Why Do You Own a Gun?
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke urged people to arm themselves so they could hold off criminals until police arrive, but Greenfield police said people should not get a gun out of fear police won't come.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke is getting lots of attention for his pro-gun public service announcement urging people to take up arms in case law enforcement can't arrive fast enough.
But Greenfield police said the fear tactics Clarke laid out—furloughs and lay-offs—aren't happening here, and that owning a firearm should be a personal and private decision.
People commented on our article about the difference of opinions between the law enforcement professionals, lining up on both sides themselves.
4Greenfield wrote: So proud to live in Greenfield. So glad we have a leader who obviously thinks before he speaks. Kudos to our chief for his well spoken comments.
But Darrel said: Sheriff Clarke is my hero. He is one of the few community leaders to have comon sense.