Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride (courtesy McBride4Tosa.com)
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A Wauwatosa, Wisconsin shopping mall was the scene of a shooting in which eight people were wounded on Friday. Naturally the local media sought out the Milwaukee suburb’s mayor for a little insight into the incident. Fortunately, Mayor Dennis McBride was only too happy to share his wisdom on the disturbing event.

Mayfair [Mall] has a strict no-gun policy, [Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis] McBride shared and said, “guns have no place in shopping malls or other places in which crowds of people gather… If the shooter had complied with that policy, no one would have been hurt yesterday.”

– Emma Fried in Wauwatosa Mayor: “Guns have no place in shopping malls”

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    • Missouri_Mule is “OUTRAGED That Shooter Didn’t” get smoked by one of Wisconsin’s 300,000 plus concealed carriers.

      • Maybe if the strict “no gun policy” wasn’t there, law abiding citizens could have defended the mall, taken out the shooter, and saved many people from injury.

        These stupid liberals think that anti gun laws will keep the law breakers from committing acts of violence with a weapon. It will not.

        Arson is illegal, yet people set fires all the time and there are no calls to ban articles that cause fire, drunk drivers cause deaths with their automobiles every damned day, and not one call to ban automobiles, people also die in knife attacks yet no cutlery control laws have ever been discussed.

        A person wanting to do evil WILL ALWAYS finds a way to do evil. Criminals are criminals because they do NOT care about our stupid laws, THEY COUNT ON THEM.

        • Can always make a bomb which is a more efficient killer. We need to outlaw pressure cookers too. I understand cars have been used as well. Need to outlaw them too….excuse me I forgot Ocasio Cortes and John Kerry are already working on that.

        • >”Maybe if the strict “no gun policy” wasn’t there, law abiding citizens could have defended the mall, taken out the shooter, and saved many people from injury.”

          Something of this nature happened about 2012 in Clackamas County Oregon. A shooter shot, but his gun jammed. Someone had a gun, displayed it. That someone DIDN’T kill the shooter, but the shooter shortly thereafter killed himself.
          But in accounts, the biased MSM downplay the role of the armed citizen.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clackamas_Town_Center_shooting

    • Attempted mass murder and he’s outraged about an infraction.

      According to Wisconsin state law, carrying in a posted gun-free zone is a Class B forfeiture, an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000, and no possibility of jail time.

      It’s a ticket.

      • I carry in 30.06 posted areas all the time in Texas ever since they reduced the penalty to a ticket. Malls, restaurants, … the thing to keep in mind is these 30.06 places are almost always in leftist controlled jurisdictions, so if you do take down a bad guy with your gun, you’ll probably get a ticket and not be recognized as saving the day for anyone.

    • The “gun free zone” violation was the least of the “rules” this kid violated. Pretty sure being underage he didn’t buy it at gun store after passing a background check. Pretty sure he didn’t have a CCW either. Anyone wanna bet the gun was stolen property?

      • Criminals do not obey any laws. Just as locks only keep honest people honest, laws just affect the law-abiding. The problem with some of our laws is that they give too much power to the lawbreakers. The law-abiding are being hand-cuffed by the overabundance of gun laws. Gun-free zones are a joke unless everyone has to pass through a metal detector in order to enter such zones. What would solve the problem of gun-free zones is for everybody to avoid them until their safety can be assured. If you are not allowed to protect yourself or your loved ones, you enter at your own risk. GUN-FREE ZONES ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACES IN MODERN AMERICA!

        • “Criminals do not obey any laws.”

          Wrong, they usually don’t want to attract attention to themselves, so they CHOOSE what laws they obey.

          If they “don’t obey any laws”, they wouldn’t have driver’s licenses, for example (If they drive)…

        • A couple of years ago I happened to be in Pigeon Forge, TN. A friend and I went out to dinner and the manager came over to say hello. I told him if I was a criminal his would be the first place I would rob. He looked shocked and asked why. I told him the big sign on the front door saying “NO GUNS ALLOWED”. I would feel very safe.

