Matt Lauer brought an issue to the "panel of experts" yesterday regarding a PSA from Sheriff David Clarke encouraging citizens to take a certified safety course to learn how to use firearms to defend themselves until the police can get there. You can hear the entire PSA in this news report I found on YouTube here:
Here is a transcript:
"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 handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We're partners now. Can I count on you?"
Public outcry has varied from support to outrage. Where do you stand on this particular issue?
It's Feedback Friday...
What is your impression of the PSA from Sheriff David Clarke?