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  • More Fronts in The Second Amendment War: Todd Rathner, Knife Rights, and the NFAFA

    09/28/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Rathner is a talented freedom fighter.  I have been impressed with his abilities for several years.  I met him again at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Tampa.  Todd is the lobbyist for Knife Rights.  The accomplishments of Knife Rights for the last decade has been tremendous, impressive, a tiny organization fighting far above its weight class.  Knife Rights says they have opened a second front in the war to restore the Second Amendment.  They are correct, and they are winning significant victories every year.  I have written about Knife Rights before.  Doug Ritter is one of the...
  • WI: Madison Banning Guns on City Transit Heard at Supreme Court

    09/18/2016 6:58:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1999, Wisconsin passed a statue which prohibited political subdivisions of the state from regulating firearms.  The statute was expanded in 2011 with the passage of the shall issue permit law, and again in 2015 when knives were included as items protected by the law. The City of Madison political structure has been ideologically opposed to the right to keep and bear arms for decades.  It has paid out in lost lawsuits when it attempted to criminalize open carry by claiming that open carriers were "obstructing justice" and charging them with "disorderly conduct". After Wisconsin passed the shall issue...
  • Live:Trump for President Rally in West Bend, WI at 7:30 PM CT [Milwaukee]

    08/16/2016 1:58:23 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,703 replies
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in West Bend, WI at the Ziegler Building at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM CT. West Bend, WI Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center
  • Catholic Caucus: Our Lady of Good Help designated a National Shrine

    08/15/2016 8:44:44 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    WBAY ^ | 08.15.16 | Jeff Alexander
    BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – A major announcement Monday for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay: The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion was officially designated a National Shrine. Bishop David Ricken announced the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is now designated a national shrine by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as hundreds of pilgrims arrived for the annual August 15 mass celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption. “We have the unique distinction of being the only place in the United States of America that has an officially approved apparition of the Blessed Mother...
  • UPDATES: MULTIPLE SHOTS FIRED AT MILWAUKEE PROTEST; ONE WOUNDED; Rioters Attack Cops, Reporters

    08/15/2016 2:51:35 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 49 replies
    GP ^ | 8/15/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    TWO POLICE OFFICERS WOUNDED BY THROWN ROCKS. UPDATES AT END OF ARTICLE. Milwaukee police confirmed reports of gunfire during a second round of protests Sunday night over the police shooting death of armed Black criminal Sylville Smith. Police also reported they used an armored vehicle to rescue a wounded person who was shot. (UPDATES: 11:35 p.m. CDT: Tim Pool reports “automatic gunfire” was heard by several people including an experienced reporter, saying it was likely police.) (VIDEO ADDED OF RIOTERS VANDALIZING PROPERTY “VIDEO: crowds running through #Milwaukee streets, vandalizing property courtesy of @ChopperMatt:”) Reporter Tim Pool who is broadcasting via...
  • Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan; Expresses support for McCain and Ayotte...

    08/05/2016 5:31:39 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 347 replies
    drudge ^ | 5 August 2016 | Self
    Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan; Expresses support for McCain and Ayotte...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE!!

    06/17/2016 4:33:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    In regards to Donald Trump, Paul Ryan has advised his fellow House republicans to "vote their conscience." Well, the same applies to Paul Ryan's primary on August 9th! Wisconsin republicans of the first district: VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE! VOTE FOR PAUL NEHLEN ON AUGUST 9TH! And if necessary, FOR THE DEMOCRAT IN NOVEMBER!! But VOTE AGAINST PAUL RYAN!!!!
  • he hard truth for Republican politicians: Trump is their passport to success

    06/19/2016 7:12:54 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 18 replies
    teh Guardian ^ | 06/19/2016 | Chris R Barron
    Republicans in competitive down-ticket races are fighting to distance themselves from the party’s nominee. It’s a recipe for failure Whether Republicans in competitive races in the House and Senate like it or not, their fate is inexorably tied to that of the Republican nominee for president – Donald Trump. Over the last few decades, as the partisan divide widened, we have increasingly become a nation of straight-ticket voters. These facts haven’t stopped Republicans in competitive races in November from trying – almost assuredly in futility – to distance themselves from statements by Trump they believe will be unpopular in their...
  • Pastor Phil's First Rifle

