Sheriff Clarke Responds To Blaming Concealed-Carry Permit Holders For Milwaukee Homicides
Article first appeared at Shooting Illustrated.
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.” “That is a pattern in part due to an inability of [Chief] Flynn or anti-gun Mayor Tom Barrett to come up with a plan to reduce the pathologies that contribute to violence.”
— Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke
Upon hearing about Flynn’s remarks, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke immediately weighed in on the issue, sending us the following statement:
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