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Sheriff Urges Citizens to “Arm Themselves”

A Wisconsin sheriff is urging citizens to arm themselves because police cannot get to them fast enough to save them.

Screen shot 2013-02-19 at 10.12.50 PMThe LA Times reported:

[the]”Democratic sheriff issued a recorded public safety announcement on the radio and on the Web that encouraged residents to take their lives into their own hands.

Here’s the full transcript:

 

“I’m Sheriff David Clarke and I want to talk to you about something personal: your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game. But are you ready? With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family.”

 

 

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