Thursday, May 26, 2011

Feel lucky Republicans? Guns in the Capitol a great idea, pushed by Sen. Pam “guns” Galloway.

I’ve been saying all along that if a concealed carry law were ever passed, then politicians need to feel the same sense of “security” that my family will feel when they see a frightened paranoid gun toting hobbyist strutting his sorry ass around Target.

This is the topic I’ve been waiting for!!!

Wisconsin residents would be allowed to carry concealed weapons without getting permits or any training under a bill a Senate committee approved Wednesday … The vote came the same day an email from a top aide to Gov. Scott Walker was released that said as of six months ago Walker was prepared to sign "any" concealed weapons legislation. 
Gov. Walker will sign “ANY” gun legislation? You’re friggin’ kidding me!

But here’s my favorite part of the story:

In discussing the idea, Sen. Pam Galloway (R-Wausau), author of the concealed weapons legislation, told the committee she would support allowing people to bring guns in the Capitol.

"So what's the point of having metal detectors?" Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) responded, referring to high levels of security that have been put in place in the Capitol in response to recent protests.

Galloway's comment on allowing guns in the Capitol comes after weeks of complaints from Republicans that they have felt unsafe at times because of the ongoing protests over curtailing collective bargaining for public workers … In response to the weeks of protests, Walker has closed all but two entrances to the Capitol and installed metal detectors at them. Protesters show up on a daily basis, though in much smaller numbers than they did earlier this year.

There are a lot of liberal gun hobbyist as well, who would gladly take their concealed carry weapons into the Capitol as a form of protection against the “one party rulers,” dictating their six gun justice statewide. Who doesn't feel threatened by these political ideologues?

WTDY’s Sly in the Morning talked to Jim Palmer from the Wisconsin Professional Police Association about their opposition to the lack of training and permitting of concealed carriers (edited). Vicki McKenna and Charlie Sykes are also featured.

I found this interesting comment about a "well regulated militia," worth considering:

Or as Hamilton put it in context in the 29th Federalist paper, "To oblige the great body of the yeomanry, and of the other classes of the citizens, to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well-regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people, and a serious public inconvenience and loss.

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