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WI Lawmakers Vote to Ban Concealed Weapons From City-Owned Buildings… Except For Themselves
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | april 3, 2013 | jim hoft

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 Council’s Committee of the Whole.

The state’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl; wisconsin

1 posted on 04/03/2013 5:37:54 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

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.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 5:42:01 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: lowbridge

But then, it’s never about stopping the bad guys. It’s about controlling the “little people”.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 5:42:46 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Clock King

which is exactly why Texas law says only the state and not citys can pass laws about conceal carry rules.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 5:43:31 PM PDT by pwatson
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To: lowbridge

Good for me, Bad for thee!


5 posted on 04/03/2013 5:51:19 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: lowbridge

Freedom for me but not for thee.

Aholes.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 5:51:21 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: lowbridge

Uh, what city is this talking about? The author of this story doesn’t think this is important in the first 100+ words? Crazy!


7 posted on 04/03/2013 6:12:53 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: lowbridge

Some animals are more equal than others...


8 posted on 04/03/2013 6:17:52 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: pwatson

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.”


9 posted on 04/03/2013 6:37:31 PM PDT by curious12
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To: lowbridge

Wisconsin doesn’t have state preemption of local ordinances?


10 posted on 04/03/2013 6:46:15 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Red in Blue PA; lowbridge
"Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." -Thomas Jefferson
11 posted on 04/03/2013 6:57:37 PM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: ConservativeMind

Looks to be Racine. Liberal cess-pool Southeast corner of the state.


12 posted on 04/03/2013 7:21:24 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Shall not be infringed. Period.)
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To: Standing Wolf

I believe they do, actually. Wonder what’s gonna happen here.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 8:02:25 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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