Florida sheriff urges citizens to arm themselves in case of attack
Published on Jul 29, 2017
Wayne Ivey, Sheriff of Brevard County in Florida.
Wayne Ivey, Sheriff of Brevard County in Florida. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office Facebook)
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida sheriff’s office posted a controversial message on social media, urging citizens to arm themselves in self-defense.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted the video on Facebook Wednesday, two days after a deadly workplace shooting in nearby Orlando claimed the lives of five people.
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“Folks, now more than ever is the time for our citizens to be prepared to serve as the first line of defense, not only for them, but for their families,” Sheriff Ivey said.
As images of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting and Pulse nightclub massacre flashed on-screen, Ivey warned residents that attacks have happened locally as well as abroad.