In Florida, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is making waves on social media with a new video, which claims that political correctness is making the United States more dangerous. Ivey says that Americans need guns in order to handle active shooters or to deal with terrorists in the United States. He says that the purpose of the video message was to “tell our citizens that if a terrorist attack or active shooter scenario can happen in California, Texas, South Carolina, or Paris it can happen right here in our own back yard.”
In a related report by the Inquisitr, some say Facebook needed a special American flag filter after evidence linked the San Bernardino terrorist attack to ISIS. A newly released map shows the members of ISIS in America who were arrested in 2015, and the threats seemed greatest in California, New York, and Minnesota.
Florida Sheriff Wayne Ivey has long been vocal about gun rights. Earlier in 2015, a controversial Second Amendment bill would have permitted Florida residents to openly carry firearms in public as long as they also hold a concealed carry permit. Even though the Florida Sheriffs Association had yet to take a position on the legislation, Ivey praised the open carry gun law.
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“This comes down to giving our citizens the immediate ability to protect themselves,” Sheriff Ivey said.
The Brevard County sheriff has not changed his tune at all in recent times. In fact, his recent Facebook video made it very clear how he felt the United States should respond to the California terrorist attack.
“One of the great things about being sheriff is that you’re able to do and say what needs to be said and done to protect the citizens of your community,” he said.
The lawman says he is “sick and tired” of terrorists who manage to get “their 15 minutes of fame” by killing innocent Americans. At the same time, he is also concerned about how some are responding to the situation with political correctness.
“Equally concerning is the fact that there are those in this country who are in a position to speak out by voicing strength and taking action who appear more concerned about being politically correct than they are about protecting those they took an oath to protect and serve,” Ivey said.
Sheriff Ivey says he is “not encouraging vigilantism,” nor does he believe his message is about “politics” or “religion,” but instead he claims the real issue is “liberty” in the United States. Ivey believes political correctness is making the United States more dangerous for Americans, which is why he is speaking out.
“It’s time for America to get back to being America,” Ivey said. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
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Gun owners are called to be ready in the case of an active shooter situation. In order to prepare, Ivey says people need gun training so they can take an active role in protecting others “until the cavalry can arrive.”
“If you’re a person that is legally licensed to carry a gun, now is the time to realize you, and you alone, may be the first line of defense for you, your family and others around you in a terrorist or active shooter based scenario,” he says.
The video from Florida Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been viewed over 3.6 million times as of this publishing. While many of the Facebook comments supported Ivey for taking his stance, others were concerned about the repercussions.
“Seriously?!” said Valerie Nichols. “You want citizens to take up arms? We do not need vigilantes to keep the peace in Brevard county.”
What do you think?
[Image via Tim Short/Florida Today]