Sheriff Clarke warns gun control could bring the 'second coming of an American Revolution'

CREATED Feb. 20, 2013

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  • Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. Image by Journal Sentinel files

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke went on a radio show on Wednesday to warn about a "Second American Revolution" if police agencies are forced to enforce extreme gun control.

Clarke appeared on the show of Alex Jones, who is an anti-government host that regularly talks of government conspiracy theories. On the show, Clarke said even if ordered by the federal or state government, he would never seize anyone's gun.

"First of all, to me that would be an act of tyranny," Clarke said, according to the Journal Sentinel. "So the people in Milwaukee County do not have to worry about me enforcing some sort of order that goes out and collects everybody’s handgun or rifles or any kind of firearm and makes them turn them in."

He added that he believes the act would start something much larger.

“The reason is I don’t want to get shot. Because 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."

Listen to the full interview