Like doing nothing to control the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives, you also can't do anything about preventing mass shootings, so says Republican Rep. Robin Vos:
Why do we even have a government anyway? Hey, maybe they can shrink government down by just eliminating the other party. JSOnline:
Vos said he did not see a reason to require background checks for all gun purchases because checks are already required for most of them."I have not seen exactly how in the circumstances that they described that the guns were obtained, but if they were done lawfully, it seems like we already have a process and if someone chooses to break the law, there is very little that we can do besides arrest them after they’ve committed the act."
Of course that would be too late for those who's lives were snuffed out for rest of eternity. It's the new defeatist "can't do" attitude.
Prevention does work, it did once before:
But this is the prevailing do-nothing thought process of the entire radicalized Republican agenda that was allowed to fester and rot due to unaccountable gerrymandering; don't prevent water pollution; keep fossil fuels; cut taxes; deny science; minimize voting; vilify Democrats; and punish everyone else.
Listen to Democrats? Who? The echo of Democratic legislators comments are barely audible above the right wing noise machine. Similar to the pandemic...:
"This is an epidemic," State Sen. Melissa Agard said. "It's a public health crisis and has to stop. It's time to get serious about real, life-saving gun reform policies right now. We must treat these domestic terrorists who are inflicting gun violence on all of us as if it's a national crisis. Legislative action has been proven to save lives.
…Democratic Gov. Evers...
...in 2019 called a special legislative session to expand background checks … Republican lawmakers shut down the special session seconds after convening it.
It explained that one reason for the AR-15’s killing power is that its bullets were designed not to pass straight through an object but to “tumble” when they hit, destroying flesh along the way and leaving a large exit wound on departure.And like everything else, Republicans are able to defy and outright reject massively popular solutions to huge problems without blowback:
A 2019 poll by Marquette University Law School found 80% of Wisconsin voters backed requiring background checks for all gun purchases.Scalia's "textual" reading a mind-bending fiction, which just eliminates the first half of the Second Amendment...just because he said so:
Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the Heller majority opinion. “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home,” Scalia said.