Wednesday, March 11, 2015

If WI ends its 48-hour handgun waiting period...

And Walker has said he will sign the bill - - damn straight, say his NRA enablers - - so...since he's already signed concealed carry to complement open carry in Wisconsin, all that's left unfired in the gun culture's political agenda is Freedom From Discretionary handgun ownership and carry.

Plus, we'll be Free from Obama Confiscation, since there's no way he could seize that many guns.

A sure-fire Wisconsin win-win.


Anonymous said...

What is it with you?Don't you think victims of domestic abuse should be able to purchase a handgun and receive it after they pass a background check?

How about pushing severe punishment for committing crimes with guns or other weapons.

my5cents said...

While I believe an abused person should immediately be able to get a gun to protect themselves I also believe that the abuser should not be able to get that gun that quickly. I believe the 48 hours was intended to be a cooling off period for those people who were angry and upset and wanted to harm another person. The 48 hours allowed them to cool off and change their minds. Of course there will always be those who do not ever cool off and will get the gun. They will hurt other people, they may get themselves killed, and they may end up in prison. But, some people will save their own lives and remain free as well as the lives of those they are angry at or upset with when given the time to think through their actions.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:29
If a domestic abuse victim has the chance to leave the abuser even momentarily to purchase a gun, then the victim also has the ability to leave the abuser and go to a shelter, police station, or other safe sanctuary.

Purchase of a gun is not a solution to domestic abuse. It only escalates the potential for more harm being done.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:29, what is wrong with your idea?

Purchase and possession of a gun does not resolve a domestic abuse situation, or any other conflict. It only increases the possibility of severe harm to either, or both parties, or innocent bystanders.

Guns do not resolve violence. Guns do not assuage fear.

"What is it with you," and others who believe guns are the solution to every conflict?

my5cents said...

Van Wanggaard said that the 48 hour waiting period was to do a background check, and now those can be done in a matter of minutes or hours, so there is no reason for there to be a waiting period, he was completely wrong. It actually used to take about 3 days to do a background check. The 48 hour waiting period was specifically a cooling off period to prevent angry people from purchasing guns immediately. Having been in law enforcement for his entire career, it is unconscionable that he would propose doing away with the waiting period. He is obviously pandering to donors.