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Sheriff airs radio ad in favor of gun use

A Wisconsin sheriff is airing a radio ad that says 911 isn't citizens' best option and they should learn to handle firearms to defend themselves.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. released the radio ad this week, telling residents that when it comes to personal safety: "I need you in the game."

Clarke also says that because of layoffs and furloughs, calling 911 and waiting is no longer the best option. He says citizens can beg for mercy, hide or "fight back."

Roy Felber, president of the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association, says the ad sounds like a call to vigilantism.

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