In light of the Colorado shooting last Friday, Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton is urging people to always be aware of their surroundings. He also believes that an off-duty police officer or a well-trained citizen with a gun could've prevented some of the deaths in the Colorado movie theater. Blanton was a guest on 1110 KBND's "Your Town" show Wednesday morning. He says sometimes you have to shoot to injure or even kill. "I believe in the right to bear arms. Frankly - I'm not being critical of the Colorado situation. It's a terrible situation. I wasn't there, don't know what happened. But it's important...don't be a victim." In Deschutes County there are about six thousand people with concealed weapons permits. He says besides a background check every three years they also do random audits of gun holders. Blanton says the sheriff's office hasn't had any significant problems with those who "carry" in Deschutes County.