Dispatches from gun country: ‘As Sheriff, I swore to protect and defend the Constitution’
By Ben Philippi
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., photographed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sporting his Glock 17. (Photo: Ben Philippi)
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. this week accepted a federal appointment for assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Clarke has long been an advocate for the right of the people to keep and bear arms. He was kind enough to write an inspiring introduction to my book:
Trends come and go year-to-year and decade-to-decade. But what is presented in this spectacular book is not a trend but a constant.
Immortalized on the pages is the unwavering passion and allegiance to our American way of life. Ben has captured the timeless desire to uphold the great Second Amendment to our Nation’s greatest treasure – our Constitution.
The people in this book represent the incredible potential of the Constitution, where men and women from all regions of our United States, representing all manners and walks of our national life, come together as one.
If you look into their eyes, you see an unwavering allegiance, not only to their community, but to their partnership with her stewards in the law enforcement family. This means a great deal to me because I have, and continue to devote