Skip to comments.WI Lawmakers Vote to Ban Concealed Weapons From City-Owned Buildings… Except For Themselves
Posted on 04/03/2013 5:37:54 PM PDT by lowbridge
Elected city officials with concealed carry licenses would be exempt from an ordinance banning weapons in city-owned buildings, under an ordinance amendment approved 13-0 Tuesday by the City Councils Committee of the Whole.
The states concealed carry law went into effect in November 2011. Just before it went into place, Mayor John Dickert issued an executive order banning anyone other than law enforcement officers from bringing a gun or any other weapon into City Hall or other city-owned buildings.
On Feb. 20 the Committee of the Whole recommended 8-2 that the executive order be codified by drafting an ordinance.
When the committee met on Tuesday to review the ordinance, Alderman Greg Helding requested an amendment that would allow elected officials to carry concealed weapons in city-owned buildings if they are properly licensed by the state.
Helding explained that elected officials could be easy marks for violence, and that being allowed to carry concealed weapons in city buildings could help them to protect themselves.
To his point, he read several posts from local blogs in which critics of elected city officials made violent references.
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The idiots still don’t realize that a madman or criminal intent on doing harm is NOT going to obey the law, and the worst shootings occur in gun free zones.
But then, it’s never about stopping the bad guys. It’s about controlling the “little people”.
which is exactly why Texas law says only the state and not citys can pass laws about conceal carry rules.
Good for me, Bad for thee!
Freedom for me but not for thee.
Uh, what city is this talking about? The author of this story doesn’t think this is important in the first 100+ words? Crazy!
Some animals are more equal than others...
And Texas state law is infringing on the 2nd amendment right of their citizens to keep and bear arms. USSC McDonald vs Chicago (2010) established what everybody but liberal retards already knew; the BOR applies to the state governments, too, via the 14th amendment. And nowhere in the 2nd does it state, “...unless the state doesn’t like the idea or it’s concealed.”
Wisconsin doesn’t have state preemption of local ordinances?
Looks to be Racine. Liberal cess-pool Southeast corner of the state.
I believe they do, actually. Wonder what’s gonna happen here.