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

The DA and Sheriff in the county I live in haven't gone that far with encouraging people to get their concealed-carry permits but they make it very easy. The paperwork you need to fill out is on the counter right in front so that you don't have to wait for the receptionist to fetch it from the depths of beyond and instructors are allowed to put pamphlets and business cards right there next to it.

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...