“The American people will decide when to push back, not me.”

Steve Watson
Feb 21, 2013

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. has defended his comments on The Alex Jones Show earlier this week under criticism from local reporters who said his remarks that strict gun legislation could lead to a “second American Revolution” were inflammatory.

Clarke told Jones’ listeners that he would consider any federal order to confiscate guns as “an act of tyranny,” and said that he would refuse to enforce it in his county.

“I believe that if somebody tried to enforce something of that magnitude, you would see the second coming of an American Revolution, the likes of which would make the first revolution pale by comparison.” the Sheriff urged.

That comment did not sit well with hacks at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who accused Clarke of engaging in “attention-grabbing media appearances” on a “conspiracy-peddling radio show.”

In a piece (which we will not link to) clearly designed to draw some much needed readership from Infowars’ audience, one reporter makes several baiting remarks about Alex Jones, while extensively quoting from our article on Sheriff Clarke’s comments earlier this week.

When the Sentinel reporter questioned Clarke’s appearance and his comments, the Sheriff responded in an email stating “I didn’t know I needed your approval… When did people stop being entitled to their opinion?”

On the topic of the “Second Revolution” comments, Clarke told the newspaper “I’m sure in 1776 that idea seemed way out there, too, at the time,” the sheriff wrote. “The American people will decide when to push back, not me.”

“I was interviewed by (CNN host) Piers Morgan. Now there’s a guy with some whacked-out views.” Clarke also wrote in the email.

“I’ve done dozens of interviews over a simple 30-second radio ad,” Clarke told the Journal Sentinel. “I didn’t ask for one of them.”

The Journal Sentinel has been somewhat critical of Sheriff Clarke since he publicly urged the citizens he serves to consider learning firearm safety rather than rely on law enforcement and government to protect them.

In a message posted on the Sheriff’s website, Clarke recently wrote “I need you in the game, but are you ready? With officers laid-off and furloughed, simply calling 9-1-1 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared?”

“Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?” the message urged.

Watch Sheriff Clarke’s appearance on The Alex Jones Show below: