State Sen. Frank Lasee, who thinks the three "R's" are rifles, Rugers and revolvers, is throwing his holster into the ring, reports Don Walker at the Journal Sentinel..
Does this make Mark Neumann the new Republican primary moderate, and Tommy the lefty?
For separation, Lasee could make the carry provision mandatory, and even on-the-hip.
Update: Thanks to the commenters for this link and peek into Lasee's temperament:
The transcripts of Lasee's 2003 divorce offer some clues...
Brown County Circuit Judge Sue Bischel sounded exasperated when she addressed Lasee on June 27, 2003:
"Mr. Lasee, if you laugh at me one more time, I am really going to get ornery. I have tried very hard to treat you with respect. I see you smirking. I see you grinning. I can hear it. I am so disappointed. ... I have found over the years that it is getting increasingly difficult to get people to respect the court system and the judicial system.
"And I think you have probably learned in the Legislature some similar things. Politicians are getting a bad rap and a bad name these days. And frankly, I think it is often undeserved. But behavior like that disappoints me more than I can tell you. I don't like it. I am disappointed. I am sad. I am sometimes angry when I get it from people who are uneducated, who have been treated badly by the system. And I am, I am on the verge of tears about it when it comes from someone in your position."
Lasee acknowledged he had been smirking ...
After he repeatedly interrupted the judge, she warned Lasee he would be held in contempt of court.
"I do not recognize the legitimacy of this court because you are not ... unbiased. I have proof to that effect," Lasee said, then walked out of the courtroom.
Judge Bischel: "Call the court officer. Mr. Lasee, you are in contempt. Reluctantly, I am reluctantly finding this gentleman in contempt. I have tolerated more from him today than I probably have from anyone else who has come into the court. His behavior was way over the top."
Later, she noted Lasee answered and made cell-phone calls while his wife was on the witness stand, and left to use the phone and rest room during proceedings, adding, "I have never had that happen in 11 years."
Interestingly, Lasee was well aware his divorce transcripts are public record.
He told the judge he was "long winded" in response to questions because "anything and everything that has been said here today may some day be spun in a commercial against me."