        • Gun-free zones are an open invitation to criminals and deranged Cretans to do whatever they want to do without fear of any opposition. This is just plain old common sense. Liberals do not have any common sense and that is why they are nothing but a deadly danger to modern society. Adult liberals have the mind of a five-year-old when it comes to common sense.

  1. “The U.S. has a strict no-shooting innocent people policy. Attempted murder has no place in shopping malls or other places in which crowds of people gather… If the shooter had complied with that policy, no one would have been hurt yesterday.”

    • You just gave the mayor something else to do. Post a bunch of signs around town that say “No killing zone”. It should work as well as “no drug zone”, “no littering”, “no gun zone”, “quiet zone” etc.

      • That reminds me of the “no cursing” (or however they’re worded) signs on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. As someone who not only treats “curse words” as just other words, but likes my freedom of expression, I often threw a few random ones just for the fun of it as I walked past them.
        Yes, I know, I’m such a rebel.

        • @News,

          With the upcoming run on toilet paper, it might be a valid backup plan.

          As I myself don’t cuss, though, I’d be in deep doo-doo.

        • Haz, hope you have at least a bit of TP put back, I just came home from Walmart and there was maybe a dozen of off brand packages of TP in the whole row, ditto the paper towels.

        • I’m in Utah right now. Toilet paper appears to be in supply and I found a grocery store that had TP and shotgun shells.

    • I have read most all of the comments on this article up to this one and I think EVERYONE is missing the point here. 1. You people were not taught well enough what the Constitution of The United States of America is all about. If you had been taught what it is and what it is about you should be screaming to the top of your lungs in crowds in front of the Governors Mansion to OBEY the Second Amendment of that Constitution and stop the tyrannous acts against the People of your state and permit every law abiding citizen the RIGHT to carry a firearm concealed or not to be able to defend themselves at any time.
      2. At NO time should the legislators of any state in the United States of America be allowed to make a law that will break the Second Amendment of the Constitution. AND 3. It’s a proven fact that in states that allow it’s people to Carry Firearms there is far less crime than those that make up Unconstitutional laws that disallow it’s people the right to Carry Firearms. Those legislators Do Not Belong in any office. They themselves have already broken their OATH that they gave to the people when they took the office that they hold. Do you understand that MR. Mayor and Mr Governor. No they do not and they don’t care.

  2. It will be extremely hard for anyone to outdo this level of stupid. Explains fully how this idiot was voted in to office. I sincerely hope he did not reproduce in this life.

      • I havent seen it reported anywhere but one article included the following sentence which makes me think the shooter was a yoot

        Authorities said the shooting followed an altercation between two groups at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, outside Milwaukee, on Friday afternoon.

      • As I commented on the previous article, now that it has been determined the shooter was a “person of color,” the whole incident will be memory-holed by the MSM.

        Damn, I hate being right all the time.

        • I don’t see the story listed anywhere on the CNN main page. They have plenty of other, older, less important stories listed. So, you would have to search for it to find it. They also fail to mention the shooter’s or victims’ races. They ALWAYS mention that in stories when a black person is shot by the police, as if that’s why they were shot. As a matter of fact, they throw in a black criminal being shot by the police at the end of this story for some reason, except they fail to mention that the black guy was armed with a handgun and resisting arrest.

          “The city was the site of multiple protests in October following news that Officer Joseph Mensah, who shot and killed 17-year-old Alvin Cole outside Mayfair Mall in February, would not face criminal charges.

          The decision not to charge Mensah sparked protests during a monthslong wave of nationwide demonstrations over how police treat Black people.”

          They can’t pass up an opportunity to keep the narrative going.

        • Ah Miner gets his “news” from CNN, it could be no other way, you share so much in common.

          Fascinating

    • It’s the lefts answer on how to shut down parodies.

      If they are a parody and If their every action is a parody, can you parody a parody of a parody?

    • You must be another liberal mayor spewing that crap, it seems to be one of your calling cards for defunding the police and taking crimes off the book. You liberals really suck maaaan.

