But he told me to arm myself

Booze and guns — always a winning combination! Brilliant:

An intoxicated woman in Milwaukee says that she fired a weapon during an argument with her niece because she had heard Wisconsin Sheriff David A. Clarke’s radio ad saying that citizens should get “in the game” and arm themselves instead of calling 911.

A criminal complaint obtained by the Journal Sentinel indicated that 36-year-old Makisha Cooper had told police that she was following Clarke’s advice that “simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option.”

Cooper said “that she knows her rights regarding having a firearm because she heard Sheriff Clarke on the radio stating that she could own a gun to protect herself,” according to the complaint.

Police determined that a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun that she presented to them had recently been fired. Cooper explained that she had fired the gun once in connection to a fight she was having with her niece.

A preliminary breath test found that she had a blood-alcohol content of .13 percent.

Cooper was charged with use of a dangerous weapon while intoxicated and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. She could spend up to 18 months in jail and faces $20,000 in fines if convicted on both misdemeanor counts.

h/t Ron.

4 Responses to But he told me to arm myself

  1. DBK January 31, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    A gun in the home is 43 times as likely to shoot a family member or someone else who lives in the home than an intruder. This fact has made me re-examine my position on gun control. If we could up that figure and get the gun owners to shoot themselves and their own families more frequently, I would support less gun control.

  2. Dr. S January 31, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Well, she’s in the game now. Think she’s having a good time?

  3. Ron January 31, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    What’s really rich is now Sheriff Clarke’s saying that what he said and what she did are “two separate things.” Apparently, when he said people should “get a gun and get in the game” instead of calling 911, he wasn’t including persons of color.

  4. Cos January 31, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    How about also charging her with endangering a child…wasn’t she arguing with her niece?

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