriff’s Office

December 3, 2015


In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to PLEASE DO SO.

I urge you to responsibly take advantage of your legal right to carry a firearm. To ensure the safety of yourself and others, make sure you are comfortable and proficient with your weapon, and knowledgeable of the laws in New York State with regards to carrying a weapon and when it is legal to use it.

I also want to remind all Police/Peace Officers both active duty and retired to please carry a weapon whenever you leave your house. We are the thin blue line that is entrusted in keeping this country safe, and we must be prepared to act at any given moment.

Thank you,
Paul J. Van Blarcum
Ulster County Sheriff

Now that’s my kind of Sheriff. Keep up the good work Sheriff Blarcum!

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