We recently brought you the news about the Wisconsin Democrats’ proposal to ban all modern firearms, including almost every semi-automatic pistol and every modern rifle in existence. But after experiencing some significant pushback against their blatantly idiotic, unconstitutional plan, the Democrats in question have thrown the firearms confiscation party bus into reverse . . .
“After receiving feedback from some of our colleagues regarding the circulation of a preliminary draft banning semiautomatic assault weapons, the other authors of the bill and I have determined that we will work with the Legislative Reference Bureau to make some revisions to the draft bill to address some concerns that have been raised,” (Rep. Lisa) Subeck wrote. Specifically, she and the other advocates of the proposal, Representatives Chris Taylor, Terese Berceau, and Melissa Sargent, were concerned about “the potential impact of LRB 3635 on our state’s sporting heritage.”
Translation: “We didn’t expect these redneck yokels to actually pay attention to the political process and never expected such a furious response. We didn’t do a moment’s research before drafting this legislation that would have had a massive impact on the civil rights of our constituents. So now we’re going to go Google the term ‘assault rifle’ and come back in a few days with something else that doesn’t appear so radical and obscures our gun-grabbing agenda.”
As always, the forces who fight for civilian disarmament seem to want to propose broad legislation ostensibly intended to “stop gun violence” without even a basic understanding of the problem at hand. They purport to understand the causes and solutions to “gun violence,” while proposing legislative “fixes” that ban firearms based on how scary they appear to be rather than on any practical effect. It’s basically the same thing that would happen if my stoner teenage cousin tried to write legislation regulating the banking industry.
Keep your powder dry and your eyes and ears open.