    06/11/2016 5:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Eight years ago, I met the pastor of my brother's church in Northern Wisconsin.  Pastor Phil and his wife, Kathy, had answered the call when the church had entered some hard times.  His career had started in Chicago.  His parents were called to the ministry; his father had been a Marine.  The streets that he grew up on in Chicago had an international flavor.  There were Greek, Polish, and Germans, and they generally got along.  His family did not have any guns, and his lone experience with firearms was an informal couple of shots with a .22  at twilight,...
  • WI: Record Rat Hunt in Wisconsin in 1957

    05/27/2016 10:38:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of rattus norvegicus from youtube A close friend and mentor revealed details of a world record rat hunt that he accomplished in 1957.  It was casually mentioned, but as I showed interest, the details were clear and extraordinary.  In the 1950's, dumps were unregulated in Wisconsin.  It wasn't until the 1970's that sanitary regulations and increased affluence led to the end of dumps as breeding grounds for rats and other vermin.  Hunting rats at dumps was a common pastime.  I shot rats at dumps into the early 1970's. It helped keep the rat population down and increased hunting and...
  • Wisconsin Simplifies Hunting Regulations. No Back Tags

    05/20/2016 6:06:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1942, Wisconsin required deer hunters to wear a back tag so that they could be identified at a distance.  The exact what purpose of the new regulation is not clear.  It may have been related to WWII, because the back tag regulation was put in place between Pearl Harbor and the first deer season that occurred after the start of the war.  Perhaps Wisconsin legislators feared armed German or Japanese agents roaming the Wisconsin North woods.  Perhaps it was simply part of the Roosevelt push to create more bureaucratic administrative control over all aspects of life.  Wisconsin was...
  • WI: Open Carry in a Wisconsin Auto Mishap

    05/19/2016 4:04:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the way to Wisconsin from Dallas, I had a minor automotive mishap.  I was on Highway 151, just across the Mississippi, and the Wisconsin border, when the battery light came on.  I had considered changing out the battery in Arizona when I left, but thought it could take one more trip.  I was wrong.  Things started going crazy with the sensors and instruments a few miles later, but I managed to take the first exit and ended up in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Dodgeville, trying to diagnose the problem.  The parking lot seemed like a decent place...
  • WI: Madison Gun Turn in "Buy Back" gets One Gun

    05/16/2016 3:40:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
      Madison, Wisconsin had a gun turn in event last weekend.  This type of event is also known as a gun "buy back", which is a propaganda term designed to get people used to the theory that all guns (property) belongs to the government, and that anything the government takes, it is simple taking "back".  The guns at these event, in 99.9% of the cases, never belonged to the government.  This event turned out to be a bust.  Only one gun appears to have been turned in.  Statistically, in Wisconsin, it was likely a broken single shot shotgun or...
  • Teachers Get RAISES, Schools FLOURISHING After Scott Walker Kicks Out Unions

    05/03/2016 6:24:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 5/3/2016 | Robert Gehl
    If they care more about students than teachers’ unions, every school district in the country needs to pay attention to this: When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gave the boot to teachers’ unions, liberals predicted a disaster of apocalyptic proportions: Teachers quitting, slack-jawed, uneducated students meandering down vacant downtowns that closed shop. It turns out, though, that Walker’s “Act 10” may have been the best thing to happen to schools and teachers in decades. That’s because not only is teacher pay up for the best students, but without burdensome union rules, school administrators are empowered to make real changes they need...
  • Winning the Culture War with Switchblade Knives

    05/02/2016 4:25:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    You are winning the culture war when the other side accepts your premises.  In the 1950’s, legislatures across the country succumbed to the latest trendy weapons ban.  Switchblade knives.  The trend went so far as to pass a federal ban on the importation and interstate sale of of switchblades, because, at the time, it was widely understood the Constitution forbade the federal government from actually regulating the sale of an item inside of state boundaries.  Seven states, including Arizona, did not enact a switchblade ban.The ban never had any facts or logic to back it up.  It was entirely...
  • WI: New Turkey Technique Yields Dynamic Results and Trophy Turkey

