Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright, angered and frustrated after a woman was attacked in the park by a known repeat offender, called on residents to arm themselves. Not merely to defend themselves but to help bring their assailants to justice. Investigators said 46-year-old Walter Lance, who has been charged numerous times with crimes against women, and other crimes such as resisting arrest and escape and was on probation, grabbed a woman who was walking her dog in Milliken Park on Sunday afternoon and choked her and made her take off her clothing and then tried to rape her.
Wright stated that, “Our form of justice is not making it.” and cited the fact that Lance has had more than 20 charges dating back to 1983. The sheriff went on to say he doesn’t believe every person needs to be kept in jail, but he said, “I don’t think this animal deserves to be out in our society, walking alongside our women.”
The good sheriff then went on to invoke the Nugent Doctrine, “I don’t like repeat offenders…, I like dead offenders”
Wright said, “It’s too bad someone with a concealed weapons permit didn’t walk by. That would fix it.” He said people are tired of doing the right thing and criminals getting away with their actions.
He said several times, “I want you to get a concealed weapons permit.”
At one point, Wright held up a fanny pack and said, “They make this right here where you can conceal a small pistol in them. They got one called The Judge that shoots a .45 or a .410 shell. You ain’t got to be accurate; you just have to get close.”
Wright said, “I’m tired of looking at victims saying, ‘There’s life after this’ … I’m tired of saying, ‘We’re sorry, we can’t keep them in jail.'”
Wright said in his view, gun control is, “Is when you can get you barrel back on the target quick. That’s gun control.”
If you’re having trouble with the sheriffs position, watch this short video by the great Ted Nugent. He explains it far better than I ever could .