  3. Says a whole lot about the nitwits who voted for a jackazz whose Gun Free Zone Signs are a proven open invitation for violent criminals to do as they please. Piss on that ignorant sob.

  4. CNN headlined this story with “Shooter is a 30-something yr old white male !!!!”.. then they realized the person they photographed was one of the SWAT officers. Once it came out that the killer was a 15 yr old gang member involved in a gang shootout, they dropped the story and purged their website of any mention of a shooting in Wisconsin. Pathetic.

      • Minor Whiner, I could have a permanent subhead for all comments/responses re: your posts: “Lying liar continues to lie!”

        The post you reference is dated 11/20/2020 – three days ago. You have to use the “search” function to find it. It does not identify the perp, or the victims (or their race, which is irrelevant, but I know y’all get off on that sh**), or provide ANY follow-up. This site, which you regularly disparage, has had three posts on the subject in the same period of time.

        Please, FOAD.

      • When its shown he was a gang member the story will disappear. When it’s shown he is from an illegal alien family, or group, the story will also disappear.

    • “the person they photographed was one of the SWAT officers”

      Eh, chances are pretty good he’s already killed someone (or their dog) and was never held accountable.

  5. Leftists believe in political crimes, i.e., disagreeing with them. Actual violent crime they downplay as a failure of some idiotic policy. Moreover, violent crimes committed by minorities in urban areas, leftists accept as some perverse form of social justice and reparations as well as “sticking it to the man”.

    • Under leftist and Progressive ideology, the criminal is the real victim of an unjust society. We as members of the society are getting what we deserve when we are on the receiving end of criminal activity.

    • ” Actual violent crime they downplay as a failure of some idiotic policy. ”

      And the left will never admit that it was their idiotic policy that failed.

  6. So, according to the Left, walls do not work, but signs provide an adequate level of protection.

    When I am finally inaugurated I will issue an Executive Order mandating that if a “gun free zone” sign is posted on any property open to the public, then that property owner becomes fully liable for the safety of of the visitor, including for any harm caused by armed perpetrators.

    • That very law exists in Tennessee and was responsible for the No Firearms sign coming down at Costco. Check TN 39.17.1359 for exact details.

        • Lifesavor just attempted to parody the left, result… failure.

          Let that be a lesson to us all… When you attempt to parody a parody of a parody you do so at your own risk.

    • Everyone who was injured at the Mayfair Mall should sue the mall owners for putting them in danger that resulted in injury. Give them the message that if they want their location to be a gun-free zone, they are responsible for the safety of everyone who has to enter their location unarmed.

  7. Typical liberal loon, they live in a fantasy world of rainbows and unicorns, and the only truly bad people are white, law abiding, hard working, gun toting, tax paying, God fearing conservatives. And we all wonder why the nation is so divided. There are only 3 types of people, good ones, bad ones, and stupid ones. ( the last two sometimes merge in one person, called a liberal politician )

    • Ha–I saw a local wedding video the other day…

      White horse with a some kind of horn mock-up on the poor things head. Not even kidding.

      Unicorns in weddings are a thing..who knew?

      ….sigh smh

      • Pointy-headed horses are an ancient symbol of romantic love, purity and chastity. The things also appear in Christian symbolism as figures representing the incarnation of Christ, signifying purity and grace inherent in virginity.

        And now you know.

    • You can’t, he’s hiding in a safe place, Joe’s basement. For more than half a year that basement remained impenetrable to the media.

  8. That mayor has his head so far up his ass he doesn’t believe that criminals won’t obey the law. If stupid could fly, he would be a jet.

    • Eagle10,

      “If stupid could fly, he would be a jet.”

      I like that. Mind if I steal it?

      ‘Cause that is what President Elects do, nowadays.

    • You beat me too it, see my comment below. I didn’t think of the lack of english comprehension also. Clearly this is a failure of our ESL classes and shows the need for education reforms.

  9. The Democratic Party – where you too can sell out your country for incredible sums of money. True socialists need not apply.

