Hughes Spring, Texas police chief Randy Kennedy tells President Barack Obama: 'You are not our potentate, Sir.'
A police chief in East Texas is urging citizens to buy guns to arm themselves against terrorists and fight President Barack Obama.
Randy Kennedy, who heads the police in Hughes Springs, made the plea in a video he posted on Facebook after President Obama's speech on terrorism Sunday, according to Raw Story.
"I watched President Obama tonight and heard what he had to say about confronting terrorism, and I didn't find his words encouraging at all," Kennedy said. "What I'm asking all of my citizens to do, all my law-abiding citizens, I am asking you to help me and our fellow law enforcement officers by arming yourselves."
Kennedy said by arming themselves, citizens will send a message to terrorists that they will fight back.
"We need to send a message to the criminal element as well as these terrorists and these jihadis who want to murder in the name of their god, and the criminal element that want to go out, you know, and just totally destroy our way of life," he said.
He defended gun owners, saying that "nobody who is a legal gun owner has ever wanted to harm or kill anyone."
Obama spoke to the nation about the San Bernardino, California shooting that killed 14 people, finally admitting that it "was an act of terrorism, designed to kill innocent people."
He said the U.S. Congress "should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun."
"What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon? This is a matter of national security," he said.
Obama also said there is a "need to make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons like the ones that were used in San Bernardino."
"I know there are some who reject any gun safety measures. But the fact is that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies—no matter how effective they are—cannot identify every would-be mass shooter, whether that individual is motivated by ISIL or some other hateful ideology," he said, adding that the solution "is make it harder for them to kill."
Kennedy said President Obama should "understand what the Second Amendment is for."
"It is there for the American people to protect themselves against the criminal element, to protect themselves against terrorists and radical ideology. And it's also there to protect us against that that has overreached power," he warned.
He told President Obama that "you are not our potentate, sir."
"You are our servant. And you were elected to serve and protect us first. And I suggest, sir, since you are a constitutional expert that you better review your history on the Constitution and understand we are a free people and are subject to no one other than the almighty God and Jesus Christ, the king," he said.
Kennedy warned the President that "if you try to disarm us, sir, you will cause a revolution in this country to occur."