The Butler County Sheriff, Ohio, is offering to the general public free free concealed carry weapons courses so churches goers can form a security team and shoot back in the event of church shooting.
Sheriff Richard K Jones released a statement on social media encouraging members of the community to attend the free courses class.
“Unfortunately, in these days and times, no place is immune from mass shootings and we want our citizens to go to church without worry and fear felling safe and secure to worship with their families and their fellow church members.”
— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) December 31, 2019
Great idea!@ Thank Goodness some of them were packing last week. Could have been a total disaster. R.I.P. to the brother we lost, while trying to protect everyone and hoping the other Gentlemen gets better soon!
— Mary Barger (@1318f551d92e412) January 1, 2020
Recall that on December 29, 2019, an attacker pulled a gun and began shooting inside West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. Within seconds he was shot and killed by a member of the church’s security team and surveillance video showed other members of the team–all in plain clothes–draw guns and close in on the suspect as well.