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    Head WAVE goul Letter to Milwaukee JS regarding their editorial supporting concealed carry in exchange for more rigid firearm laws.

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/83391262.html

    Why the change?
    We are bewildered by the Journal Sentinel's readiness to back legalization of carrying concealed weapons for several reasons.

    Most importantly, although proponents of concealed-carry laws claim "more guns, less crime," the research is clear: The legalization of carrying concealed weapons does not decrease overall violent crime as promised. However, it is associated with an increase in firearm homicides. As a gun violence prevention organization, guided by empirical evidence, we have opposed and will continue to oppose a policy that may well lead to more firearm murders.

    Also, since we currently have a lower firearm death rate than the vast majority of states with "shall issue" laws, the argument that we should change our law just because most other states have done so is absurd and reckless. Why would we try to emulate any state that has more of a firearm violence problem than we do?

    Rather, we should be promoting a legislative package that will actually reduce gun violence. According to researchers, that package should require criminal background checks prior to all gun sales, including the unregulated, private gun sales that occur at gun shows, through newspaper ads, in alleyways, over the Internet, out of the trunks of cars and at kitchen tables.

    No trade-off should be necessary to pass this legislation; it is supported by 84% of likely voters in Wisconsin, including seven of 10 of Wisconsin's National Rifle Association members. Trying to construct a deal that includes concealed carry in an effort to appease the NRA lobbyists from Virginia and their favorite legislators in the Wisconsin Legislature is unwarranted and dangerous.

    Jeri Bonavia
    WAVE Educational Fund
    Milwaukee

    Whenlegislation regarding concealed carry occurs I will parapharse her ina communication to my (non-Milwaukee) legislators:

    Trying to construct a deal that includes more anti-fire arm ownership laws in an effort to appeaseWAVEandpolice departmentlobbyists from Milwaukee and their favorite legislators in the Wisconsin Legislature is unwarranted and dangerous to rights embodied in the United States and Wisconsin constitutions.

    When in danger you can dial 911 and hope for the police to arrive a few minutes later armed with guns.
    Why do police carry guns?

    The Joyce Foundation funded firearm control empire:
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    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

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    protias wrote: Thanks.
    When in danger you can dial 911 and hope for the police to arrive a few minutes later armed with guns.
    Why do police carry guns?

    The Joyce Foundation funded firearm control empire:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lFundingR1.png

    "Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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