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Milwaukee sheriff: calling 911 not best option; take a firearms course

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

MILWAUKEE, WS (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin released a new public service announcement regarding gun safety on Thursday, January 24th that is getting attention for its bluntness.

In the PSA, Sheriff David Clarke says, “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared?”

He goes on to say, “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”

CLICK HERE to listen to the PSA

The PSA is one in a series of ads being run by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. The other ads address drunk driving and texting while driving. The ads will be running on multiple radio stations within southeast Wisconsin.

Sheriff Clarke was unavailable for comment on the PSA on Friday, January 25th. But his spokesperson says the PSA speaks for itself.

Are there any Oklahoma counties with a sheriff that would do something similar? With the gun control debate raging in full force, you never know.