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Bill Berry: Firearm fantasies not likely to end well
BILL BERRY | state columnist madison.com | (25) Comments | Posted: Monday, July 4, 2011 7:00 am
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STEVENS POINT – Any day now, after the governor signs the bill, Wisconsin will be a concealed carry state, which makes a lot of people feel so much safer.
Most of the rest of the country is already safe because 48 other states allow people to pack guns — including Pennsylvania, where 32 people were shot on a recent violent weekend in Philadelphia.
Anyway, I’m going to go right out and get myself a permit to carry my 12-gauge shotgun beneath my coat as soon as I find a coat big enough to hide it because, let’s face it, a 12-gauge is a lot more accurate than a punky little pistol.
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald crowed that the new law is a great victory for the people of Wisconsin and the Second Amendment. He may be an expert on these matters, since his daddy heads up the State Patrol. I wonder what the state troopers who actually work the highways and byways think about it. Folks who make their living in law enforcement generally decry gun violence and call for tougher gun laws. But pay no attention to them. They only make a living dealing with violence.
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