Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke warned of a second American revolution if gun control and gun confiscation passed and said he would not enforce laws requiring confiscation in his county while speaking with Alex Jones, Infowars reported Tuesday.
“First of all, to me that would be an act of tyranny," he said of the gun control measures currently under consideration. "So the people in Milwaukee County do not have to worry about me enforcing some sort of order that goes out and collects everybody’s handgun, or rifles, or any kind of firearm and makes them turn them in.”
“The reason is I don’t want to get shot, because I believe that if somebody tried to enforce something of that magnitude, you would see the second coming of an American revolution, the likes of which would make the first revolution pale by comparison," he added.
In January, Clarke issued a public safety message urging citizens to get training from a certified gun safety course so they could properly 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 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," he said in the ad.
Across the country, law enforcement officers, state legislators and firearm manufacturers have responded to attempts to pass gun confiscation laws at the federal and state level.
A growing number of gun makers have said, for example, that they would no longer do business with the State of New York after lawmakers passed strict gun control laws.
Responding to a gun confiscation bill in Missouri, a GOP state representative proposed making it a felony to introduce gun control measures.
In Washington State, lawmakers have introduced a bill that would nullify federal gun control laws in that state.
For many, the numerous gun control measures being considered have nothing to do with gun safety, and Sheriff Clarke agreed.
“This is about attacking the Second Amendment, it’s about going after the wrong crowd," he said. According to the sheriff, much of the violence he sees is not committed by criminals using the guns lawmakers want to ban.
“Government control cannot go on as long as people have some sort of ability to say ‘hey wait just a doggone minute,'" he added. “That’s what the government fears, they don’t really fear the criminals, they support the criminals. What they fear is a law abiding person.”
Video of Sheriff Clarke's comments can be seen here.
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