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Wis. Sheriff Tells Residents to Learn How to Use a Gun: 911 is No Longer Your Best Option

blueridgegranny Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:12 AM
I defend what the chief said, but I do not agree that police chiefs are carpetbaggers and political hacks.
Drifter33 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 8:20 AM
"Carpetbagger" refers to one who travels in order to get the job. Anderson IS right, whether you agree with him or not, blueridge.

Most police chiefs are hired from OUTSIDE their own department, hence the "carpetbagger" appellation. They travel from elsewhere to assume their new duties as chief. Whereas, many of a city's rank-and-file police officers come from that community.

And this article is about an elected SHERIFF, not a police chief.

In gun control debates, gun rights advocates often invoke the saying, “when seconds count, the police are only minutes away,” to emphasize the absurdity and ineffectiveness of gun-free zones and the need for concealed carry in self-defense situations. Now, one Wisconsin sheriff is taking the adage seriously, telling residents they should take firearms classes because he ‘needs them in the game.’

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...