Given the recent events in Orlando only a few miles away, I want to take a minute to talk to the residents of DeBary (& beyond) on the personal issue of your safety.
Whether we chose to be a part of it or not, we are all engaged in a war against an enemy that could be anywhere at anytime.
Our lives and the lives of those around us depend on our ability to defend ourselves against those who wish to bring us harm.
It is essential that we residents are armed and prepared to combat the forces of evil in this world should they appear here.
So today I am calling on all the law abiding citizens of DeBary to purchase a firearm at one of our local gun shops, receive training on how to effectively use it, and apply for a concealed weapon license, as soon as possible.
I want to send a very clear message to anyone who wishes to do harm to the people who live in DeBary: If you attempt to take a life here, we will be ready to fight back & we will use deadly force.
Until then, be aware, be careful, and be prepared.
Mayor Clint Johnson