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    Sheriff Arpaio calls on 250K armed citizens to stop terrorism and mass shootings

    On Tuesday, the so-called "Toughest Sheriff in America" said he cannot guarantee the public's safety and called on them to take matters into their own hands if necessary. "I'm just talking about the areas where you have large crowds and someone pulls out the gun and starts shooting. Maybe somebody with a concealed weapon takes the guy down," Arpaio said.

    Specifically, Arpaio was looking to the 250,000 Arizonans who carry concealed weapons permits to help keep the peace.

    But there are some in law enforcement who are calling this a bad idea. Steve Henry, chief deputy of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, said untrained gun owners could add to chaotic situations at big events, increasing the risk to innocent bystanders.

    http://www.kpho.com/story/30644963/a...mass-shootings
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    But there are some in law enforcement who are calling this a bad idea. Steve Henry, chief deputy of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, said untrained gun owners could add to chaotic situations at big events, increasing the risk to innocent bystanders.
    The sky is falling, the sky is falling.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by From Article
    Specifically, Arpaio was looking to the 250,000 Arizonans who carry concealed weapons permits to help keep the peace.

    But there are some in law enforcement who are calling this a bad idea. Steve Henry, chief deputy of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, said untrained gun owners could add to chaotic situations at big events, increasing the risk to innocent bystanders.

    http://www.kpho.com/story/30644963/a...mass-shootings
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    The sky is falling, the sky is falling.....
    Typical elitist response: Your lives aren't worth enough that you should defend it, but your lives are worth something WHEN we finally show up, IF we decide to show up.

    If terrorists are already gunning down unarmed citizens ("fish in barrel" analogy fits perfectly), how could it be made any worse? Even if SOME Parisians in the concert venue had been shot by accident, it still would have been a better outcome than what occurred.
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    Collateral damage/casualties are acceptable only if its the government doing the damaging/killing. I am waiting to see how this latest attack is spun to downplay the radical terrorism aspect. It doesn't help the anti's agenda if its radical terrorism. The media have already said the weapons were purchased legally. Well, if it was a straw purchase then it was not legal, but the media won't breath a word about that. Time will tell.

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    He should just deputize all those folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    He should just deputize all those folks.
    +1 you mean give them protection not normally afforded the serfs?
    If something is wrong for ONE person to do to another, it is still wrong if a BILLION people do it.

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    But there are some in law enforcement who are calling this a bad idea. Steve Henry, chief deputy of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, said untrained gun owners could add to chaotic situations at big events, increasing the risk to innocent bystanders.

    Ummm... CWP holders in AZ must complete 'training' to obtain the AZ CWP. There are 7 million people in AZ... No telling how many own guns or carry them (concealed or otherwise) but I'd guesstimate 2 million (or more) do so. After this ... that may increase. 'Been carrying 'untrained' since 1854 here Chiefie... So... how much 'risk' is there in an unarmed response to an armed attack at 'big events'? Ummm... 100%? Bet they didn't teach him that at 'Haaavaaaad'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    Typical elitist response: Your lives aren't worth enough that you should defend it, but your lives are worth something WHEN we finally show up, IF we decide to show up.

    If terrorists are already gunning down unarmed citizens ("fish in barrel" analogy fits perfectly), how could it be made any worse? Even if SOME Parisians in the concert venue had been shot by accident, it still would have been a better outcome than what occurred.
    Still fewer dead from a deliberate mass shooting than from the NYPD's accidental deaths in a shooting.....
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