New York’s Ulster County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging licensed handgun owners to start carrying their firearms, following the mass shooting that claimed 14 lives and injured 21 others at a social services center in San Bernardino, California.
In a post on the Office’s official Facebook page, Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum wrote:
“In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to please do so. I urge you to responsibly take advantage of your legal right to carry a firearm. To ensure the safety of yourself and others, make sure you are comfortable and proficient with your weapon, and knowledgeable of the laws in New York State with regards to carrying a weapon and when it is legal to use it.”
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