In a press conference Monday, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright suggested that women should obtain concealed carry weapons permits (CCW) and be prepared to defend themselves, because “our form of justice is not making it.” He made this statement as he described and an attack on a South Carolina woman by a man who had repeatedly been arrested more than twenty times for numerous crimes and subsequently released back onto the street. Said Sheriff Chuck Wright to “liberals”, “your form of justice isn’t workin’. This ‘animal’ should not be allowed to walk among us,” speaking of the perpetrator of the attempted rape.
After describing the “horrific act” upon the victim, he went on to say that “it’s too bad that someone with a concealed weapons permit didn’t walk by and hear the cries. That would have fixed this,” he said.
The Sheriff further went on to say, “Ladies, walk in groups. Get a concealed weapons permit. I want you to get a concealed weapons permit. I don’t want you to go for the mace. I want you to go for the concealed weapons permit.” “I am tired,” he said, “of looking at victims and saying were sorry, we’ve done the best we can to get them in jail.” He later urged women to carry a .45 caliber handgun in a fanny pack while jogging.
Naturally, the sheriff is an opponent of gun control laws. And, apparently he is also tired of the restrictions that liberal legislators have placed on citizens to provide for their own self defense. “Gun control to me is being able to get your (gun) barrel back on target quick. That’s gun control. Gun Control for government purposes has never worked,” Wright said. And he’s right. Not one gun control law has ever reduced crime, or stopped a criminal from committing a gun crime.
Frankly, Sheriff Wright makes a lot of sense. His words make sense for all citizens – not just women. He is the type of sheriff we need more of, especially in California where the liberals are running amuck, unchecked and unopposed. We need a national reciprocal concealed carry law and we need to make it less difficult for law abiding citizens to be able to obtain a carry concealed weapons permit. We should follow the lead of Wyoming earlier this year that lifted most restrictions to obtaining a CCW becoming what is called a “Constitutional Carry” state.