Boone county ohio sheriff

Another Sheriff Steps Forward, This Time From Kentucky: Carry Your Firearms!


BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY — Sheriff Michael Helmig issued a “call to action” to his constituents in Boone County, calling upon the concealed carriers and off-duty officers to continue to carry even off the job.

“I have reminded my current and retired Deputy Sheriffs of their responsibility to carry their firearms while off-duty,” Helmig’s open letter states.

For concealed carriers, Helmig reminded them on the Boone County Sheriff’s Facebook page to take their responsibility seriously.

“I would also like to remind the people who have applied, been trained, and issued a license to carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon (CCDW) that they also have a responsibility to carry their firearm, which they are proficient with, for the safety of themselves and others. It is also the responsibility of everyone to refresh themselves with the laws that govern the privilege and great responsibility that accompany being a CCDW license holder.”


There you have it.  On the heels of other sheriffs across the country come the words that we all know to be true: a commitment to daily carry is what turns our common areas and homes from soft targets to contested ground for bad guys.

Matched with that commitment to carry everyday is also the responsibility of proper training, learning the law, and communicating with others effectively.

Any guesses how many other sheriffs out there are in favor of law-abiding citizens carrying responsibly?

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GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun…

GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 36 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his CZ-75D PCR in an Alien Gear MOD holster.

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  • Mike Vee

    I think I just heard Bloomberg’s head explode! Watch out for flying sheet!

  • Cisco

    I see just one mistake the good Sheriff made. He referred to concealed carry, as a privilege, when in fact it is a constitutional right. Some folks like to say that driving is a privilege, but driving is one of our unenumerated rights. But to possess and carry a firearm, is a definite right. But aside from all that, the good Sheriff is right on the money.

    • 2mrixl1

      Used to be open carry was considered manly and honest, and concealed carry was for sneaks and card sharks. Myself, I conceal carry as I prefer not to let the bad guys know I’m armed and make me a primary target.

      • Cisco


  • Allen

    Food for thought…..(shared)..

    Don’t think this can happen here? Ya’ll better wake the hell up, just remember “Those who panic die first”. This means that if you’re not prepared to deal with a catastrophic event, and then go trying to scramble for scraps when it finally does, you’ll be left very short on everything). A catastrophic strike in the U.S. (or other extreme event including natural disasters) could leave you without power, water, food, means to protect yourself, your family, friends, and the supplies that sustain you until the regional governments can begin humanitarian efforts, rebuilding, and restoring order. That my friends could take days, weeks, months. . … Just remember Katrina, Louisiana and New Orleans, or Hurricane Galveston that killed over 8-thousand people, and the area never fully recovered and 9/11, a serious blow to our American culture, with so many lost.

    ~ So we have to remember that we are supposed to be a proud strong nation, and THIS, right here, is EXACTLY WHY we must embrace the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights, and those who keep it. So to all of you who fear the patriotic type that own guns (commonly called the pro-gunners/arms enthusiast), remember that it might be “that guy”, your neighbor, your friends friend, or just some guy who comes to your rescue when your clinging to the little scraps you managed during your panic shopping (and offers you help or safety). It’s time to realize that YES, we are a different candor of person. We are the types that hike, camp, enjoy life, and feel a sense of responsibility when it comes to protecting our selves, our family, our community, our nation, and our way of life as was earned by us (as Americans) through the War of Independence. Remember, that cool day that you light off fireworks?. . .. Those fireworks signify the tools used, by many a common farm hand, and soldier alike, who fought side by side, to give us our Liberty and Freedom, separating us from tyrannical overseas government. And now, another threat comes ravaging across the lands; religious (zealot) warriors that have fought the same war for over a thousand years, have turned their sights on western civilization. They have crippled France, brought an entire nation to a state of emergency, and France to them is not even the “Big Satan” (Umm.. that’s us/U.S. ~pun intended). So, remember who your friends and allies SHOULD be, and to all you who fear the patriots, remember that it may them who offer shelter, food, safety, during desperate times. . .. And do not for a second think that “it couldn’t happen here” … or that the military or police will save the day (they are going to be extremely busy trying to restore general order, power, and water, repair the grid etc. etc.) and the little guys have to help the other little guys while the big guys help the big situations the get the region back on its feet. Until then, looting and chaos, and extreme civil unrest may be rule of the day.

    ~ So, give some respect and some confidence that 99.99% of them that own guns (even the scary guns), are in fact the “Good guys” too. They have good intentions and wish no harm to the innocent of this world. Many of them are the ones willing to do what most others in the world are afraid to do, or are simply not capable of doing it themselves ~ Because sometimes protecting one’s self (or those around you) isn’t pretty, but the alternative consequence of not being able to preserve the life of the innocence is much much worse, and that consequence often carries a much deeper sorrow and loss. The patriots are not against you, or the one’s you love, they wish you no harm, and simply stand to protect what they care about. . . So afford them the respect any good person deserves, support their desire and ability to keep America free and safe, as they may return that favor to you should dark times fall upon this nation, or our communities.

    ~ Be a friend, and if you know someone who wants to buy a gun because of what’s going on in the world, encourage them to read books on the subject, get some education, some training is recommended too. Don’t discourage them from the task of owning arms, encourage them to do it safely, responsibly, and to keep the flames of liberty strong, and respect WHY we have these rights, their history and reasoning, and preserve an American way of life ~ and apply it to all lives, and people of this great nation.

  • Paul Derosier

    If I’m not mistaken ,isn’t it also Legal to OPEN carry in Ky ?Seems to me they want to push the right of concealed carry as they do drivers licenses. $$$$ Your not required to obtain a permit to open carry . WHY are you to conceal carry?

    • Jim

      Do you think a terrorist or criminal is going to shoot a person who is known to have a gun or shoot someone who may have one? It is legal in KY to open carry but why give the bad guy the upper hand? mush smarter to carry concealed if possible. If you don’t have a permit then carry openly.

  • silvestre

    God, Guns and Country