From a more left leaning paper than the MJS this is typical drivel .
Issue of the Week: Debating Concealed Carry
By Shepherd Express Staff
After the tragedy in Arizona, we are asking Wisconsin lawmakers, who will be introducing legislation to allow people to carry concealed weapons into restaurants and churches, to take a careful look at who, exactly, should be able to own guns and carry them in a concealed manner. We are asking the Republican lawmakers to please listen to those on the front lines, our police chiefs and elected district attorneys, when they craft their legislation.
It’s been widely reported that accused assassin Jared Loughner bought his Glock 19 and ammunition legally. Even after being suspended from community college and being told to get a mental health evaluation, Loughner was able to pass an instant background check and purchase a semiautomatic weapon.
But it’s been less widely reported that Arizona has some of the most lax gun control laws in the country. Arizona Republicans have enacted a number of laws that enable more residents to carry guns in more places. Arizona is now one of just three states that do not require a permit to carry concealed weapons. Guns are allowed in bars and restaurants (if the gun owner isn’t drinking), on school grounds when picking up or dropping off a child, and inside government buildings and the state Capitol. Workers can take their guns to work if they keep them in their locked cars, even if their workplace bans firearms. A Washington Post investigation found that Arizona is a “net exporter” of guns that are seized in crimes, meaning that guns purchased in that state are being used in crimes elsewhere.
According to gun-lobby logic, with all of these guns on Arizona’s streets, a fast-acting concealed weapon carrier should have taken down Loughner. Instead, fast-acting bystanders foiled the shooter without pulling out their weapons as Loughner attempted to reload his Glock.
We’re fully expecting that Wisconsin Republicans will introduce some sort of firearms legislation during this session. We’re asking them to carefully consider the impact of more guns on the streets of Wisconsin—because an Arizona-style free-for-all isn’t going to keep Wisconsin residents safer.
http://youtu.be/xWgVGu3OR4U AACFI, Wisconsin / Minnesota Carry Certified. Action Pistol & Advanced Action pistol concepts + Urban Carbine course. When the entitlement Zombies begin looting, pillaging, raping, burning & killing..remember HEAD SHOTS it's the only way to kill a Zombie. Stockpile food & water now.
Please support your local,county, state & Federal Law enforcement agencies, right ???
who gives a rat's butt what the left says; article made me jealous though, the list of places they can carry.
It's a good thing that I live in IL. We have some of the most strict gun laws, the strictest when it comes to carrying (NO carry). Thankfully there is 0 gun violence here, thanks to all of those laws.
If only every state would follow suit, the entire nation would be a much safer place. THINK OF THE CHILDREN
**woah, Mayor Daley just possessed my body for a minute there....where am I?
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
I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
The interesting thing about this story is that it shows that they know they've lost this battle. THEY are the ones trying to make the compromise this time and not us. They are; albeit in a restrained manner, begging for conservative lawmakers to pay attention to them. The roll has been reversed.
Lex malla, lex nulla
"A Washington Post investigation found that Arizona is a “net exporter” of guns that are seized in crimes, meaning that guns purchased in that state are being used in crimes elsewhere."
And here I was thinking all crime guns came from Milwaukee and the Green Bay online dealer!
Libtard rantings can create fear and panic in the timid. While we can discard their diatribe as the crap it really is, not everyone has more brain cells than a pine board. The liberal voice unfortunately tends to be the loudest and thus the most heard. History should show us their fear mongering can produce the results they seek, so we do need to stand vigilant.
What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?
Hate to let a good crisis go to waist.
"To sin by silence, when we should protest makes cowards out of men."
Ella Wheeler Cox
We must contact our lawmakers today, tomorrow and the next day to remind them of Constitutional Carry.
Laws are not written because of the actions of many, they are wrtiten because of the inactions of many.
local paper this am says left trying to capitalize on frenzy over shooting, but not getting anywhere in the congress, nor the white house. if a left falls in the forest, and there's no one from the government there to hear it, does it make a bill (before congress)?
Anyway, I hope the IL guys are having as much success as we are up here. It'd be nice not to have a huge cultural rift so close by. That'll cause problems with 911 calls I think.
Last edited by RR_Broccoli; 01-14-2011 at 08:22 AM.
seems like the police are jealous of anyone whos level of ability to protect themselves meets or exceeds theirs, and the Sheriff's recognize the Constitution, and appreciate the citizen, his rights, and all the help they (the sheriff) can get.
Anyone else ever notice how anti-gun rights people always use the "I don't want guns at restaurants, churches and my children's little league game" argument? Anyone else find that sickening and manipulative? I mean, what about these places mean you aren't allowed to defend yourself???
My wife and I have a trip planned for April for that reason! Just to check into a few options out there for us. It's been in the works for 3-4 months, and yes Constitutional Carry did play a factor for me at least, but then so did the snow blower that refuses to start until it feels like running!
Now when Wisconsin gets Constitutional carry I may have a harder choice to make.
When you answer that I will gladly surrender my 4 concealed carry permits and my Utah Concealed Firearm Instructor Permit and move into the heart of the most gun-safe city in the USA - Chicago.
My cats support the Second Amendment. NRA Life Member, NRA Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, & Personal Protection - NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Utah BCI Certified Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor.
"Permission Slips" from Utah, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. _ Verily, thou shalt not fiddle with thine firearm whilst in the bathroom stall, lest thine spouse seek condolences from thine friends.