    04/15/2016 4:54:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My brother, who is a superb hunter, tried out a new turkey technique this morning.  I got his call at 8:30.Turkey populations in Wisconsin have boomed in the last 15 years.  There were none in the state when I was growing up in the 60’s.   When I was taking care of my mother, I saw a flock of two dozen of them wander about the house.  The property borders the St Croix/Namekagon wild river national park.  I recall reading articles about how hard wild turkeys were to hunt, but my brother has had excellent success. This year he decided...
  • WI: Wisconsin Reaches 300,000 permits in Five Years; Homicide rate lower than Japan

    04/08/2016 4:49:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin started issuing concealed carry permits in November of 2011 In the last 53 months, they have issued 300,000 concealed carry permits.  The permit holders have been exceptionally law abiding.  Only one permit holder has been convicted of manslaughter when carrying a handgun under the provisions of the permit.  He plead self defense, but a jury ruled it manslaughter.  That is a homicide rate lower than that of Japan! The average number for 2012 was over 105,000.  The average for 2013 was 175,000, and 223,000 for 2014, and 260,000 for 2015.  In the first four full years of the...
  • Don’t count Donald Trump out just yet

    04/04/2016 7:27:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 4, 2016 | Eugene Robinson
    Not so fast, everybody. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, Wisconsin will not be the end of Donald Trump. It will not even be the beginning of the end. But it might be the end of the beginning. To be sure, Trump had a terrible, horrible, atrocious week. But imagine the worst-case scenario for him: He wins none of Wisconsin’s 42 convention delegates in Tuesday’s primary, while his nearest rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), wins them all. Even with that improbable result, Trump would have a huge lead over Cruz in the delegate race, 736 to 505. A Wisconsin shutout would make...
  • Poll: GOP voters divided as April primaries loom (WI - Cr+6), NY (Tr+31), PA (Tr+16)

    04/03/2016 7:39:48 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 77 replies
    CBS News/YouGov ^ | 4/3/2016 | Anthony Salvanto, Fred Backus, Jennifer De Pinto, Sarah Dutton
    Ted Cruz has the lead in Wisconsin as its primary nears, up 43 percent to 37 percent over Donald Trump in an electorate that plays to Cruz's strengths, where Republicans are apt to call themselves "very" conservative and Cruz seems poised to take advantage. He dominates among the voters looking for the most "consistent conservative" as their next nominee over other attributes, taking eight in ten of them. The endorsement of Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been a bit of a boost as well, with Republicans more likely to say it helped Cruz more than hurt. In Trump's home state...
  • Marquette Law School poll shows Cruz, Sanders leading WICruz 40% Trump 30% Kasich 21%

    03/30/2016 11:23:06 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    WISN ^ | 3/30/16
    The Marquette University Law School Poll released Wednesday shows Ted Cruz leading the Republican presidential race in Wisconsin followed by Donald Trump and John Kasich. Cruz has 40 percent support compared with Trump's 30 percent and Kasich's 21 percent. In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton 49 percent to 45 percent.
  • Wisconsin Pro-Life Group Backs Ted Cruz Over Donald Trump: "He's Always Been Pro-Life"

    03/28/2016 11:57:59 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 77 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/28/2016 | Steve Ertelt
    Ahead of Tuesday’s primary election contest in Wisconsin, the state pro-life group Wisconsin Right to Life issued an endorsement for pro-life Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz over GOP rival Donald Trump. In a statement to LifeNews.com the organization said Cruz is the only candidate int he race who has always been pro-life and has the ability to defeat pro-abortion Hillary Clinton in November. “Wisconsin Right to Life’s Political Action Committee supports Ted Cruz as the only presidential candidate with a proven record on life who can win,” the group said. “There has never been an election more important than this...
  • The Price of Political Correctness on Guns in Plattville Wisconsin

    03/24/2016 5:04:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video UW Platteville Student David Kalenga-Kasongo, on Monday, 14 March, the week before spring break, pulled a fire alarm and made allegations that he heard noises and saw the barrel of a firearm inside a stall of a bathroom on campus. Under questioning by reporters, he says that the barrel was a "long barrel", like "an AK 47". From uwpexponent.com: University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis Shields closed all public campus buildings at 1:30 p.m. on March 14 due to a security threat in the men’s restroom on the first floor of Ullsvik Hall. UW-Platteville student David Kalenga-Kasongo...
  • The Kasich Campaign’s Next Moves

