Randy Kennedy, police chief of Hughes Springs, Texas, has posted a video on Facebook in which he tells citizens that they should arm themselves against criminals, terrorists and “a government that has overreached its power.”
In the video, Kennedy also warned President Obama that an attempt to disarm American citizens would “cause a revolution in this country.”
“You are not our potentate, sir. You are our servant,” he said, referring to the POTUS.
The small East Texas town police chief told his citizens to “Be ready when the wolf comes to the door, because it’s on its way.”
Kennedy isn’t the only law enforcement official spreading a similar message. One Florida sheriff – Steve Whidden of Hendry County – has urged citizens to carry guns because “we as a nation are under attack by radical Islamic terrorists,” while Florida’s Brevard County sheriff, Wayne Ivey, said: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Ivey also maintained that leaders are more concerned with political correctness than keeping people safe.
Other law enforcement figures who echo these sentiments include the outspoken and immensely popular Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa, Arizona and Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum of Ulster County, New York.
The attitudes of these local law enforcement officials seem to run contrary to many political ideologies at the state and federal level, but maybe that’s because sheriffs and police chiefs have an understanding of how things actually work at the local level.