Alabama sheriff urges citizens to take up arms to defend against lone wolf attacks

Harris specifically calls out laws that do not allow military personnel to wear a weapon

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris shows guns seized in the arrest of John William Goodale, 39 of Henagar, Ala.,

The world is in a state of disarray and the United States is going down fast, said Jimmy Harris, sheriff of DeKalb County, Ala., in a letter urging citizens to do more to protect themselves.

Harris released a statement Tuesday in which he expressed concern about the variety of threats faced by U.S. citizens, especially the growing worries surrounding so-called "lone wolf" attacks like last week's shootings in Chattanooga.

The news release was billed as a change in gun policy at the sheriff's office because of the Chattanooga attack. Harris' office did not respond to questions about how the policy has changed.

"When people can walk into schools, movie theaters, recruiting stations, etc.,