Out of the stone age

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by law573, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. law573

    law573 Gator

    Wisconsin has finally passed a CCW law. It only took ten years of wrangling and a regime change to get it done.

    Wisconsin’s new law on right to carry

    From an objective standpoint, this has been an interesting process to observe. I lived in Florida as their CCW law was proposed and passed back in 1987. I remember the Miami Herald running a front page story with a picture of two mean in three piece suits, carrying briefcases, and wearing old west gunslinger rigs. The hysteria was that people were going to settle disputes over parking spaces with bullets, bodies would be stacked up like cords of wood on the sidewalks, and the sky would most definitely fall..... None of these dire predictions came true.

    Wisconsin had the same arguments made on the comment columns of various news sources and in some of the actual articles. I predict that the hysteria will die down, life will go on, and little will change with the exception that a citizen now would have the means to protect themselves. From my reading, CCW laws have never increased crime, added to violent crime, or done anything to crime statistics with the exception of a decrease in robberies.

    I am glad to see the state finally recognize this individual right. Who knows, we might even get indoor plumbing soon!
  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Congrats, I've been following this, though not too closely. I did follow MN when they were passing their CCW law. Since I visit MN twice a year usually, it's nice now that I can carry there.
    Last year IA changed their CCW law so now they recognize my TN permit, so i can finally carry the entire trip (TN to MN) woohooo.

    Better hurry up with that indoor plumbing, it sucks to have remember to bring the seat out to the outhouse so you don't freeze your bum to it in the middle of the winter :)
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    The National CCW bill is back on the table in Congress now too.
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I'm waiting to see how that works out. When the states all try to revise to comply (if they do) the patchwork we have now is apt to become the LCD, leaning toward the restrictive side.
  5. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    A national will never pass. Too many states like Ill, NJ, with embedded antis running the state. They will tie it up forever if given the chance. Even if it passes they will restrict it someway.
  6. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Give them what they want but make them choke on it!

    Sounds like somebody has good sense.
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    hehehe. For those of you that don't quite get Aussie humor, chelly has his tongue FIRMLY in his cheek. (I think.) :lol:

    Sapper John likes this.
  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Damn you to hell Ghrit!!!

    For your pre-emptive dander avoidance stratagem.....there goes my entertainment for the day!!!!


    But never underestimate the capacity of folks with a strong gun culture to allow their dander to be raised....no matter how flimsy the provocation....;)
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