Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Tim Brown
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has opened up about the recent gun control push by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Obama’s talks regarding an Australian-style gun confiscation plan here in the united States.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart, Sheriff Clarke was asked about the recent focus change by the IACP from longer prison sentences for criminals to exclusively pushing gun control, partnering with the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (NLEPPGV).
“I was extremely disappointed when I heard that my fellow law enforcement executive colleagues had gotten into bed with Obama and his gun confiscation mission,” said Clarke. “That’s really what it’s about. It’s not about reducing violence, it’s not about reducing mass murder or suicides. The real intent of Obama and these gun groups is gun confiscation and they know they are going to have to do it step by step. They’re not going to be able to go after that today, as there would be fierce blowback. So they are doing it in stealth ways and this IACP meeting is one of those ways.”
Though Clarke said that police chiefs who met in Chicago “speak for themselves” and not for “the law enforcement profession,” he was saddened that the IACP had aligned themselves with the NLEPPGV.
“We, in law enforcement, have an obligation to be on the side of crime victims,” he told Breitbart. “Not on the side of the criminal element. Gun control has nothing to do with the crime and violence that these chiefs see in their cities on a daily basis and they know it. But many of them, especially in your large urban centers, are under the thumb of anti-gun, soft on crime, mayors. And they have to sing from the same sheet of music that their mayors are singing from.
“But the crime and violence we see in our cities and counties is not the result of a lack of background checks, and these chiefs know that,” he continued. “The research and data are there. Criminals don’t care about laws in general and they don’t care about gun laws or gun restrictions. They will find a way to get around those. And that’s why I ultimately say that the chiefs’ push for more gun control has nothing to do with reducing violence. Rather, it has to do with gun confiscation.”
Clarke also made reference to Obama’s speech to the IACP last week, in which he not only made the ridiculous statement, “I reject any narrative that seeks to divide the police and the communities they serve,” which is clearly the opposite of what he has been doing (just look at Ferguson, New York, Baltimore, etc.), but also said, “It is easier for young people in this city and [communities around the country] to buy a gun than it is to buy a book.”
Clark believes this type of rhetoric is being used to manipulate the people of America into accepting more illegal gun control measures. So far though, the people have withstood against that temptation, and rightly so.
Both Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton have made reference to Australian-style gun bans and open talk of repealing the Second Amendment following the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon at the first of October.
Sheriff Clarke doesn’t believe that Obama will be able to see gun confiscation during his term in office. However, he did show concern if Clinton were to be elected.
“But even they know it’s down the road,” he said. “I don’t know how far, but these people are slick, they are stealth in how they go about it. What they do is lay the groundwork, they pave the road approaching their ultimate goal of confiscation.”
“What Obama will try to do with his remaining time in office is further weaken the Second Amendment and frustrate the ability of people to keep and bear arms and purchase guns without having to jump through unreasonable hoops,” he added. “Then the next person will take it step further, then the next person, then the next, and suddenly you realize gun confiscation is within reach. And that is their goal.”
Finally, Clarke warned, “Between now and then they will go step by step, slowly conditioning the American people to buy into the lie.”
Already, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has opened the door to an Australian-style gun ban in a recent ruling regarding the New York SAFE Act. These tyrants are moving slowly but surely in a manner reminiscent of the tyrants of our forefathers. Let us remember what our forefathers did when Britain came a calling for their arms… they gave them the lead first!