BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - In a viral video posted to Facebook about gun ownership, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey claims that he is saying what other sheriffs across the country are thinking, but are too afraid to say.
"So let there be no mistake in what I'm about to say. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," Ivey said in the video posted Sunday night to the Sheriff's Office's Facebook page.
From Dec. 9, 2015 Star-Gazette:
Steuben County Sheriff David Cole has joined some other upstate New York sheriffs urging licensed concealed-carry handgun owners to have their weapons on them at all times in light of recent terror attacks in the U.S. and elsewhere.From Dec. 9, 2015 Syracuse News-Press:
Cole also is encouraging residents to take advantage of firearms and self-defense classes the sheriff's office offers to better prepare for potential life-or-death situations.
A post attributed to Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott on the organization's Facebook page, titled "Fallacies of Gun Control," states that crime victims, rather than law enforcement, are the true "first responders" and that gun control "would only serve to disarm law-abiding citizens."