Who is to blame for gang violence? The Milwaukee Police Chief has a different opinion than what you might expect. Are legally armed citizens to blame for violence in Wisconsin?

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From: fox6now.com

Community leaders and law enforcement officials on Monday, June 26th hosted a town hall meeting to discuss violence in Milwaukee, and how to go about bringing peace to the city. It served as an opportunity for neighbors to ask blunt questions of officials. The conversation covered some controversial subjects, including guns.

At the Wisconsin Black Historical Society on Monday evening, Arizona-based policing expert Michael Scott promoted “problem-oriented policing.”

He said the three keys of it are: neighborhood knowledge, crime data analysis and community partnership.

“If you’ve got those three elements and police management that is supportive of this work, you have got 90% of what you need to do this policing,” Scott said.

It is an urgent issue, given the violence over the last three years. Homicides are right where they were at this time last year. There have been fewer than in 2015, but still an increase from previous years.

The same holds for non-fatal shootings.

The audience was able to submit written questions for the panel. One asked Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn whether Wisconsin’s concealed carry law contributes to the violence. Flynn said it does, saying because only convicted felons are barred from permits, so-called “human holsters” with cleaner records hold guns for big-time drug dealers.

“It’s an irresponsible law passed by irresponsible legislatures who are more interested in ideological points and I’d sure as hell like some more community outrage about that because that’s what driving the violence in this city and too many public officials are silent on it,” Flynn said.

Mike Crivello, president of the Milwaukee Police Association, the police union took issue with Flynn’s comments.

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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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