They're listening!!A hearing scheduled for Thursday on the Assembly bill, which would require those carrying concealed weapons to obtain a license from the state Department of Justice, was canceled.
...an aide for Rep. Jeffrey Mursau, R-Crivits, who authored the Assembly bill, says the Senate bill will likely get a vote in both houses.
spokeswoman for Sen. Pam Galloway, R-Wausau, the author of the Senate concealed-carry bill, says the amendments are done and the bill is headed for a vote by the full Senate.
Wait, wait... you mean to tell me that for however many years WI has been a state, there hasn't been screening for people entering the Capitol, and it was the people exercising their free speech rights earlier this year that made lawmakers nervous enough to install it?Either armed civilians would have easy access to lawmakers and be allowed to attend sometimes heated committee meetings and protests; or weapons screening, put in place after weeks of protests earlier this year, would become a permanent fixture.
What problems have there been in the past? Is it only this latest batch of legislators who have managed to tick people off enough to get death threats? I find that hard to believe.
Another bonus!The State Public Defenders Office says repealing the misdemeanor offense of going armed with a concealed and dangerous weapon could save the agency about $102,000 a year