Spartanburg Cty Sheriff: Time For Citizens To Arm Themselves

Red Hat

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Re: Spartanburg Cty Sheriff: Time For Citizens To Arm Themse

I hear that on WORD radio earlier today. Finally someone in power with a backbone to tell the truth!
 
Re: Spartanburg Cty Sheriff: Time For Citizens To Arm Themse

Read the transcript, he sounded PO'd and powerless to actually protect people, after this perp has been able to game the system so long, and continue hurting people..

He was really frustrated with telling victims that they'll be "ok" as time passes, and that the will eventually be releasing the rapist due to lax convictions....

He litterally said, "I need to shut my mouth before I'm sanctioned" He was having a hard time biting his tongue, but realized he'd stirred the nest enough already.

SC
 

Frost

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"I want you to get a concealed weapons permit. Don't get Mace. Get a firearm."

Wow just Wow finally they are speaking the truth and giving real advice!
 

jmt2566

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I just saw the article & was coming over here to share but I see that I am late with this one! I just hope that people listen to what he has to say, maybe he will encourage more folks to get their CCW.
 

Enjay

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I agree with him 100%, unfortunately he's probably going to catch a ration of heck for what he said. It's telling though, when your law enforcement tells you what we do isn't working any more, we can't protect you, protect yourself, and then proceeds to show you carry options and even recommends a gun.
 
This is great! Especially since law enforcement never had a duty to protect the citizens in the first place, which was ruled by the Supreme Court. From what I have researched, a good law enforcement agency will try to protect it citizens, but does not have to, legally. Law enforcement only exist to investigate after the fact:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1976377/posts

This is actually the way it should be, to me. It should be up to an individual to protect themselves, not the government. If someone has the ability to protect themselves, but does not use it, that's their own fault.

Also, is it just me, or does Spartanburg seem to have much higher crime rate than any other city in SC? Every time I watch the news, there is a few drive-bys or murders there.
 

Enjay

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carsontech said:
Law enforcement only exist to investigate after the fact
I do consider this protecting society because they investigate crimes and then remove the convicted from society, the problem is that they no longer are able to keep them in jail nor is it the deterrent that it used to be. Indeed, in certain circles jail time is seen as a point of pride. But you're right, the idea behind law enforcement isn't for them to come swooping in and save the day while a crime is being committed. If they can that's great, but it's not something that they should be expected to do since they cannot be everywhere all the time.
 
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavli ... _have_cops

This Sheriff should be applauded and is absolutely correct in his suggestions. Yes, law enforcement is an important piece of society however, ultimately it is up to the individual to protect themselves, in particular women because they are biologically weaker than men and easy targets for assault.

However, unsurprisingly MSNBC fill-in host Craig Melvin seems to be more worried about the fate of potential rapists, rather than the safety of women. During an interview with Sheriff Wright today, Melvin suggested law enforcement should be the only necessary protection for women and society against criminals. At the beginning of the interview, Melvin asked:

Sheriff, if law enforcement is charged with protecting the public, then, then, then why should that not be sufficient? Why should folks have to go out and get guns and arm themselves if we've got cops?

To which Wright responded:

We can't be everywhere, and we are a fool if we tell everybody that we can take care of all of our problems.

Later in the interview Melvin has the audacity to suggest a woman defending herself against rape is "implying guilt rather than innocence."

Melvin: If women are shooting potential attackers, aren't they presuming guilt before innocence? What if a woman kills an attacker? Isn't that opening another whole legal can of worms?

Sheriff Wright: Well, it's easy to fix that. Just don't attack a woman.... I know that this is controversial, but I do believe that people who believe in the Second Amendment and believe that they should arm themselves have a right to do so, as long as they're trained properly.
I like the Sheriff even more. When pushed by a biased, left falling reporter, the Sheriff comes up with a gem. If you don't wanna get shot, don't attack a woman. It's not surprising that this concept is a foreign one to a reporter who probably thinks criminals are victims who need a hug.
 

fordnut

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You can always tell from people like that reporter have not been a life threatning situation....I would like to see him wet his pants as 3 big bad a$$ed guys confront him on a dark night with no cop in sight...Bet he would change his outlook...

Steve
 

Frost

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If I were not such a nice guy I would wish an assault by a rapist who preferred men on that reporter.
 
Frost said:
If I were not such a nice guy I would wish an assault by a rapist who preferred men on that reporter.
LMAO! That's so true, though. I hate to make assumptions about the man, but it sounds like he needs to open his eyes.

I have to watch this MSNBC crap at work all the time. It's wierd because everyone who works with me at Clemson "leans right", even the higher ups. Every report they do on guns or gun owners is biased. I love how MSNBC sided with Garry McCarthy when he said, and I'm paraphrasing here, gun rights are racist.

The only thing racist is gun control and permit systems, which is keeping the poor from being able to protect themselves.
 

Halfcocked

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I tell the female customers all the time, show me where a middle aged,ugly,fat,bald man was kidnapped,raped and murdered! It don't happen! Which makes me pretty safe ;) If every woman that was legally able would get trained,armed and permitted crime would drop dramatical.
 
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