Personally, I find this refreshing. Most beat cops strongly support private gun ownership because they realize they can't be everywhere. It's the Police Chiefs who tend to support gun control.
And, of course, he's taking flak for his TRUTHFUL statement. The president of the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association, Roy Felber, said it sounds like a call to vigilantism. "That doesn't sound too smart," Felber said. "People have the right to defend themselves, but they don't have the right to take the law into their own hands."
Where, exactly, did Clarke say ONE WORD about "vigilantism"? How is defending yourself, your family, and your property "taking the law into their own hands"?