Posts with the tag 'Gun Control'

I’ve had lots of nice things to say about Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn…

…but my opinion of him dropped precipitously after he responded to Wisconsin Attorney General Van Hollen’s statement that carrying a gun openly in Wisconsin is protected by the state’s constitution, tadalafil view by asserting that HE and his officers decide what is a right and what is not:

He added, viagra usa discount “I want to stress to those who would come to Milwaukee to symbolically engage in their right to openly carry a weapon?.?.?.? that they’re going to confront police attention and we intend to have that confrontation in a safe way for all involved. We’re not going to start with the assumption that you are within your rights.”

It’s not an assumption, sir, it’s a god damn fact. The right to keep and bear arms is written into both the Federal AND the Wisconsin Constitutions. Cops enforce laws, they don’t make them up. Get your head out of your ass and start respecting the law you supposedly serve.

13 comments April 24th, 2009

This is one of the things that my more reasonable friends will disagree with me on

But, viagra usa drugstore as far as I’m concerned, sovaldi Jim Doyle is responsible for the death or injury of any law abiding citizen who was kept from defending him or herself because he twice vetoed conceal carry in Wisconsin.

23 comments April 21st, 2009

No. It’s not the guns.

In a wrong-headed blog post, viagra sales physician Bonnie Erbe of U.S. News writes:

It’s time America came to its senses again on gun control. Seven officers of the law being mowed down in two weeks is too many. Any is too many. But if you listen to the NRA, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Could Poplawski have killed these Pittsburgh police without all his sophisticated weaponry? Heck no!

Guess she’s never heard of bombs, huh?

4 comments April 6th, 2009

I was going to respond to Eugene Kane’s gun-control column…

…but Chris at Badger Blog Alliance already did it for me.

1 comment January 27th, 2009

Just a horrific reminder…

…that you don’t need guns, generic viagra generic to commit cialis buy treatment 2933, stuff 473604,00.html”>mass murder:

Attackers hacked to death scores of people who sought refuge at a Catholic church in remote eastern Congo the day after Christmas, officials and witnesses said Monday, and the Ugandan army and a rebel group accused each other of carrying out the massacre.>/blockquote>

2 comments December 29th, 2008

I don’t think this was what they intended…

…but when I read this headline:

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…I thought, “man, Guns for Gifts is a great idea!”

2 comments December 7th, 2008

You know what I call…

“sensible gun laws”?

An oxymoron.

Add comment December 2nd, 2008

When it comes to gun control, common sense just isn’t very common

I’m less interested in the particular conclusion of this
news story
on mass shootings:

The other statistic that emerged from a study of active killers is that they almost exclusively seek out “gun free” zones for their attacks. In most states, cialis canada cheap concealed handguns are prohibited at schools and on college campuses even for those with permits. Many malls and workplaces also place signs at their entrances prohibiting firearms on the premises.

Now some tacticians believe the signs themselves may be an invitation to the active killers.

The psychological profile of a mass murderer indicates he is looking to inflict the most casualties as quickly as possible. Also, the data show most active killers have no intention of surviving the event. They may select schools and shopping malls because of the large number of defenseless victims and the virtual guarantee no on the scene one is armed.

Than I am in the fact that the reporters apparently felt that they had to defend the source of their conclusion:

We have received many requests about the source for our assertion that most mass murders have occurred in otherwise “gun free” zones.

The experts are Ron Borsch from SEALE Academy in Bedford, Ohio and John Benner from Tactical Defense Institute.

A summary of Borsch’s study can be found here

We also conducted our own analysis of mass murders in the U.S. The vast majority occurred in schools or on college campuses where firearms are banned as a matter of state statutes. Others took place in post offices where firearms are banned as a matter of federal law. Most of the rest took place in shopping malls or other businesses where the owners posted signs prohibiting firearm possession by anyone including those with CCW permits.

In some states, like Ohio, those signs have the force of law and violators are prosecuted under the relevant statute. In other states, like Texas, the signs are considered trespass notices and violators are first asked to leave, then they are arrested for trespass if they decline (of course, if your weapon is visible, it’s no longer concealed and there are other potential legal consequences).

Based on data from the SEALE study, an analysis by TDI, and our own painstaking research, we are able to say definitively that most “active killer” shootings have occurred in so-called “gun free” zones. The experts who say they may be “invitations” are also John Benner and Ron Borsch who have six decades of law enforcement experience and training between them.
The Luby’s Cafeteria shooting in Killeen, TX in 1991 took place before Texas adopted its Florida-style CCW law. In fact, that mass murder of 23 people was used as an example by those seeking to enact the CCW legislation.

It is accurate to say firearms were banned in Luby’s at that time because there was no uniform concealed carry law in place in 1991. In fact, several victims and survivors had legally owned handguns in their cars at the time of the shooting.

While that shooting was not addressed in our story, it and others over the last 40 years were analyzed in our investigation.

As journalists, we are not interested in entering into the heated debate over gun control. We are, however, interested in reporting the facts. In this story, the facts point to the active shooters ignoring gun prohibitions and perhaps selecting those locations because they are “soft targets” where no resistance would be found.

It’s just common sense, folks: if you want to shoot as many people as possible, you go to where no one can defend themselves. You don’t attack the graduating class at the police academy.

Add comment November 26th, 2008

I think we should put the people who came up with this idea in front of a laptop firing squad.

The headline said:

Freshman 101: How to survive – and stop – a campus shooting

Imagine my surprise when the story did NOT tell people to “carry a good .45 and shoot the killer before he shoots you.”

Instead, viagra online they’re telling students that they should throw laptops at the aggressor.

Now, I’m all in favor of using whatever weapon you have at hand to defend yourself, I just think it’s sad that we make sure that anyone who obeys the anti-self-defense laws in this country (also known as gun laws) will never have the most effective weapon at hand.

Add comment August 31st, 2008

I heard Wisconsin State Senator Russ Decker on WPR…

talking about how combined reporting must be a good thing because 22 other states do it.

No word yet on how he feels about the 48 states who allow their citizens to get permits to carry concealed weapons.

1 comment July 22nd, 2008

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