A Wisconsin sheriff is telling the public not to count on 9-1-1 in case of emergencies. This is from a radio ad Sheriff David Clarke is airing in Milwaukee:
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?
Statistics show that armed civilians are more likely to shoot themselves or someone other than a violent criminal, assuming that said criminal doesn’t take the gun and turn it on the homeowner.
By the way, the cutbacks in police officers in Wisconsin is thanks to budget cuts by the Republicans. So maybe it should be those elected officials who are handed the firearms and told to go out there when the 9-1-1 call comes in.