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Sheriff David Clarke: Residents should arm themselves with guns, 911 not best option
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 25 jan 2013 | Bruce Vielmetti

Posted on 01/25/2013 11:29:36 AM PST by rellimpank

In his latest radio spot, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. tells residents personal safety isn't a spectator sport anymore, and "I need you in the game."

"With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option," Clarke intones.

"You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back."

Clarke urges listeners to take a firearm safety course and handle a firearm "so you can defend yourself until we get there."

"You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We're partners now. Can I count on you?"

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; davidclark; guncontrol; rkba; secondamendment; sheriff; sheriffclark
--glad I was sitting down when I saw this out of Milwaukee---
1 posted on 01/25/2013 11:29:42 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Sheriff Clarke gets it...


2 posted on 01/25/2013 11:33:06 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

-—ping—


3 posted on 01/25/2013 11:33:10 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank
Sheriff Clarke is very pro 2nd amendment.

Its the anti gun mayor and police chief that are very antigun and get all the air time.

4 posted on 01/25/2013 11:34:54 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: rellimpank
We're partners now. Can I count on you?

Glad you see it our way now, sheriff. Most of us here have always seen it that way, not just "now".
5 posted on 01/25/2013 11:39:22 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: rellimpank

I heard this run on our local Milwaukee radio station yesterday. It’s stunning! I love Sherriff Clark! He is telling the residents of the most populated county in our state that budget cuts lessened the manpower to a point where this county cannot be policed well. He’s an honest man in a fight not only with the criminals, but with an unsupportive county government.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 11:51:49 AM PST by freemama
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To: rellimpank

Calling 911 to save you from a home invasion is pointless. They might get there in time to write up the reports, and draw a chalk outline around your body, but they’re NOT going to save you.

With the crap going on in America these days we have to regard all unscheduled, unexpected visitors, especially at night, are suspicious.

Recently a thuggish looking black guy came to my front door, banging on it. Through the door I asked who he was, and he starting shouting gibberish I couldn’t understand.

I told him to leave, twice, he refused. Then, I chambered a shell in my 12 gauge pump, he heard it, and promptly left.

Right after it started, I called 911 and explained the situation....

THEY NEVER SHOWED UP.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 11:52:54 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: rellimpank

I’m a single woman living in a rural area of a predominantly rural county. Our sheriff’s department has 9 deputies to patrol the entire county, which means that there are maybe 2 on duty doing their rounds at any one time. They cannot be everywhere at once and response time could be as much as half an hour or more, so you’re darned right that I consider myself the first line of defense in terms of protecting myself. As far as I’m concerned owning firearms is a necessity as much as it is a right. And in the event of trouble then any call I make to 911 will likely be after the fact.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 11:56:29 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: rellimpank

My new bumper sticker:

“1911 — BETTER THAN 911”.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 12:05:01 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: rellimpank

Has anyone noticed that it is the Sheriffs that have taken the public stand on these life and death issues? Meanwhile, it seems that the Chiefs of Police have been hiding under their beds.

I believe that each of us need to find out what our own Sheriff thinks and let him/her know what we think.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 12:10:28 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: rellimpank

. . . when seconds count police are minutes away . . .


11 posted on 01/25/2013 12:17:34 PM PST by Kegger
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To: Gator113

Has anyone noticed that it is the Sheriffs that have taken the public stand on these life and death issues? Meanwhile, it seems that the Chiefs of Police have been hiding under their beds.

I believe that each of us need to find out what our own Sheriff thinks and let him/her know what we think.

Growing up the City Cops “Town Police” were called “City Slobs”, or “City Pigs”, the county Sheriffs and Deputies were well liked and respected as were the State Patrol.

By the way, Grew up in Rural Nebraska near a town of 8,000.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 12:27:11 PM PST by GraceG
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To: DoodleDawg

First post???? Really good one. Thank you


13 posted on 01/25/2013 12:29:46 PM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: GraceG

I retired from my Sheriff’s department after 30 years of service. I always knew we were loved more.... and for good reason. AND, we were better looking. ;>)


14 posted on 01/25/2013 12:50:26 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: GraceG; Gator113; All

—a sheriff has to be elected. —a big city C of P is appointed , usually by a Democrap mayor and has to toe the Demo line to keep his job-—


15 posted on 01/25/2013 12:51:23 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

Exactly...


16 posted on 01/25/2013 12:52:58 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: FrankR

Nothing says “I don’t love you” like the action of a 12 gauge pump.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 12:58:16 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Gator113
Nothing says “I don’t love you” like the action of a 12 gauge pump.

My dad had a Winchester model 97 in like new condition. I remember when he would get that out of the closet to go deer hunting, he would rack it to see if it was loaded. That thing had enough moving parts that were factory tight, you could hear it several hundred feet away.

