Sheriff Clarke Responds To Blaming Concealed-Carry Permit Holders For Milwaukee Homicides

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As we told you in a story posted yesterday, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn recently blamed high crime on law-abiding gun owners who have concealed-carry permits

In an interview with USA Today, Flynn said: “I can tell you anecdotally we’re seeing a number of shootings involving concealed-carry permit holders—many of whom have extensive criminal records. But I’m not allowed to tell you how many or whom, because the law has been carefully written to prevent analysis of that information.”

Upon hearing about Flynn’s remarks, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke immediately weighed in on the issue, sending us the following statement:

This anti-gun liberal is doing what liberals do best. Blame the law-abiding citizen for incidents of violent crime. He knows no shame as he   manufactures fake news about concealed-carry permit holders.

To date, Milwaukee has had 138 homicides, compared to 145 in 2015. This is one of the highest per-capita homicide rates in the country. Many of these are senseless killings in drive-bys; drug- and gang-related incidents; instances of domestic violence; and innocent people becoming caught in a crossfire. You can count on one hand the number of these involving a concealed-carry permit, and of those, most involved self-defense.

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18 Comments on Sheriff Clarke Responds To Blaming Concealed-Carry Permit Holders For Milwaukee Homicides

  1. From the lying Milwaukee Police Chief: “I can tell you anecdotally we’re seeing a number of shootings involving concealed-carry permit holders—many of whom have extensive criminal records.”

    A lie on it’s face; to be a concealed-carry permit holder in any state, you cannot have an “extensive criminal record”.

  2. Gun control from the left has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with control. We need a big efing reset on the 2cnd, and everything I’m reading says the legislation is already written. I hope DJT “penetrates” them with it. I can’t wait to watch that battle in Cali. Especially when Law Enforcement a most DA’s are telling our law makers that they’ve gone way to far.

  3. I’m on my way over to the Law and Justice building in Bozeman, MT to renew my concealed carry permit today. I know for a fact that were I to have amassed a criminal record since my current permit was issued I’d be wasting my time seeking this renewal. The Milwaukee LEO charlatan is firmly in the tank for his party betters. Thank you Sheriff Clarke!

  4. Don’t understand how Flynn still has a job. Lying is not tolerated in the Law Enforcement Profession. Like others in his line of work who’ve lied, he should be stripped of credentials, prohibited for life from ever working in Law Enforcement again.

  5. This is what Liberals and Progressives do. They lie. If the facts don’t substantiate their positions, they make up new facts, self-proclaime them, and then stand by their lies and fabrications like rabid bull dogs.

  6. Flynn should be asked to explain his comment about people with extensive criminal histories have concealed carry permits.
    If they do, then the review process needs to be changed. Carefully.
    Or maybe he is playing the prog?

  7. Joe6pak – I agree – President-Elect Trump needs to hire Sheriff Clarke for an important cabinet post. Something with law enforcement or prosecution.

    I’d be honored to shake Sheriff Clarke’s hand and tell him Thank You.

  8. Criminals don’t allow the law to infringe on their 2nd Amendment rights by applying for concealed carry permits. The police chief of Milwaukee should know that.

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