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

Uber Dave Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 5:15 PM
Repnextdoor Wrote: 13 minutes ago (4:58 PM) "I would love to see this happen! No law enforcement in rural (and even suburban) areas of the country. It would be the Hatfields and the McCoys all over, again! Hot dog!" And there are how many millions of guns out there? ...If there were any truth to that we'd already be unable to cross the street due to the crossfire.

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...