The Wisconsin Attorney General and the Sheriffs of the two most-populous counties in the state have made statements about gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. It's an interesting and illuminating range of opinion. Here for your review, without editorial comment, are brief excerpts, with a link to the full statement, story or audio:
Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen:
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says lawmakers should think carefully about how they react to the recent tragedies. In an interview with WRN [Wisconsin Radio Network] on Tuesday, the attorney general said “it’s a bad idea to have quick knee jerk reactions” and lawmakers should not pass bills “just for the sake of feeling good about ourselves.” AUDIO: Attorney General Van Hollen (2:05)Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney:
As sheriff, I also stand ready to work with state and national leaders to reduce firearms violence. Ninety-eight percent of Wisconsinites agreed in a 2003 poll that "No one should be allowed to buy a handgun without a background check to ensure they have no criminal record." Mandatory checks should be required for all firearm sales.Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke:
All the left is interested in is having the government control every aspect of our lives. Calling for gun control is just another aspect of furthering their socialist agenda. All of these suggestions about the need for gun control are the mindset of sheep.