In These Uncertain Times....

I'm Sheriff Tracy Carter, and I want to talk to you about something that is very important to me:  Your safety...

For those of you that know me personally, I’m not one to sit back and take it easy.  I was elected to serve and protect the citizens of Lee County and that’s where my focus is.  

In these uncertain times in our world today, we ALL must be prepared.  I’d like to believe that most of you are prepared…But are you?  Prepared for what you may ask.    From natural disasters, such as ice storms, snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, long term power outages, etc.  And now the enemies of our nation are threatening to attack us again on our homeland, so terrorist threats must be added to the list as well, and of course protecting ourselves and our loved ones from the criminal element.  

Do you have an emergency preparedness kit set aside with items suggested that you’ll need in the event of a nature disaster?  Check my Facebook or blog site for links to these.
Most of you are aware that I’m a big advocate of the 2nd Amendment. If you feel threatened in your home, you should be able to defend yourself and your love ones from that threat.     
With gun ownership comes responsibility. There are several private businesses in Lee County which can provide personal firearms and safety courses.  Public classes are normally posted on my Facebook page. Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself, in the event you find yourself in a situation.     

In an emergency, activating 9-1-1 first is of the utmost importance, however in some cases that is just not possible, until the threat is over.  Being properly trained in the use of a firearm or non-lethal weapon can mean the difference between life and death, or you becoming a victim. 
The enemy that threatens our homeland often attacks weak or what is referred to as soft targets and so does the criminal element.  I want to encourage the good law abiding citizens of Lee County to not give our enemies any soft targets if we can help it. 

I also want to encourage everyone to not hesitate to call your local law enforcement if you see anything suspicious in your neighborhoods or if you feel you need us for anything else.

"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson

"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."
- John F. Kennedy

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