    • Why does it fall on me to stay home in order to be safe? You’re preaching that I should cower inside my house and forfeit the streets and my freedom to use them? I’m definitely not buying in that load of crap. Let the people gear up and go about their lives. Once enough of these mutant creeps get ventilated by honest citizens, I pretty sure we’ll see a radical drop in aberrant behaviors.

  10. They should go out and get bigger signs, that must have been the issue. Maybe they should cover all their bases and get no murdering signs too. They’ll have a multilayered safety plan, that way such a tragedy can never happen again! Signs Save Lives!

  11. One might remind the outraged Leftard that the yout also violated “Thou Shall Not Kill” so it doesn’t appear he gave a thought to hiz honers,no firearms signs outside the mall.
    Who the Eff elects these idiot Leftards,never mind I know the answer.

  12. Maybe there is breading program to create especially stupid politicians, like this mayor, or DiBlasio, or Bowser, or Hirono, and a whole lot more. Of course, we know that there is breading program to create a whole lot of especially stupid citizens. How do they do it? Is it in the food, high fructose corn syrup, or vaccines? What’s the secret ingredient?

  13. “If the shooter had complied with that policy, no one would have been hurt yesterday.”

    In other news:

    “If murderers complied with our laws against murder, no one would get murdered”

    “If thieves complied with our laws against theft, no property would get stolen”

    “If drug dealers and users complied with our drug laws, there would be no drug crime”

    I was going to ask if this @$$wipe was born stupid, or achieved it by practice, and then I noticed that he’s a Dimocrat. He was born stupid, but has been practicing to perfect his art his whole life. Which explains the transcendent stupidity of his comment.

    “Know how you get to Carnegie Hall, doncha? Practice, practice, practice!” – Lt. Aldo Raines.

  14. Here in Washington, only places like the Post Office, which I ignore, bars, cannabis stores, courts and a few other places which prohibit carrying a concealed weapon by LAW have any force of law. Your state may be different. The mall near me has signs that say no guns and such, which I ignore. My safety is more important than the malls sign and narrow thinking and carries no force of law. Should they have Xray vision and see through my clothes, they can only tell me to leave which is fine with me, malls are sinking into an abyss like many other malls across America with 25% of all malls likely shuttering in the next five years and 50% of all department stores closing in all malls by 2021.
    That noise you hear, that’s the death rattle of malls.

  15. The shooter was obviously deranged. Why else would somebody shot up a perfectly good mall when City Hall is only 2.1 miles away?

  16. Du-uh Mr. Mayor. You are an idiot! Since when did criminals start abiding by the laws? Spare us your faux outrage. It’s Hypocritical.

  17. Would have been a no-brainer for the reporter to fire back that it is also prohibited by law to shoot innocent people. But…individuals such as this do not follow the law; individuals then defined as criminals. Oh My God! It would then follow that this gun-control policy doesn’t work for criminals! it’s actual impact on the criminal is minimal – given that he shot people, the possession of a gun will be the minor of the charges filed against him. Come on media! Wise up and ask critical questions! Geez!

  18. Is the mayor really as dumb as he comes off sounding? Banks have a No Robberies policy also, don’t they, yet bank robberies still occur. Strange isn’t it?

  19. I’m pretty sure every jurisdiction has policies (laws) against murder, attempted murder, and assault with a deadly weapon. ‘If the shooter had complied with that policy, no one would have been hurt yesterday.x

  20. People need to sue the mall for not enforcing their “no gun” policy…
    start doing that every time these things happen…
    what’s the point of a gun free zone if nobody actually enforces it?????

  21. Someone should tell the Mayor to make the “No Guns” signs a little bigger. I am sure the shooter just didn’t see them. Sarc off.

  22. Even a deranged homicidal 15 year old knows that a “Gun Free Zone” is the optimal target for an active shooter who prefers unarmed victims and minimal threat of return fire.

  23. What really gets the hair standing on end are when these ding-a-ling mayors, governors and others elected to office say stupid and idiotic things like this. Does this guy have any clue?

      • How did he get elected? You really don’t know? Where have you been? You haven’t noticed how uninformed and how unintelligent most of today’s voters are? This country is rotting from the inside-out. We have far left liberals running around telling everyone how much smarter they are than the Neanderthal conservatives when the truth is that the far left is so mixed up in the head that it really surprises me that they even know how to breathe.

