Monday, January 28, 2013
Area law enforcement officials respond to Milwaukee County Sheriff's message about gun owners fighting back and "simply calling 9-1-1 and waiting is no longer your best option."
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s personal safety message, which called on Milwaukee County gun owners to “fight back” and take a certified gun safety course, started a media firestorm as Clarke appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. The inquiries came after Clarke issued the following public service announcement: I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal…your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport; 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 …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Wisconsin gets armed as Conceal Carry Law takes effect.
As Wisconsin becomes a conceal carry state, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Justice are working overtime to meet state deadlines. Handgun licenses have soared by 50 percent, within weeks about 56,000 or roughly one percent of the state's population will have a conceal carry licenses, and the state's handgun hotline has been ringing off the hook, according to an article in the Journal Sentinel. As of Dec. 11, a total of 24,821 people had had permits approved by the state and only a small number - 296 people - have been denied, according to new DOJ statistics. The article highlighted one Greendale man, Jeff Szymanski, who said he got his license in about 33 days, but he didn't expect to use it. To read the full story, click here.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
But one brother had an unusual question.
Correction: The incident in which Michael Yocco was accidentally shot did not involve any other Yocco family members. Caledonia Patch apologizes for the error. Two brothers are in police custody after they threatened one another with weapons as they fought over cigarettes. And police say at 10:12 am on Tues., Nov. 22, the one brother could be the first person in Wisconsin to lose his carry conceal weapon permit. Carry conceal weapon permits just started being issued in November. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, Michael Yocco, 28, and his brother, Christopher Yocco, 25, of Caledonia, were arrested for disorderly conduct and first degree recklessly endangering safety at their home at 4541 Carter Drive. The brothers …