Skip to comments.After Brookfield spa shooting, lawmakers take up gun control legislation
Posted on 10/24/2012 5:31:45 AM PDT by rellimpank
In the wake of Sunday's deadly shooting at a Brookfield spa, Wisconsin lawmakers say they will push legislation aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of batterers in domestic abuse cases.
State Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) said Tuesday that he would work with advocates to draft a bill that would bar firearm sales to people under restraining orders, let police remove guns from the scene of a domestic violence incident, and allow courts and prosecutors to know if a batterer has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) and Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber (D-Appleton) said they would reintroduce a bill that failed in the 2009-'10 legislative session that would force abusers, who must surrender their guns as part of any restraining order, to prove they've complied.
"I hope and expect that this will be a bipartisan issue," Richards said.
Radcliffe Haughton stormed the Azana Salon & Spa on Sunday, fatally shooting his estranged wife, Zina, and her co-workers Cary Robuck of Racine and Maelyn Lind of Merton, three days after receiving a restraining order that barred him from possessing a firearm.
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so the Lautenburg Amendment doesn't work in Wisconsin either?
People like him aren't going to obey more laws!
What we need are more armed citizens who are ready to stop violence with controlled and civil violence.
Writing laws is their career field mind you.
I think they get more career points for tackling controversial laws, regardless whether or not the legislation already exosts.
We need an edit function!
Why, oh why, is it so hard for people to get this through their thick skulls?
To answer my own question, it is because all these “arguments” for more laws is merely an emotional stalking horse to ultimately take away our rights!
Laws are passed to restrict the law-abiding. Laws are of no impact to the lawless, like this guy. Passing more laws to restrict the already law-abiding is, iteself, unconstitutional as it further curtails our God-given rights.
STOP. No more!
New Liberal Law:
If you’re married, you must have your wife sign a permission slip, MONTHLY, for you to keep your weapons.
We already have laws that prevent domestic abusers from having guns. Crazy people don’t always obey the law — big surprise. And this guy was able to buy a new gun after being ordered to turn in all his guns. So now we must ban guns altogether.
Give these people an inch and they’ll take a mile.
It’s not about guns. It’s about individuals whose VALUE SYSTEM lets them kill other people.
Liberal policies have destroyed traditional values and replaced them with liberal “values.”
I’m sure that law will prevent someone from buying a weapon out of the trunk of someone’s car . Full auto to boot!Better start watching Son’s of Anarchy .
So your soon-to-be-ex-wife accuses you of something (she doesn’t really need evidence, does she?) and suddenly your RKBA is gone?
That helps me understand (but not sympathize with...) those folks who want to give convicts their RKBA back right after they leave prison.
( draft a bill that would bar firearm sales to people under restraining orders, let police remove guns from the scene of a domestic violence incident, and allow courts and prosecutors to know if a batterer has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.)
These laws already exist in most States and have zero effect on stopping criminals from killing people. A person who abuses their spouse is a criminal. Criminals do not obey gun laws. It is very easy for a criminal to get an illegal gun from another criminal. Sorry, but this is an exercise in feel good politics and nothing else.
Obama is a Moslem. He formally recited the Shaheed in front of large Moslem gathering that included clerics and politicians. That in itself is a knowledgeable person’s statement of belief and allegiance. The kenyan certainly knows enough about Islam and Moslems that he knows what that recitation means to Moslems all over the world. No Moslem who knows that the kenyan made the recitation publicly thinks that the kenyan is not Moslem. Much of his administration is coming to be dominated by Moslems as would be appropriate and required for a Moslem head of a non Moslem sate. By the end of a second term his entire adminisration will be Moslem to the extent that he can find enough such personnel.
Firearms up for discussion in legislature again...
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Actually they do get it. They want a USA where only the police and military are armed. This is just another cynical attempt to pass more restrictions on firearms ownership by ordinary citizens under the smoke screen of "domestic violence."
A much better way of dealing with this is to create a fund to buy domestic abuse victims guns and some ammo. It works wonders.
Gun control worked really well on the south shore of Lake Michigan, why not try it on the west shore. /
They don't care that the laws will not have the effect of stopping the perps - what they do care about is that the laws will infringe on everyone's freedoms and lead to us becoming nothing more than livestock that exist at the government's pleasure.
-—I’m surprised that there hasn’t been more noise about the dreaded “private sale” which is apparently how he got what he used-—
Nope, I don’t see any way this could be used to abuse average folks in any way. Good job, legislators!
I actually suggested this to a woman who works at a "domestic abuse shelter" (as if a bunch of unarmed yentas could shelter anybody). I even offered to pay for the first handgun, and told her I'd buy one just like the one I carry.
She had a look on her face that made me think she was in the process of peeing in her pants. True dyed-in-the-wool hoplophobe.
More gun control is not the answer. It is people who murder not guns.
Funny when there is a black criminal, the story usually falls from the headlines pretty quickly. Once this guy was known to be black, it wasn’t national news anymore, was it? /rhetorical
—maybe have had something to do with his getting away with no charges after apparently pointing a rifle at his wife as cops observed a domestic dispute call, also-—
Oh... I did not know that. Thnks.