Tulare Sheriff Urges Residents to Arm Themselves in Wake of Mass Shootings

In the wake of three mass shootings that claimed a total of 31 lives, Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux has some advice. He sent out the following tweet Wednesday, urging residents with concealed weapons permits to arm themselves.

Reactions to Boudreaux’s tweet were mixed. Some thanked the sheriff for his candidness and support for the Second Amendment.

Others questioned how more guns would keep the public safe.

When one user asked how police are supposed to differentiate the “good guy with a gun” vs. the “bad guy with a gun” in an active shooter situation, Boudreaux responded.

As controversy over Boudreaux’s tweet spread, another California lawman weighed in.

“Ditto,” Kings County Sheriff David Robinson wrote on Facebook. “Go online and apply. Just be honest with any past shortcomings. Not a big deal.”