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

RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 2:02 PM
" The president of the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association, Roy Felber, said it sounds like a call to vigilantism. " No sir, vigilantism is going out and taking the law into your own hands. They should call criminals vigilantes because that's what they do every day. Protecting ones' life and property against outlaws is a right recognized by sane societies. If criminals don't want to get shot they should stop being criminals.

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...