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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

 3:25 PM 

Conealed carry debate begins -- sort of

The Senate has begun debating concealed carry legislation, but things have been decidedly one-sided in the early goings.

GOP Sen. Pam Galloway, the bill's sponsor, has declined a couple of requests to answer questions on the legislation, denying Dems a chance to make their points by grilling her on the bill.

After Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, failed to get Galloway to answer a question, Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, gave it a try, joking with the chamber he thought he was in better shape to get an answer than Erpenbach. But he was denied as well.

Cullen said he was sure no senator would intentionally introduce legislation that would make Wisconsin less safe and said he understands some people truly believe concealed carry will make the state safer. But Cullen, an opponent of the bill, questioned where there were any exemptions in the legislation if that were really true.

"If it makes Wisconsin safer some places, why doesn’t it make Wisconsin safer other places?" Cullen asked.


Comments: 1

At June 14, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Blogger Lucenut said...

Statistics show that CCW makes states safer, but that isn't really the point. What if statistics showed that free speech is "unsafe"? Would we then require permits and training to write a blog?

 

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