Spartanburg County, South Carolina sheriff to women: ‘Get a concealed weapons permit; get a .45’

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Packs and purses rule for carrying in your car, bike or on your person. Here a PARA USA Hawg is drawn from a Coronado pack.

In light of an attempted rape of a woman at Milliken Park on Sunday, Sheriff Chuck Wright encouraged women to get concealed weapons permits.

Wright suggested a .45-caliber weapon, because “you don’t have to be accurate, you just have to be close” to a target, and displayed a fanny pack at a news conference that women could carry a concealed handgun while out jogging.

To apply for a concealed weapons permit from the State Law Enforcement Division: a person must be 21 years old and not be prohibited from owning a weapon, provide photo identification and proof of residency; submit a valid driver’s license or proof of actual or corrected vision rated at 20/40 within six months of the application; pay a $50 fee; be fingerprinted; undergo a SLED criminal background check; submit proof of training by completing a basic or advanced handgun education course offered by a state, county or municipal law enforcement agency or a nationally recognized organization that promotes gun safety.

The course must be a minimum of eight hours and must include information on gun laws and the use of deadly force, handgun safety, proper handgun storage and the actual firing of the handgun in the presence of the instructor.

Source: Jenny Arnold for goupstate.com.

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  • Pat

    I never leave home without my Glock 20. PERIOD!

  • General Jim M

    #1 get a Glock #2 make it 10mm auto #3 make it Doubletap 135 gr Noslers @ appox 1600 fps.Go ahead, use a 45 but the 10 is superior in every way ,except that it rattles guns a little more, due to higher pressures.The 10mm auto is the caliber that humbled FBI egoes.Too many agents were intimidated by the 10’s authority and couldn’t qualify,so,the FBI dropped the 10.Read the history on the 10,buy one,join the club of unintimidated shooters.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    “Wright suggested a .45-caliber weapon, because “you don’t have to be accurate, you just have to be close” to a target”
    LOL who let this idiot speak
    Really the 45 is gonna Chuck Norris you into oblivion crowd huh.
    Yep no need to train or hit the target, everyone in the house will be just fine. What a dummy