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Ulster County Sheriff stands by previous call for people to carry guns

Jul 19, 2016 12:03 am

The Mid-Hudson News Network is reporting Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum is standing by the comments he made last December urging county residents licensed to carry guns to do so at all times. Van Blarcum repeated this idea Mon., Jul. 18, in the wake of recent gun violence in Dallas and Baton Rouge. He said, “What is happening in the world now had nothing to do with that comment, and I still stand by it. I would love to have everybody who is comfortable with it, is proficient with it, to carry their weapon if they can. But that would not have changed anything in Louisiana; it wouldn’t have changed anything in Dallas either. I don’t know what is making this all happen, but we have to figure it out.” Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.