Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke aired a radio ad in which he told residents that they really can't rely upon 911 any more, and therefore they must use firearms to defend themselves.
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 9-1-1 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. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?
Nice to hear coming from law enforcement: 'We're totally incompetent, so you're on your own. Fire away!'
This is another nice Republican side-effect of budget cuts and eliminating "government workers." Fewer police equals more gun ownership.