Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is not happy.

Not at all. His comments about Open Carriers have made the rounds down here in Florida and the reactions have been negative.

Mr. Williams,Based on our previous conversation I am not surprised you wrote this completely inaccurate blog piece. This is irresponsible “reporting” at its finest. You did not hesitate to call me previously so why did you not call me to get the facts before spewing this nonsense this time? Sadly, it absolutely mischaracterizes my statement and does a great disservice to all when junk like this is written. The Sarasota Hearld Tribune has stooped new a new low. This is not “reporting.”

Source: Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri attacks the messenger, or at least makes the attempt – The Gun Writer

I understand that you can make statements to a journo and he/she can write them out of context for impact. But if that is the case, take it out on the reporter, not on somebody making an appropriate comment about what was printed.

That alone was stupid and probably confirms that he said what he said in the right context.

 

2 Replies to “Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is not happy.”

  1. I’m sort of happy when people like him admit what they really believe. It has a small chance of persuading some of the badge-sniffers in the NRA and other groups that many policemen feel this way and most would be more than happy to kill or imprison gun owners when the right laws are passed.

    Someone who is willing to kill you over a plant or pill will kill you just as quick over a 30-round magazine or an exposed pistol butt.




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  2. This was a definite derp moment by the sheriff. This is why, as a public official, words like “No comment at this time” or “we’ll release a statement” are your friend. This is why reading a carefully worded statement is a good thing.




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