Gun sales in Spartanburg and the surrounding areas just went through the roof today. Our fearless leader (and he IS fearless) has now told us that we must protect ourselves. Yesterday afternoon, Sheriff Chuck Wright made these bold statements, in a press conference, in the wake of a sexual assault on a woman in a public park. Most of us within earshot almost swallowed our tongues. I'm curious to know how you feel about what he said. The video is included in the article at the link provided. Here are the highlights....... all directly quoted from Chuck's mouth. I have a great deal of respect for Chuck, but he's sounding a little Charles Bronson-ish, aka The Vigilante to me, and it's a little scary. He's typically a real showboater anyway, but this is way far out there even for Chuck Wright. He's a loudmouth, but in all fairness, I believe Chuck is a good cop. I live one county over. You be the judge. I'm curious to know how it sounds to those outside of the immediate area. My expectations are not favorable. "Our form of justice is not making it." "Carry a concealed weapon. That'll fix it." "Lance (the park attacker) has had more than 20 charges dating back to 1983. "Lance has been in jail more often than I have. I run the jail and Lance gets out easier. And I'm aggravated." "Liberals call me and tell me the chain-gang form of justice isn't working. Well, let me inform you, your form of justice isn't working either." "It's too bad someone with a concealed weapons permit didn't walk by. That would fix it. People are tired of doing the right thing and criminals getting away with their actions." "I want you to get a concealed weapons permit." "They make this right here (a fanny pack) where you can conceal a small pistol in them. They got one called The Judge that shoots a .45 or a .410 shell. You ain't got to be accurate; you just have to get close." "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.'" "In my view, gun control is when you can get your barrel back on the target quick. Thats gun control." "I want you to get a concealed weapons permit. Don't get Mace. Get a firearm." "I think I better stop before I get sanctioned." http://www.wyff4.com/news/29638219/detail.html And there's this......on the tail end of this, if I shoot someone in my yard now, do you suppose the "Chuck told me to do it" defense will fly? :waitasec: Didn't he say that the justice system isn't going to protect me? :waitasec: Eek!