A letter to the editor at this morning’s madison.com:
I’m deeply concerned about the new Wisconsin law that went into effect Nov. 1 and allows loaded and concealed guns. I will make it very simple, as I plan to boycott every restaurant, store and public building like theaters and shopping malls that allow guns in their establishment. I hope others will do the same . . .
This new law will lead to senseless tragedies, and I feel less safe in my own community. Imagine State Street on a football weekend with some many people that have been overserved. It is truly a tragedy waiting to happen.
Even in Wausau, the hometown of the law’s leading author, the community voted to keep guns out of public buildings.
I definitely won’t feel safer with guns in banks, bars, grocery stores and other places, and I’m not alone. By nearly 3 to 1, likely voters in Wisconsin say they will feel less safe, not safer, with guns in public places.