Sean Sorrentino of An NC Gun Blog attended Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler's press conference today held at the NC State Fairgrounds. Troxler used the press conference to defend his position that legal, permitted concealed carry holders would be barred from carrying at the fair.
Sean was not ready to let Troxler off the hook. He asked two very pertinent questions regarding personal safety.
First, he asked if Troxler hadn't just announced to every criminal that people going to and from the parking lots would be defenseless. Troxler passed that question off to the police chief of the fairgrounds.
Second, Sean then asked the chief if a person feels unsafe, will the police provide an escort. Here's the response he got.
There you have the Department of Agriculture’s Chief of Police, Joel Keith promising not only uniformed police patrols in the parking lots, but armed escorts for anyone who asks for one.Thanks to Sean for asking the pertinent questions of the powers that be. Now if I were a fairgoer, I'd demand that police escort. They made a promise and they should stand by it no matter how inconvenient.
So there you have it. Chief Keith, backed up by the Wake County Sheriff, Donnie Harrison, will provide you an armed police escort back to your vehicle. After they’ve made it illegal to defend yourself, I think it’s the least they can do.