My name is Robert Farago and I am a gun rights extremist. I reckon there shouldn’t be ANY laws restricting the right to keep and bear arms. No background checks, no concealed carry licenses, no government infringement whatsoever. In other words, I take the Second Amendment as writ. There aren’t a lot of journalists who ascribe to that interpretation, or anything even close. There are even fewer 2A loud n’ proud politicians. Or police. But there is Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Jr. As you know, or should know . . .
Sheriff Clarke is solidly, publicly and now famously pro-gun. As the Fox News interview above indicates, Clarke believes the Founding Fathers enacted the Second Amendment to discourage and defeat government tyranny. Right answer! Clarke also knows which side of the fence he sits as a defender of firearms freedom. And who sits on the other side . . .
Fresh off his victory in Wednesday’s primary, pro-gun rights incumbent sheriff of Milwaukee County, David Clarke, Jr. appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” to fire back at former New York City mayor and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg.
Bloomberg’s Independence USA super PAC spent $150,000 to air a series of television ads targeting Clarke’s conservative pro-gun policies. But according to Clarke, Bloomberg’s efforts to influence the election backfired.
“He came in and thought he could spread a few hundred thousand dollars around to take a prized catch away that he could march around the country with in his failed crusade — his anti-gun crusade — and he could hold me up as an example of what might happen to others if they don’t get on board with him,” Clarke said. “But that didn’t work here. The public was actually turned off by it.”
Bloomberg’s loss is Americans’ gain. Regardless of the political calculus that Sheriff Clarke made to ensure his victory in the Democratic primary, we have in him a forceful, forthright spokesman for our natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. One who can now rub former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s nose in his failure to oust a defender of liberty. As Jackie Gleason used to say, how sweet it is!