Sheriff Clarke suggests arming yourself MILWAUKEE (WITI) The Milwaukee County Sheriffs Office released a new public service announcement regarding gun safety on Thursday, January 24th that is getting attention for its bluntness. In the PSA, Sheriff David Clarke says, With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared? ... You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. Were partners now. Can I count on you? Jacob Schneider is a firearms instructor at the MGS Group attached directly to the Shooters Shop in West Allis is happy someone has finally spoken up about the need to own a gun, He is saying we are responsible, in a lot of cases for our own personal safety. If he does not feel he is capable of doing this, and hes not qualified to take on this role of public safety, he should resign and he should do it today, said Jeri Bonavia of the non-profit Wisconsin Anti-violence Effort. Bonavia says Clarke is asking citizens to become vigilantes. ... The office of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement: Apparently Sheriff David Clark (sp) is auditioning for the next Dirty Harry movie. Really? Are we turning the country into Tombstone now?