by River Falls Journal
July 22, 2011 at 11:07 am in River Falls Journal
Five men who entered a Madison restaurant with open guns and holsters have filed a federal lawsuit.
Tags: Crime and courts, Government, Wisconsin 8 Comments »
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This law was a stupid idea from the beginning made ridiculous by people who won’t be happy until they can wave their “compensations’ in anyone’s face with impunity. But what do we expect: just another “job creating” move our brilliant Republican led legislature. I expect the emergency rooms and funeral homes will be putting on some extra people soon.
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There is the record of 48 other states that allow conceal carry in various forms where gun crime specifically and violent crime in general has gone down over the last 20 years. In fact, the average conceal carry permit holder is less likely than the population at large to commit a violent crime.
What is it about the proposition of middle-age, middle class Americans defending themselves from thugs that makes liberals crazy? Oh yeah, no dependency on big brother. The Supreme Court actually told Wisconsin to get its laws in compliance with the 2nd amendment.
Never let a little reality spoil your fear mongering.
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Two years ago in a shopping center parking lot in the Phoenix area moving through the parking lot I dropped my wallet and accidentally kicked it under the front tire of a truck. I knelt to pick up the wallet and when I looked up there was a middle-aged, middle class man standing behind me with a gun in his hand saying “Stay the f&%# away from my truck.”
I showed him my wallet and tried to explain that I was picking up my wallet when he pointed the gun at me and again shouted “Stay the f#$%^ away from my f*%&#@! truck.”
I backed away and wrote the license number down as he drove away. I went to the police station and filed a report. In the end the police declined to do anything because they learned the “middle-aged, middle-class, law abiding citizen” had a carry permit..
Yeah, conceal and carry works real well…unless you happen to drop your wallet in a parking lot.
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Just out of curiosity, to the people who disliked my posting…did you dislike the fact that I had a gun pulled on me or that the experience changed my opinion on the subject?
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Since nobody actually responded I guess I can assume the six people who disliked my last post are just fine with “middle age, middle class, law abiding citizens” pointing guns at people in public places.
What could possibly go wrong with that?
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by the way christopher, your icon is loutish
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Perhaps your story doesn’t pass the smell test. It’s illegal to shoot someone for stealing your property even when you catch them in the act of Grand Theft Auto. Your “law abiding” citizen goes to prison for a very long, unhappy time when that happens. Displaying a weapon and threatening someone is not only illegal it’s a great way to lose your handgun and your conceal carry license. A firearm can be taken out and used ONLY when your life is in danger.
But then your story is really a red herring; it’s not a typical or likely scenario as experience has proved over the last 20 years in dozens of states with CC laws. Men and women with CC licenses are statistically more law abiding and less violent than the average citizen and states that allow CC experience a decrease in crime. Violent criminals are already armed; conceal carry allows law abiding citizens to defend themselves while making the world a safer place. What’s the real objection?
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Well, if you don’t believe my story I can’t help you. Personally, I would never call anyone I don’t know a liar but if it makes you feel better you go right ahead.
I’m guessing, however there are many things you don’t believe like evolution (except for that survival of the fittest part), global warming and the holocaust.
Just one question: If every person in America has the right to a gun, why aren’t they free? Shouldn’t the poor have access to free guns? Let’s just hand them out at the maternity ward.
I have no problem with people who have guns for hunting purposes but people who carry guns because they are afraid of other people who carry guns is just a little Tombstonish for me. But I hope you never have to use yours.
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