  24. The CHEATER criminal Democrat Party Mob leadership live in this “DREAM WORLD and not the REAL WORLD we live in as the American people and that will destroy our America government in the next 4 years, unless we stop it”!!!!!!! Starting today the American truckers have the right idea, going on strike against CHEATER Joe Biden and his political parties for the next 4 days and shutting our America down in peaceful protest!!!!!! That is the true American way!!!!!

  25. Because McBride was elected, most see this as a symptom of widespread ignorance. Perhaps that fact has something to do with their choice for president. This mayor seems particularly disconnected from logic. I wonder how much Wauwatosans know about him and morons generally.

  26. This mayor, like so many others is a moron, what if the illiterate, ill-educated or foreign terrorists can’t read English on their stupid signs, or worse, Don’t give a Rat’s Ass? We already know we are graduating high school students who Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Can’t Spell, Can’t do Math, and I know, I have owned a publishing company in Beverly Hills for 35 years and I have seen hundreds of job applications come across my desk that reveal the depth of decay in our education system. When I came to California in 1960 we ranked in 7th place in education nationally…today it’s 21st and falling. West Virginia where I was born and raises ranks 39th place and so do many other states…LAUSD teaches K-12 in “10 languages”…our immigration system is based on everyone being qualified to speak English, we need to created ENGLISH ONLY classes for the first two grades before we just moved these kids on to remain crippled for most of their 12 years of education—a good reason why so many drop out…but our teachers and their moronic union care more about their benefit package then about teaching. During the school shut down these teachers SUFFERED MORE from Internet ignorance than their students who were distracted by other issues in their household while most parents were left to fend for themselves in this new universe of learning. No education authority had any experience or a grasp of the problems that included parents unable to work because their kids are at home. The vast majority of these parents are not prepared or qualified to become instant teachers…and who suffers… these kids under 17 in which the pandemic effects ZERO WITH THIS VIRUS.

  27. We really need to start demanding that all candidates get an IQ test before the election. This Mayor has got to have the IQ of a rock. He’s indignant that someone would violate a “gun free” zone sign? Really? Does the man know how to read the stories of gunman that kill people and children inside gun free zones???? What a blooming idiot!!

  28. Crazy? But the question is who’s crazy: the Mayor of the shooter or both? My vote my one vote for the Mayor BUT….. some liberals will likely change my one vote to 30 votes for the shooter. Next election: Republicans can cheat as much as Democrats.

    • Well Paul Lee, It doesn’t seem that you can see what the situation is here. The shooter is a criminal and should be put in jail. The mayor is stupid because he thinks that a gun free zone will stop the shooter. NOW, If the shooter were shooting at you, would you prefer to shoot back in self defense or let the shooter keep on shooting? Which is exactly what the shooter did. He kept on shooting until he had shot 8 people. NOW, Again, would you rather shoot back at the shooter or not be allowed to defend yourself and shoot back??? GUN FREE ZONES get people killed because the law provides the criminal with a gun free environment to shoot someone that isn’t allowed to carry a firearm to protect themselves. Do you understand that or are you of the same belief that gun free zones are a safe place because you think you won’t be shot there. Well who is going to defend you if you can’t carry a gun or you have no way to defend yourself? The MAYOR ? Well the Mayor will show up after you are Dead and say that shooter violated the law but you are still going to be DEAD. Do you UNDERSTAND? He has no Right to enforce that stupid law and the second amendment of the Constitution of these United States of America clearly says that. Look it up and read it.

  29. The way I see it this mayor is the danger to the people Is it possible that this guy is a real moron or he is trying to lie his way out of it A gun free zone more like a brain free zone for the mayor Those people had no one to protect them How many times do you need to read this kind of garbage How many times do you need that a CCW has saved people I will askm this Do the people of that town feel safe in that gun free zone If this moron only knew that only good guys obey the laws You think they ask for permission to rob a bank This guy lives where other rich people do and he might even have private security

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