There really is no wine so sweet as the tears of a gun-grabber. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal columnist Eugene Kane stamps his feet and holds his breath while admitting defeat as Wisconsin is about to become the 49th CCW state. And as so many left-leaning Badgerites have shown in recent months, taking the loss with grace isn’t in the cards…
Kane drags out as many tired reasons any right-thinking human (read non-troglodyte, mother-humping knuckle-dragger) should be against CCW as he can while kicking, screaming and pounding his fists against the floor.
citizens…can now feel free to summon up their inner Clint Eastwood on demand
[Blood running in the streets, OK Corral-style shootouts…]
(it’s) difficult…for a regular citizen – even with the required training – to use a handgun in a confrontation with a criminal
[People are too stupid to safely handle a gun.]
people would face more danger of having the weapon taken and used against them
[No really. I mean it. People are too damned dumb to handle a gun.]
If you talk to (police) officers – like Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn – you’ll learn many of them are opposed to concealed carry…
[Only cops and the military are qualified to handle firearms.]
concealed carry law turns every traffic stop, public event or encounter with an angry civilian into a nerve-racking test
[Oooh, Chicago-style…it’ll be too dangerous for police officers if law-abiders have guns.]
*yawn* Come on, Eugene! Is that really the best you can do? Regurgitating talking points from the latest Violence Policy Center press release? Dig Eugene, dig! We know you have it in you!
He just has to rally at the end, though. Right?
For them, it’s another victory for their side during a time when keeping score seems more important than anything else. So Republicans – and some Democrats – in the Legislature may have their victory. But I believe it’s a hollow one, considering all the more pressing issues they could have addressed. At least for now, some people can pack all the heat they want and pretend it really makes a difference.
Wait. Never mind. He’s done as dinner.
Proggies in the havarti haven haven’t taken the consequences of losses at the ballot box well. And the fact that a fair number of Democrats voted for CCW doesn’t make it go down any easier. But the fact that Wisconsinites will soon be able to more effectively protect themselves and their families make it all worth while.