Milwaukee sheriff speaks out against mayor and police chief on gun violence

In recent months, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett and police chief Edward Flynn have challenged and criticized state leaders, specifically Governor Scott Walker, while addressing Wisconsin gun violence.  They claim “urban prejudice” because shootings have increased since a 2011 law was passed permitting gun owners to carry without concealing.  American Thinker interviewed Milwaukee County sherriff David Clarke regarding his opinion. The mayor and police chief stated their position: “This community has to face the reality that the gun laws that this state has put forward over the last few years, as proud as it makes the governor and legislature feel, has resulted in more guns on the streets in the City of Milwaukee.”  Clarke contends that this is a “political hit job by the entire Wisconsin Democrats, a political smear.  They neglect to consider that the violence has been going on for quite some time.” He wants people to...(Read Full Post)

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