Georgia sheriff calls for change in department policy to provide every officer with a concealed carry weapon

ABC News Channel 9 reports:

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris has announced he wants to change gun policy at the department, to allow for all deputies to carry a concealed weapon wherever they go.

Sheriff Harris released this statement, which NewsChannel 9 has not edited….

The world is in a state of disarray and the United States is going down fast. We are losing everything that our Founding fathers based this Country on. Until last week almost all the bad terrorist or mass shootings were somewhere else and now they are in our backyard. Chattanooga TN is only about 35 minutes away from the DeKalb County line…. I called a supervisor meeting last Friday to change the policy on our firearms. We are trying to raise the money now to buy every Certified Deputy a backup weapon to carry concealed on his person everywhere he goes. When people can walk into schools, movie theatres, recruiting stations ext. and pull a gun it’s time for all of us law abiding citizens to take a look at how we protect ourselves, family and friends. This Country is based on God, guns, and the right to protect ourselves. I think as Sheriff it is my place to protect the safety and security of our citizens. And help citizens in ways to protect their selves and their families.

Read the full report at News Channel 9.