Spanky_McFarksalot: feckingmorons: I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.do they send a memo out with slogans and talking points?
feckingmorons: BronyMedic: Oh shiat. I just realized I was flipping you off in the last picture. totally unintentional.You're all over the map, or perhaps I don't get it. What exactly is your position on using a gun for self defense and what did the Sheriff do that you don't like?
Over_Zealously_Apathetic: I need to watch more westerns so I know how to live in this wonderful new America.
BarkingUnicorn: What's "the job?" Preventing crime or showing up after a crime to track down the criminal?What's "enough to do the job?" One cop per crime to be solved? A 24/7 cop at every home?
FarkinDaffy: Lived in MIlwaukee many years, and Wisconsin the rest. The problem with 911 is that they have to respond to all calls no matter what the call was about.This ties up resources constantly and takes them away from the real issues. Is MPD unstaffed? Sure, has been for quite a few years.Everyone keep cutting back not wanting to pay taxes and you end up in this situation. It didn't take months, it took years to get to this poing.
Gyrfalcon: Well, if people would stop calling 911 because their pizza is 20 minutes late or to ask when the Lakers game starts, maybe 911 response time would be better. And maybe if people didn't have such a hissy fit about paying their goddamn taxes, the police department wouldn't have to lay off so many cops, and there would be enough officers around to do the job.Anyone ever think of that?
Suckmaster Burstingfoam: ArkAngel: I heard this this morning. It struck me as very interesting and my first thought was that it was not only a strike out in favor of CC and gun safety, but also a passive-aggressive move towards increasing funding for the MSD.You've figured it out.It's notoriously impossible to fire police chiefs, but since this guy has now publicly admitted incompetence that threatens life and public order, they might have a chance.
feckingmorons: I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.
BronyMedic: rattchett: Tens of millons of Americans are armed and the vast majority (over 99.99%) are safe, law abiding decent people who would only ever shoot a person if left with no other option.Sorry, but no. This doesn't fly. While yes, the majority of gun owners are average Americans who really don't buy into the derp and hype, and own a weapon to hunt or protect themselves, it's far more of a problem than you seem willing to admit that "Responsible" gun owners go full retard in a public manner.
BronyMedic: super_grass: Lots of sound and fury over some cop stating the obvious.Should we also fire up the outrage machine when a fire chief tells us to learn fire safety and know how to put small ones out before they consume the house? I feel like the website is slowly being taken over by Consumerist commenters. Seriously, grow a pair.There's a difference between saying "Hey, if someone breaks into your house, defend yourself" and "Hey, take the law into your own hands because we can't protect you." One is encouraging responsible citizenship. The other is encouraging vigilante justice and inferring he's a miserable manager of his department.
Boojum2k: Be prepared to protect yourself, because the police probably won't be there to save you. What is so Goddamned controversial about that?
ArkAngel: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: ArkAngel: I heard this this morning. It struck me as very interesting and my first thought was that it was not only a strike out in favor of CC and gun safety, but also a passive-aggressive move towards increasing funding for the MSD.You've figured it out.It's notoriously impossible to fire police chiefs, but since this guy has now publicly admitted incompetence that threatens life and public order, they might have a chance.Can't be fired. He's not Chief of Police (that's Ed Flynn). He's the Sheriff, an elected position. And he's pretty popular.
xria: Wanebo: Ever call 911 in Milwaukee? Car theives could easily be in Chicago before the police will get there. There was a report of someone last year calling in a burglary in progress and the police took over 2 DAYS to respond. Yes. Days.David Clark telling people that they are working with the sherrifs department and that citizens might want to consider taking a certified responsible firearms handling course is not only justified and smart, it's thye exact opposite of "dumbass".Sure, if you basically decide you live in a 3rd world country that can't afford to maintain proper law and order.
RickN99: Over_Zealously_Apathetic: I need to watch more westerns so I know how to live in this wonderful new America.What America have you ever lived in where cops said "We take total responsibility for your safety"?The "wonderful new America" you mock about is the same old America, police-responsewise, that it's always been.
Jake Steed: Home protection is pretty much common sense and your responsibility. I won't go to slaughter like a lamb, unlike these libs.2 animals broke into their home, tied up the family in the basement and slit their daughters throats in front of them and let the couple watch the daughters cough and struggle and then ultimately drown in their own blood. My Norinco Mak 90 assures this will never occur in my home. It is my responsibility to protect my family and I won't fail like this lib.
feckingmorons: Something bad has already happened if someone has to call 911 for the police.When seconds count the police will be there in minutes.I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.
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