18 posted on 01/25/2013 1:17:22 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

I bought a new Remington 870 a few weeks ago. When I rack it, she sings to me. ;-)


19 posted on 01/25/2013 1:28:12 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: rellimpank

a big city C of P is appointed
= = = = = = = = = = =
And any more, they are recruited so they are coming into a city with at least 1 person thinking the job should be his, there will be a ‘semi hostile’ force till you prove yourself etc, and yes, the C of P is definitely political and as Tom Selleck reminds us - I serve at your pleasure , but I work for the citizens...but at least he is a ‘home grown product’ used to the inner workings of the Department etc..


20 posted on 01/25/2013 1:43:50 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: rellimpank
Here at Outrider Gulch, we don't call 911!

And never will...

21 posted on 01/25/2013 1:44:13 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: Gator113
Has anyone noticed that it is the Sheriffs that have taken the public stand on these life and death issues?

The name "Sheriff" goes back over a thousand years.....

defender of the realm, the kings rules and the local citizenry.

First Sheriff in the USA was in Virginia in 1620.

22 posted on 01/25/2013 1:55:41 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: spokeshave

“First Sheriff in the USA was in Virginia in 1620.”

Thanks. I should have known that, but didn’t.


23 posted on 01/25/2013 2:08:53 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Kegger

Or even half-a-minute away. A nearby store-front bank was robbed at gunpoint the other day near here. Two cops were in the Starbucks a couple stores down in the strip mall but obviously didn’t know anything happened until the call came in, re-routed, etc.


24 posted on 01/25/2013 2:20:49 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Migraine

LOL! Great!

At first I mistakenly read the headline as “1911 not best option” - I thought maybe he had got his hands on the new XD-S or something, or was maybe a 12 gauge fan.

1911s rule.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 2:28:21 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Migraine

Excellent.


26 posted on 01/25/2013 2:42:16 PM PST by karnage
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To: rellimpank

Of the multiple times I had been involved in a violent episode I could have EASILY simply walked away, long gone, over the horizon, long before any cop ever showed after calling 911.


27 posted on 01/25/2013 2:58:18 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: rellimpank

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


28 posted on 01/25/2013 3:29:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: rellimpank; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Milwaukee sheriff tells public to arm themselves. Calling 911 isn’t best option.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


29 posted on 01/25/2013 7:13:38 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sheriff David Clarke -- appointed by a Republican Governor. Calls himself a Democrat, but we all know how he votes ;-)

30 posted on 01/25/2013 7:22:17 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Gator113

Sheriffs are elected. Police Chiefs are political appointments.


31 posted on 01/26/2013 6:45:04 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: Gator113

Sheriffs are elected. Police Chiefs are political appointments.


32 posted on 01/26/2013 6:45:22 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: Gator113
Has anyone noticed that it is the Sheriffs that have taken the public stand on these life and death issues?

Here is what I just wrote to my democrat state Senator:

Sen. Prozanski,

Thank you for the town hall meeting you held in Roseburg the other night. It is so important to me that you take time out of your busy schedule to meet face to face with your constituents.

I was concerned that not one voter asked about your stance on any new gun legislation that may be introduced in the Oregon senate this session.

A new law or set of laws will only restrict law abiding citizens. Criminals will not all of a sudden say, "Oh I better not violate this new law the Oregon senate just passed," no it only affects law abiding citizens and since they are not the problem, only enforcement of existing laws will help with these violent and mentally deranged criminal's.

Our duly elected Sheriff, Hanlan, has stated in a letter to the VP of the US that he will not enforce any unconstitutional laws passed by the politicians in Washington DC, I imagine he would say the same about unconstitutional laws passed by the Oregon politicians.

I beg of you do not make guns that millions of law abiding citizens own LEGALLY, illegal. Most will not comply with an unconstitutional infringement on our 2nd amendment right, plus I have the assurance that my Sheriff, elected by the citizens of Douglas County as their chief law enforcement officer in Douglas County will not comply either. Respectfully, Diana Woodward Sutherlin, OR

33 posted on 01/26/2013 8:39:51 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: thirst4truth

Well done!!


34 posted on 01/26/2013 9:08:19 AM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: DoodleDawg

On last night’s Duck Dynasty episode, Phil said, “Where I live, I AM nine-one-one.”


35 posted on 01/26/2013 9:12:36 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: andyk

Sheriff Clarke felt that long since before he was Sheriff. He has been a lurker here for a long time, since at least 2000, when he attended our FReeper organized post election rallies in Milwaukee.


36 posted on 01/26/2013 3:37:50 PM PST by LouD
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To: LouD

That’s awesome to hear - thanks for sharing that!


37 posted on 01/26/2013 7:13:45 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: savedbygrace
On last night’s Duck Dynasty episode, Phil said, “Where I live, I AM nine-one-one.”

In the city people can rely on 911. Where I'm at I need to rely on 9mm.

38 posted on 01/28/2013 6:15:10 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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