Posts Tagged ‘Sheriff David Clarke’

That is the title of a forum that was held at the Heritage Foundation yesterday.  With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, author of the majority opinion in the landmark Second Amendment case, District of Columbia v. Heller, appears to be more in danger than ever.   Hillary Clinton has said more than once that the Court got it wrong and she will appoint a justice that will assist in overturning it.  Three distinguished individuals discussed whether gun control measures are effective at preventing violence or do they end up doing more harm than good as well as whether gun control restrictions constitutional.  The three panelists were:

John Lott
Author of The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies

Nelson Lund
Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

David Clarke, Jr.
Sheriff, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. has had enough of the so-called “Black Lives Matter” movement.  Clarke has called the movement “a political construct that has nothing to do with black lives.” Following a weekend in Milwaukee that saw Black Lives Matter extremists, along with anarchists, burn down businesses and attack innocent bystanders, Sheriff Clarke was interviewed on NRA News’ Frontlines, hosted by Lt. Col Oliver North. Speaking about Black Lives Matter, Clarke asserts, “It’s a dangerous, hateful, destructive ideology,” and that they are “purveyors of hate toward American police officers.” He also takes on the political correct portrayal of the extremist ideology as some type of new civil rights movement: “How did we fall this fast? From Rosa Parks to Mike Brown.” The Milwaukee County Sheriff also points out that Brown, along with Eric Garner and Freddie Gray, “are criminals who engaged in behavior that contributed to what happened to them.”


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The NRA (or specifically the NRA Foundation) has a new national campaign touting the NRA as Freedom’s Safest Place. It consist of seven ads featuring people like Marcus Luttrell , Sheriff David Clarke, and Lt. Col. Oliver North all with a particular them.  One of those themes reaches out to the fastest growing segment of the gun owning community and features Dana Loesch .  She explains that she’s a mom, and like millions of American’s, that’s why she owns guns.

They aren’t as much a membership promotion as they address broad themes like our military as heros (North), our law enforcement as people of honor (Clark), and jihadist enemies of freedom (Luttrell) as a statement of values that NRA members believe..

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