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

coveyrise Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 9:44 AM
Common sense trumps politics every time. How people think the police can protect them is hard to imagine. Police show up to investigate the crime then hopefully track down the perpetrator. This does nothing for the victim whether they are alive or dead. I would much rather call them and tell them to bring the coroner with them to deal with the dead perpertator who is laying in my yard with several bullet wounds.

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...