Sheriff’s Call to Arms Strike Controversy

Florida Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted a very controversial statement on social media.


By Austin Cherkas | FLORIDA

The city of Orlando in Florida recently had a violent workplace shooting on June 5th. Five were killed by an ex-employee, John Robert Neumann, a 45-year-old. Neumann was fired from Fiamma in April. Neumann singled out workers and shot them with a semi-automatic handgun. Before police arrived John Robert Neumann killed himself.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated the following in a Facebook Live video:

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. What’s next is to fully understand that this is war, and you better be prepared to wage war to protect you, your family, and those around you if attacked.

Sheriff Ivey also added in photos of the Pulse Nightclub and Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting throughout the video.

Sheriff Ivey waged war on terrorism in his video. This controversial post has upset many of those on the left, and in turn, has garnered the praise of many on the right. The Sheriff raised issues of gun usage for the average citizen and explained that carrying a firearm is needed to protect yourself and those around you. This is a good idea in theory, but to what extent can Florida go to in order to keep its citizens safer? 

Here is the link to the full video:

  1. T Michael Lutas June 11, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    The baseline problem is not terrorism. It is security. Omit that baseline and you’re not going to address the whole problem. You’re also going to generate a lot more objections than have to be there. The terrorism issue is a real one but trying to isolate it narrows support.

    A lot more people will be mugged, robbed, raped, and killed by people from the neighborhood than will be attacked by terrorists. Stick all of these problems in the same category, in the same framework, and more people will understand and support enhanced security measures including upgrading individual preparedness.

    Security is easy to fix by having a police state. This is why the unorganized militia is essential to keeping a free society because it is a security provider that fills in the gaps so we don’t have to have a police state to be secure.


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