    02/21/2016 6:41:19 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | February 18, 2016 | Alexis Levinson
    The next stops for Kasich are the primaries in New England. Vermont and Massachusetts, whose media markets at points overlap with New Hampshire, where Kasich practically lived for the past several months, both hold primaries on March 1. The Maine primary follows on March 5. Those around Kasich believe he can capitalize on his investment in New Hampshire with voters in those surrounding states. Kasich is scheduled to spend the day of the South Carolina primary in Massachusetts ... Still, Kasich’s biggest target other than his native Ohio remains Michigan, which will hold its primary on March 8. Kasich’s advisers...
  • WI: Concealed Carry Permits Top 280,000 in 2015

    02/21/2016 4:54:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin concealed carry permits topped 280,000 in 2015, according to Wisconsin Governor Walker.  From WSAW.com: "We have over 280,000 people who in the last five years have gone through concealed carry. There's people all across the state, like my wife who went through a course, got the training, add that added protection." The official Department of Justice report on CCW permits for 2015 have not been released yet. The permits have been a success by most observers standards, following the pattern in other states.  The first permits were issued late in 2011.  Only one person with a permit has...
  • WI: DOJ Interpretation of Knife Reform in Wisconsin

    02/14/2016 5:15:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin The Wisconsin Department of Justice has issued some interpretations of the knife reform law that went into effect last week.  It reaffirms expectations, but there are a couple of interesting twists.  It has gone out to peace officers as a pdf file, so I do not have a link. From Updates to Wisconsin Weapons Laws, 2/8/16:One interesting point is that merely carrying a concealed knife is not sufficient grounds for a Terry stop (think stop and frisk).  If an officer sees someone carrying a concealed knife, that is *not* sufficient grounds to stop and frisk them, just as driving...
  • Wisconsin Knife Reform Effective 7 February, 2016

    02/12/2016 12:24:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The wide and deep reform of Wisconsin Knife law, signed into law by Governor Scott Walker, went into effect on 7 February this year.  At the signing ceremony, the Governor and others were given commemorative automatic knives. The inscription on the Pro-Tech TR-4 includes the Wisconsin Seal, Governor  Scott Walker's name, and a commemoration of the event.  Representative Kathleen Bernier, Senator Terry Moulton and Travis Hakes, a peace officer who suggested the reform to Representative Bernier, all received Hogue EX-A01 automatic knives to commemorate the occasion. Laws in Wisconsin do not go into effect immediately.  They have to be...
  • Clinton hits Scott Walker in his home state

    02/11/2016 10:31:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    "While you took big speaking fees, we froze tuition 4 years in a row to make college affordable. #DemDebate," Walker tweeted, addressing Clinton directly.Hillary Clinton scored points with the Wisconsin Democratic debate audience by attacking the state's governor, Republican Scott Walker. Clinton criticized presidential rival Bernie Sanders's plan for free college tuition as unworkable, saying it depended on Republican governors like Walker. "Sen. Sanders's plan really rests on making sure that governors like Scott Walker contribute $23 billion on the first day to make college free," Clinton said. "I'm a little skeptical about your governor actually caring enough about higher...
  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Constitutional Carry for Knives

    02/07/2016 3:27:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife Rights and Wisconsin Force worked together to pass a significant reform of antiquated knife laws in Wisconsin.  Wisconsin knife laws date back to the muckraker days, when the media was able to pass nonsensical laws based on "trendy", "progressive", emotional notions rather than on common sense, or any consideration for the the Constitution.  Wisconsin’s silly and dangerous switchblade ban dates to 1956.  It has been used to fine, convict and incarcerate hundreds, if not thousands of people who were only exercising their Second Amendment rights.In 1998, Wisconsin finally finished the arduous process to pass a right to keep and...
  • Gun Reform, AB13, Passes Wisconsin Legislature, goes to Governor Walker

    02/01/2016 3:45:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin State Capitol A gun law reform bill passed the Wisconsin legislature on 20 January of 2016, with little fanfare.  It was approved by both the Milwaukee Police Association and the National Rifle Association.  Overall, the bill makes reforms in the way that courts treat the return of firearms when they are taken into custody by police. The bill creates a rigid legal framework for gun owners to regain possession of their property.    It does this by requiring courts to issue orders to police to return guns under rigidly defined conditions.  It is an incremental reform, as it provides a...
  • U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble to retire later this year

