Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

We finally have a law allowing everyone in Wisconsin to stuff handguns down their pants if they want to. This is so very important that the fine people of our state legislature passed this law before they passed a budget.

And of course the law comes with the usual restrictions: You can’t take a gun into a courthouse, or into a school, or past the security checkpoints in an airport. I don’t get that. People who want to carry a concealed handgun have to undergo a background check and must show they’ve been trained, whatever that means. So they’re licensed, they’re trained and they have no criminal record. What’s the reason for restricting them?

bang | 6:36 pm CST
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  1. 1 The Seanster said at 6:59 pm on June 15th, 2011:

    “What’s the reason for restricting them at all?”

    Because, (a) There is a sense of mass moral panic about letting guns around judges, kids, and travelers; and (b) the State doesn’t want anyone to be armed and potentially pose a challenge/threat at certain crucial “hold points”, especially the courts.

    Just my two bits.