Sheriff urges poeple to carry their guns

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Lewis County Sheriff Mike Carpinelli is echoing the thoughts of a downstate sheriff in the belief that licensed handgun owners should be able and encouraged to carry their firearm in public.

Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum stated in a Facebook posting last week that based on events in Paris and California, legal gun owners need to protect themselves in public.

Carpinelli agreed with that line of thinking in a Facebook posting of his own on Friday, urging the people of Lewis County to do the same.

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