Ulster County, America, NEW YORK  – The Ulster County Sheriff encourages all licensed handgun owners in Ulster County to carry their pistols.

“In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to please do so,” wrote Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum in a Facebook post. “I urge you to responsibly take advantage of your legal right to carry a firearm. To ensure the safety of yourself and others, make sure you are comfortable and proficient with your weapon, and knowledgeable of the laws in New York State with regards to carrying a weapon and when it is legal to use it.”

Located about two hours north of New York City, Ulster County has a I-87 Rest Area between New York City and Albany. Ulster County is most famous for historic Woodstock, the most famous small town in the world, due, of course, to the generation- bending, spectacularly successful 1969 Woodstock Music Festival held at Yasgur’s dairy farm some 43 miles away.