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Just days after President Obama made the incredible – and non-credible – claim in a speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Chicago that, “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,” a sheriff has taken aim at both the president and the police organization.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke referred to Obama’s statement while noting IACP’s shift IACP from supporting longer prison sentences as a method for reducing crime to pushing gun control exclusively.

The police group has also announced its partnership with the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (NLEPPGV), which is committed to increased regulatory control of all gun purchases.

Sheriff Clarke has been a popular and outspoken advocate for law enforcement officers in his criticism of Black Lives Matter and others who see police as the problem rather than the solution to gun violence.

“The police chiefs who met in Chicago speak for themselves and not for the law enforcement profession,” said Clarke, adding that the decision of the IACP to align itself with the NLEPPGV “saddened” him.

“We, in law enforcement, have an obligation to be on the side of crime victims. 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.”

Clarke said he doubts Obama will be successful in repealing the Second Amendment in the fourteen months remaining in his term, but expressed concern about a possible Hillary Clinton administration attempting an gun confiscation policy if she is elected.

“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.”

Clinton has echoed Obama’s approval of the gun confiscation policy being implemented in Australia.

 

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