By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published Feb 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

One thing about the debate over gun control is that Milwaukee’s two big law enforcement officers are becoming national spokesmen.

Police chief Edward Flynn is slated to appear on "Anderson Cooper 360" tonight on CNN at 8 p.m. This follows his biting discussion and firm slap down of Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham yesterday during congressional hearings.

Flynn thus joins Sheriff David A. Clarke who has enjoyed some national fame as a result of his ongoing battle to urge citizens to arm themselves because his office might not arrive in time to prevent a break-in.

Two cops dueling on national TV. And they both belong to us.

Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.