Just a few minutes ago, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted to not overturn Gov. Doyle’s veto of a bill that would have allowed people to carry concealed handguns, knives, and other weapons to shopping malls, outdoor concerts, and other public areas.
Bottom line is that once again, the pro-gun movement has been defeated in their attempts to arm people as an excuse for protecting them. The twisted logic is that more guns on the streets would make the streets safer.
Thankfully, the Governor veto’d that bill and it’s logic, and the Assembly has upheld his veto. This is a huge win for Democrats in the State Assembly although a very close one.
Now maybe the Republican controlled legislature can get down to real business like creating jobs, expanding health care for children, and fiscal policy that will help middle class families across the State.
Instead, expect to see more issues from Republicans intended to divide Wisconsin like anti-gay initiatives, photo ID voting, and controlling women’s contraceptive choices.
Regardless, this is a big day for those who oppose violence and guns on the streets in the towns and cities of Wisconsin.