Waiving these CCW fees is a big statement that shouldn't be taken lightly.
Facebook pages down in Missouri started lighting up when Sheriff Chad Anderson made a special announcement in light of the recent terrorist attack in Orlando. Despite the fight our current administration is waging against American citizens being able to protect themselves, Sheriff Anderson is taking matters into his own hands. As he mandated, for the rest of June all CCW fees will be waived so residents can choose to protect themselves.
"I feel that I have a Duty to Protect the Citizens while here in Bates County and allow them to be able to protect themselves and their loved ones while they are away," Says Sheriff Anderson. "I will continue to pray for peace for our country and the world. But I will not put blinders on and act like this can not happen here or to people we know and love. I want to say a Big Thank You to the Law Enforcement and First Responders Community for what you are willing to sacrifice for our nation at home. While this will be debated on so many different levels please remember that your local first responders are the ones that will be there ready at a moment's notice to handle any of these threats."
Good on you Sheriff. We only wish others had your courage and clear thinking to allow others the ability to protect themselves instead of relying on others to do it for them.
Like all responsible gun owners should take advantage of, the Bates county Sheriff's office is also conducting free concealed carry classes so residents will know exactly what it means to carry and all the responsibilities that comes along with it.
...If only other government officials would "get it", too.