Jan 22, 201609:54 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Gun control sponsored by gun illiterates from Madison
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New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof (of all people) got it right in “Inconvenient gun facts for liberals.” His point, on the way to encouraging more gun control legislation, is that the wrong liberals are making the argument.
“… Liberals often inadvertently antagonize gun owners … by coming across as supercilious, condescending and spectacularly uninformed.”
As in Wisconsin, where gun control legislation originates from Madison liberals who possess no guns, know no guns, and have never fired a gun. People like State Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison. Her latest (no bill number yet) would require guns to be trigger locked or stored in a gun safe if anyone under age 17 is present.
In the analysis of State Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, the proposed bill “would make it a felony to have grandpa’s old shotgun hanging over the fireplace.”
Or to keep a handgun near the bed for self-defense. A constituent responded to Jarchow’s Facebook page speculating that the legislation must have been the work of State Rep. Nick Milroy.
His reputation at stake, Milroy retorted, “The bill is nutty (and it will never see the light of day). I’d be in jail right now if that bill became law.”
Milroy is a Democrat, but as far from Madison as you can get in the state legislature; his northwest district borders Lake Superior.
“It seriously pisses me off when my colleagues put bills out like this. Especially when they don’t know anything about guns,” Milroy vented. Hat tip to Media Trackers:
“I guess you can concern yourself with a lone wolf anti-gun Madison liberal whose bills have no chance in hell of passing regardless of who is in control,” Milroy told another Facebook user.
Media Trackers notes that last November four Madison Democrats introduced a plan that would have made most pistols and many popular rifles and shotguns illegal in Wisconsin. (Story here.)
Subeck confirmed to me Thursday that she owns no guns. One of her co-sponsors explained that the legislation was intended to prevent another Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. But the legislation would not have covered Adam Lanza, who was 20 years old when he killed his own mother at home, then slaughtered 20 first-grade children before taking his own life on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, CT.
I renewed my offer to take my liberal Madison acquaintance to the shooting range; she again declined.
You want gun safety, my acquaintances? Resist Hillary’s, Bernie’s, and Al Sharpton’s demands that we empty our prisons.
For extra credit: Tennessee concealed carry permit holders prohibited from carrying in a “gun-free” zone can sue for their injuries, if this bill is enacted.