The sheriff in Brevard County, Florida, is calling on responsible gun owners to be “mentally and physically prepared” to neutralize terrorist suspects as the first line of defense.

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In a video posted on Facebook, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said residents who legally carry firearms shouldn’t act as vigilantes, but should be ready to respond to threats until police can arrive.

“Let there be no mistake in what I’m about to say,” Ivey said. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. If you are a person who is legally licensed to carry a firearm, now is a time more than ever to realize that you and you alone very well might be the first line of defense for you [and] your family.”

Watch the video below:

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