New Day Rising

Wisconsin looks to be in the mood to join the 21st century and recognize the law-abiding citizen’s human right to self-defense:

“You’re going to see a concealed carry bill pass the Legislature, I have no doubt,” Chris Danou, a Democratic legislator from Trempealeau, Wisconsin, told the LaCrosse Tribune newspaper. “The question is what kind of bill it’s going to be.”

Guns are a big part of Wisconsin culture as hunting is popular in the state, which has vast areas of forest and agricultural land. But it has traditionally restricted gun ownership and carrying weapons.

As in most states with any hope at all, the thwarting of the human right of self-defense was entirely a function of liberal zealotry defying the will of the people:

Twice in recent years the Wisconsin legislature passed a law allowing concealed carry but Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed it. Doyle left office this month and was succeeded by Republican Scott Walker.

Walker said last week that he expects a concealed carry bill to emerge as early as spring, after the legislature tackles more pressing issues such as job growth and the budget, and that he will sign the bill.

Walker’s got the right priorities, of course.  But here’s hoping Wisconsin joins the ranks of the civilized soon.

8 thoughts on “New Day Rising

  1. It’s interesting watching the Democrat politicians from western and northern Wisconsin go on and on about how conservative they are. The teachers union spent $365,000 on one state senate candidate in rural western Wisconsin. After she very narrowly won re-election, she had a column in the small town weeklies apoligizing for it. Saying she had no control over 3rd party spending.

    But, at least for now, it looks like it’s Madison vs the rest of the state. And Madison may elect a mayor who, when he was mayor a few years ago, gave the key to city to the racist dictator Fidel Castro.

  2. If I remember right, only two states don’t allow some sort of provision for a carry permit, Wisconsin and Illinois. Looking forward to it being only one.

    Wisconsin always was sort of an exception to the rule that some of the most violent and dangerous places have the most restrictive gun laws.

  3. Incidents like the students shot at a Los Angeles school, 10:30 Tuesday morning, won’t help take emotion out of the debate. “Blood in the streets” becomes “blood in the homeroom.”

    Waiting for official DFL/Liberal confirmation that Sarah Palin is responsible in four . . . three . . . two . . .

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  4. Chuck;

    Perhaps the rest of WI could put a big fence around Madison, complete with “QUARANTINED” signs.

  5. If I remember right, only two states don’t allow some sort of provision for a carry permit, Wisconsin and Illinois.

    Technically, Vermont also does not issue permits to carry. However, they do allow carry without a permit.

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