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Oct 5, 201503:25 PMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Blaska’s Bring It! is not a sitting duck

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Forget those signs that read “No Firearms on Premises.”

The sign at the cavernous entrance to the Stately Manor reads “No Sitting Ducks Here.”

The shooting deaths of nine people at a community college in the state of Oregon is a real tragedy. Something Must Be Done, the song goes. Blaska’s Bring It! blogge agrees! But what is the something that must be done?

Close the gun show loophole? Yeah, that should do it. (Snark alert!) Most states, including Wisconsin, already prohibit guns to domestic abusers and felons. Yes, crack down on crazy people. Just try to adjudicate craziness sometime. Jared Loughner’s parents tried to get help for the Tucson shooter, one of many who flew over the  cuckoo’s nest.

Gun buy-backs? Give us your rusted … . Outright confiscation? (If it were up to the Brandi Graysons, the police themselves would be disarmed.) Suppose for a moment that good, law-abiding folks surrendered their arms to the local constabulary. Does anyone suppose the nut cases, crime families, meth cookers, and inner city gang bangers would relinquish theirs?

The problem at Kumquat College or whatever the hell it was is that the lone security guard was unarmed! No one could defend themselves!

Remember that heroic principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., trying to stop the shooter of those little children? The poor lady was shot dead through her outstretched hands because those hands were empty. The shooter stopped when he heard the sirens. Those weren’t grief counselors speeding to the scene; those were people with guns.

But why wait on the emergency dispatcher? Why don’t liberals, progressives, and socialists trust school personnel to carry weapons?

Ever notice? Most mass shootings happen in supposedly “gun-free” zones, such as schools, posted against firearms.

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Oct 5, 2015 03:53 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"Kumquat College". You are a despicable swine, showing absolutely no respect for those killed and injured in Oregon. Look in the mirror, there is our problem Have you no decency ?

Oct 5, 2015 05:25 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Who is proposing confiscation?

The current situation is enjoyed by only two entities: The gun lobby and its funders, gun manufacturers. Every shooting means a spike in sales. No knee-jerk reactions! they cry. Are the reactions knee-jerk when they've been happening for years? Are you serious in your thinking that the mass shootings aren't taken as seriously as the day-to-day GUN violence in our urban centers? Again, the gun manufacturers nod and continue counting their money. Where do you suppose the guns come from?

Answer: They're stolen from those who rush to the gun store after every major tragedy and load up on arms and ammo. Rinse, repeat.

Oct 5, 2015 08:24 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Dave:

You bit on Trumps nonsense: The CC isn't a gun free zone. Do some research before you stick your foot in your mouth...

Oct 5, 2015 10:03 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Good points on the gun-free zones. Those that would peddle more and more gun control legislation, regulation, etc. seem to conveniently forget that all of these mass shootings are occurring at gun-free zones where the law-abiding citizenry dutifully comply and leave their guns at home, or in their vehicles. Those that are intent on committing mayhem have no such compulsion to follow the rules established by a polite society. Also, for those peddling more gun-free zones as solutions to these situations should honestly ask themselves: how many of these scenarios are taking place at shooting ranges? At law enforcement firearm training facilities? At hunter sight in ranges? Bad guys + areas where armed resistance is unlikely or forbidden = the next tragedy/headline/lead news story.

Oct 6, 2015 06:10 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Meth isn’t sold in stores but Pseudoephedrine...is. Now that it’s access controlled a bit more more stringently than firearms are, there is an actual shortage of domestically produced meth. this has causing the price of a gram of meth to more than double.

Oct 6, 2015 06:26 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Blaska...the king of the false premise:

http://www.newsweek.com/weapons-common-oregon-college-campus-despite-gun-free-zone-379860

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/10/

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/10/umpqua_community_college_not_a.html

Oct 6, 2015 10:21 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

I lived in Montana for a while, a gun-loving place if there ever was one. But here's the thing: You hardly ever see or hear about it out there. Back here in Wisconsin, I saw a jerk with a pistol strapped to his leg picking up a few things at Cabella's. I can only imagine the reaction the cowboys I knew in MT would have to such a sight.

Gun culture is what got us to this point. Gun culture will not save us. An acknowledgement that guns are machines meant to kill people might help move us along.

Oct 6, 2015 10:29 am
 Posted by  AnonyBob

Jeezus, Dave, that was callous even for you. Congratulations on completing the arc from raised-with-guns-on-the-farm to second-amendment-supporter to gun-freaking-nut. Pretty ill-informed and disgusting. Wayne LaPierre and the NRA have blood on their hands. Nice company you keep.

Oct 6, 2015 10:56 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

clap clap clap City of Madison with the Judge Doyle Square
Exact Sciences down 46% today - probably will have trouble accessing capital and increasing employee count after they signed a deal 5 days ago!
Somebody didn't do their due diligence about the risks of investing in a biotech.
And who was complaining about the WEDC???
AnonyJohnDoe

Oct 6, 2015 12:27 pm
 Posted by  Dave, not B

Every time some crazy commits mass murder, the liberal moonbats claim they need common sense gun control. Well, they've had gun control since 1934 and how has that worked? Apparently, it has been all nonsense. Each time they want to ban more and more, and that causes sales of new firearms to soar. Eventually they will demand total confiscation. Then the crazies and criminals will resort to rocks, spears, swords, fully fueled airliners and everything in between. No one enjoys mass murder except those that commit it and those that use it to further their liberal agenda.

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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