A sheriff in South Carolina urged women this week to carry pistols in an attempt to stop rapists. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told women in his precinct, “you ain’t got to be accurate; you just have to get close.”
The sheriff made his remark after a female was walking her dog when she was choked and nearly raped by a repeat offender. According to Sheriff Wright women should apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon to deal with “animals” while he added “[our] form of justice is not making it. Carry a concealed weapon. That’ll fix it.”
Wright told WYFF4-TV that the man would likely have been stopped sooner if he was met by a female with a gun. During the conference the officer held up a modern-day holster and fanny pack used for concealing a “small pistol” and he even recommended the brand of gun women should consider buying.
Speaking about the reaction he expects from liberals Wright said:
“I’m tired of looking at victims saying, ‘There’s life after this.’ I’m tired of saying, ‘We’re sorry, we can’t keep them in jail.'”
When asked if he believed in gun control he said:
“When you can get your barrel on the target quick, that’s gun control.”
What do you think about Sheriff Wright’s remarks and suggestions regarding a conceal and carry solution?
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