Monday, January 28, 2013

Milwaukee "Dirty Harry" Gun Debate

It looks like the Mayor of Milwaukee is unhappy with the radio ad the Sheriff release recently.  I highlighted the ad here.  Fox News is reporting that the Mayor thinks the ad goes too far.
"That doesn't sound too smart," Felber said. "People have the right to defend themselves, but they don't have the right to take the law into their own hands.
The only problem with your assessment, Mr. Mayor, is that The People aren't taking the law into their hands. A libertarian could argue that the law is in the hands of The People. That is the proper place for it, and through their elected representatives, they've protected themselves with Castle Doctrine.

Sheriff Clarke responds:
"Personally I've never seen the Dirty Harry movie -- but if that's all the mayor can come up with, that's pretty weak," he said. "I think that what's going on in the city of Milwaukee on his watch is kind of, you know -- it looks like he doesn't have much to say, he doesn't have much to offer and that's okay.

"My job is to protect the public," he said.
I think that Sheriff Clarke has the better handle on the problem, and Mayor Felber is only promoting failed policies.


Old NFO said...

Sounds more like the Mayor is getting some push back from the community all of a sudden about where his funds are being spent... :-0

Anonymous said...

Great post PawPaw. However, Roy Felber is the president of the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association and Tom Barret (Super Liberal) is the Mayor of the City of Milwaukee.

Jerry Harper
Mindoro, WI