SC sheriff urges women carry guns

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright made the suggestion Monday while discussing the arrest of a suspect in an attempted rape last weekend.

Wright suggests that women carry a .45-caliber weapon because he says they wouldn’t have to be accurate, just close to the target. He showed reporters at a news conference a fanny pack women could use to carry a handgun while jogging.

The sheriff encouraged women to walk in groups. And he said it’s better to carry a gun than mace.

Forty-six-year-old Walter Monroe Lance of Spartanburg was charged Monday with kidnapping, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and grand larceny in a Sunday attack on a woman in a park.

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augusta citizen 11/01/11 - 07:27 am
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I had read a more in depth

I had read a more in depth article on this earlier. The sheriff also said that the system isn't working to protect people. More here:

http://www.wyff4.com/r/29638219/detail.html?taf=gs

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ADAMS 11/01/11 - 04:08 pm
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The lack of jobs is making

The lack of jobs is making people increasingly desperate, U.S. cities across the fifty states could see increase in violent crimes if the Republicans in Congress keep stalling the President Obama's job plan.

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