This is one of several videos featuring Sheriff Chuck Wright, Spartanburg, SC, advising women to travel in groups and get a gun permit; it is making its way through the country and the media in wildfire like manner. Undoubtedly, those that believe you should let the police protect you find it objectionable. However, the harsh reality is that year over year crime against the elderly and against women is increasing and Sheriff Wright is very much on point.
Members of the local intelligentsia in high crime pockets like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles fail to come to grips with the harsh reality that police cannot protect you. If you can’t wrap your mind around that concept spend some time talking to an officer or several of the many victims of violent crimes. Folks, as dedicated as many of our law enforcement professional are, police do not and cannot protect you. Police deter, enforce and investigate but they do not protect. Protection falls squarely on your shoulders and you should take that seriously.
Watch the video and consider taking Sheriff Wright’s advice. Most of all, stay alert, be aware of your surroundings, avoid confrontation, be intolerant and use lethal force when you must.