Wayne Ivey, Sheriff of Brevard County in Florida. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office Facebook)
“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,” Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said in a social media post last week.
With images of attacks at Pulse in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale airport showing behind him, the sheriff also said: “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.
“What they don’t count on is being attacked themselves, having to become defensive to save their own lives,” Ivey argued.
“Until they arrive, it’s up to you and those with you to neutralize or eliminate the threat.”