In the following exclusive Examiner interview, Sheriff Chuck Wright of South Carolina expands on his statement in favor of gun rights for citizens in the wake of the current crime wave that is sweeping certain sectors of the country. Wright's support for gun rights, and his statement urging women in particular to carry firearms, garnered national attention..
When the Sheriff strongly advocated what is known as 'licensed concealed carry' of firearms on the part of ordinary citizens, the news spread like wildfire last week in the Carolinas and eventually made its way into the national mainstream media. Wright, who is Sheriff of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, which is located in the northern corner of the state near the mountains, found himself appearing on CNN, Fox News, and other media outlets to answer questions concerning his strong stance in favor of citizen gun rights.
Gun rights is a 'hot button' issue right now in the national news due to the allegations of whistleblowers within the government that the Obama Administration concocted a scheme to send U.S. guns to Mexican criminals so it could pad statistics in an attempt to make a case for strict gun control legislation and gun bans.
Attorney-General Eric Holder appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to answer questions concerning the scandal known as 'Operation Fast and Furious.'
But Sheriff Wright is convinced that ordinary citizens are safer from the attacks of criminals if they carry guns.
This reporter interviewed the Sheriff on the subject, which is reproduced below.