Ivey said that wasn't the only thing worrying him.
"Equally concerning is the fact that there are those in this country who are in a position to speak out by voicing strength and taking action who appear more concerned about being politically correct than they are about protecting those they took an oath to protect and serve," Ivey said.
While saying this wasn't about "politics" or "religion," and instead had everything to do with "liberty," Ivey repeatedly said political correctness was making things more dangerous for everyone, and it was forcing him to speak out.
"It's time for America to get back to being America," Ivey said, before adding: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
Ivey said he wants people to train themselves in how to handle a firearm so in an active shooter situation they can take an active role "until the cavalry can arrive."
While Ivey said he's "not encouraging vigilantism," not all in law enforcement encourage his plan.
Detective Larry McKinnon, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokesperson,told CBS affiliate WTSP in Tampa that mass shootings don't happen in a vacuum. They are chaotic, and most people are not trained to deal with the adrenalin rush and confusion of a bloodbath.
"The risk is that you could easily be shot. You could be shot by the active shooter, you could be shot by other concerned citizens carrying firearms and you could be shot by law enforcement," said McKinnon.