Ulster County Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum wants people to carry guns for protection after the San Bernardino, California attack that left 14 people dead.
Van Blarcum posted on Facebook that anybody in Ulster County, New York who can legally carry a gun should carry a weapon on them in response to “recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world.”
The Facebook status, which was posted a day after the attack, is not meant to spark a discussion on guns. It’s to serve as a reminder that people should exercise their Second Amendment rights. (RELATED: Liberals Will Hate What This NFL Hall Of Famer Said About Guns And The California Shooting [VIDEO])
“All I was doing as reminding people that here in Ulster County, if you are a licensed hand gun owner, and you feel comfortable carrying that handgun, you’re proficient with that handgun, and you’re responsible with that handgun, then I encourage you to carry that handgun,” Van Blarcum told CBS 2 News.
Authorities believe terrorism might have been the motive behind the attacks that left 14 dead and many more wounded. (RELATED: Here’s Everything We Know About The San Bernardino Shooting)