David Clarke is encouraging people to arm themselves. Of course, later in the ad, he notes they should be trained and shit too, but hey…
When he says “We’re partners now,” I wonder how “partnery” he’s going to feel the first time one of these fine armed citizens mistakenly takes a shot at one of his deputies or inadvertently kills a bystander or whatever.
Nothing says, “I’m not really fully able to do my job as a law-enforcement official” like telling people “Hey, we had some cutbacks so lock and load!”
If you need me, I’ll be taking part in other fine law-enforcement partnerships like passing out parking tickets to people I don’t like and citing others for being deadly assholes.