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Woman: Sheriff said OK for her to arm herself

Published On: Jan 29 2013 05:32:51 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 29 2013 05:38:21 PM CST
MILWAUKEE -

A Milwaukee woman accused of firing a gun says the sheriff said it was OK for her to arm herself.

Police approached 36-year-old Makisha Cooper Saturday about firing a gun. According to the complaint, Cooper told police she heard Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. on the radio "that she could own a gun to protect herself."

Clarke aired a radio ad last week telling Milwaukee-area residents not to count on a rapid police response to 911 calls and instead to take a gun safety course.

Cooper later told police she fired a gun once outside a house after getting into a fight with her niece, according to the complaint.

In a statement, the sheriff said "there is no parallel" between this case and what he said.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Cooper is charged with two misdemeanor counts.

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