From 2009 to 2013, (when their cooling off 48 hour wait was removed) the rate of violent crime in South Dakota went up by more than 70 percent.Irresponsible recklessness isn't that same as "freedom," no matter how Republicans package it.
(Since Wisconsin passed concealed carry:) From 2011 to 2013, the violent crime rate in Wisconsin went up by more than 17 percent. The rate of murders committed by guns in our state went up by more than 28 percent.
And wouldn't you know it, the guy pushing more gun lunacy is former police officer, recall election loser, and now public dole recipient State Sen. Van Wanggaard. He's already trying to do away with the 48 hour cooling off period, so starting the "guns in schools" drum beat is the next logical step, right?
In the WKOW video, check out the disheveled trash sitting next to him; Rep. Joel Kleefisch, the guy who brought us hunting near schools and in local parks.
What is Wanggaard's big government Republican plan; take away a local districts control over gun carry decisions at their schools. That's right, the party that hates top down, "one-size-fits-all" regulation has found another exception to the rule:
Here's Wanggaard and Democratic Rep. Fred Kessler on WPR, battling it out. Guess who's the adult in the room, and not the frightened little baby who's in the pocket of the NRA?