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    Rep. Ripp, O誰eil talk [2A] issues at forum. Daily Register WiscNews.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyn Jerde
    Numerous questions addressed issues related to firearms.

    Ripp said "there is a place" for carrying concealed firearms, as long as those who are issued carry permits receive training. In the coming legislative session, he said, it's likely that this issue will emerge on several fronts - including, possibly, moves to forbid alcohol use by those carrying weapons, or allowing businesses to set their own policies as to whether they would allow people to carry guns on the premises.

    O'Neil said she is open to hearing the arguments related to open carrying of weapons, which she said would be, in many ways, preferable to carrying concealed weapons.

    But, in response to an audience question as to whether the public would be safer if more people were armed, O'Neil said - and Ripp agreed - that more people carrying weapons will not foster safety. Even law enforcement officers disagree with the prospect of having more people going armed in public, O'Neil said.

    "They don't think more guns on the street will solve the problem," she said.
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    Really, people being able to protect themselves is not going to help?

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    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

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    But, in response to an audience question as to whether the public would be safer if more people were armed, O'Neil said - and Ripp agreed - that more people carrying weapons will not foster safety. Even law enforcement officers disagree with the prospect of having more people going armed in public, O'Neil said.
    Does the same logic apply to the police carriage of arms? If so, lets go back to our roots and reestablish our deliberately unarmed constabulary.

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