Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr…”call for citizens to arm themselves.”

Saturday, January 26, 2013
By Paul Martin

Sheriff’s radio ad says 911 not best option, urges residents to take firearms classes

By Bruce Vielmetti, Steve Schultze and Don Walker
JSOnline.com
Jan. 25, 2013

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. set off alarm bells Friday with a radio spot some view as a call for citizens to arm themselves.

In the radio ad, Clarke tells residents personal safety isn’t a spectator sport anymore, and that “I need you in the game.”

“With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option,” Clarke intones.

“You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back.”

Clarke urges listeners to take a firearm safety course and handle a firearm “so you can defend yourself until we get there.”

“You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”

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