    01/30/2016 11:09:42 PM PST · by Impy · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-30-16 | John Diedrich
    U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced late Saturday he will not seek re-election. The former roofing contractor from Neenah issued a statement saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
  • Knife Law Reform Passes in Wisconsin; on to Governor Walker’s Desk

    01/21/2016 10:56:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife rights is having a good year.  In Wisconsin, a reform bill to de-criminalize switchblades for concealed carry permit holders and police was determined to be an insufficient  by the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.   A strengthened reform bill, to include knife preemption and decriminalization for the State, was written and passed as a substitute amendment, by a bi-partisan vote of 8-2. The bill was passed by the full House on 27 October. The bill number is AB 142.  Yesterday, 20 January, the Senate passed the bill by unanimous voice vote.  It is likely that Governor Walker will sign...
  • ‘Expert’ talks about Regulating FFLs… Does not Know what They Are

    01/09/2016 6:08:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin Public Radio has the Joy Cardin Show  that invites guests to talk on subjects of the day.  On 5 Januray, 2016, the show was about Obama's potential executive orders to regulate guns through Federal Firearms License requirements, and others.  The guest that was invited to the show was Timothy Noah, a journalist from Politico.  Noah wrote a piece in Politico about executive orders.An activist from Hayward, Wisconsin calls in to the show.  He makes this comment:These regulations are not necessary and are just grandstanding by the President.  At one time in the Country, getting a Federal Firearms License,...
  • Followup WI: Milwaukee Shooting Self Defense; Possession of Gun a Crime

    01/02/2016 7:14:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 26th, 2015, there was a shooting in Milwaukee, outside a bar.  One man attacked another.  The man who was attacked defended himself by shooting the attacker, who died at the scene.  We know that the story is close to that because the Milwaukee prosecutor has ruled that the shooting was in self defense.  What is worth thinking about is that the shooter was carrying the gun he used to defend himself illegally. As a convicted felon, Augusta Walton, 34, has been charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. From Fox6now.com: MILWAUKEE -...
  • Open Carry at Immanuel Baptist Church

    12/22/2015 7:36:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Both people in the picture above are open carrying.A correspondent reports on open carry at a church in Northern Wisconsin.  There is a sign near the entrance that says that legal carry of guns is welcome. Here is the pro-carry sign.  It is a simple 8 1/2 by 11 sheet: Wisconsin is underrated as a pro-Second Amendment state. The state never outlawed open carry, even if the urban areas routinely violated Second Amendment rights of citizens before 2010. Wisconsin passed a strong amendment to the State Constitution in 1998, affirming the right to keep and bear arms for all...
  • WI: Second Wolf Incident Lends Credit To Wolf Attack Account

    11/23/2015 3:55:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 November | Dean Weingarten
    Wolf attacks are extremely rare, less common than mountain lion or bear attacks in North America.   It is not hard to understand skepticism about a hunter’s account of a wolf attack where he used a .380 pistol to successfully defend himself, in central Wisconsin.   The pistol used was a Walther PK.The Department of Natural Resources investigated.  They believed the account, but did not list it as a wolf attack, because there was no injury to the defending human.From americanhunter.org: The first wolf came in from the right, mouth open, fangs ready to rip into Nellesen's leg. A swift kick...
  • Abrahamson dropping Supreme Court chief justice lawsuit

    11/09/2015 1:50:49 PM PST · by gorush · 15 replies
    AP, Channel 3000 ^ | 11/9/15 | No byline
    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson says she is dropping her appeal of a federal court ruling upholding her replacement as chief justice. Abrahamson said Monday even if she had won, it could take years and be a "hollow victory" as it could be close to the end of her term.
  • Wisconsin Assembly Passes Knife Law Reform

    10/28/2015 8:35:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a knife law pre-emption and reform bill by voice vote.  The bill, AB 124, has a companion bill, SB 102 that is expected to be voted on in the Senate in the next few days.   Here is an analysis of AB 124, from wisconsin.gov: This substitute amendment eliminates the prohibition against possessing, purchasing, or selling a switchblade knife. This substitute amendment treats knives in the same manner as current law treats firearms by prohibiting local governments from regulating the sale, purchase, or possession of knives and prohibiting charging a person with disorderly conduct for...
  • Campus Carry in Wisconsin

    10/23/2015 7:01:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I attended the  University of Wisconsin, Madison, for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees.  I was on the pistol team for most of my undergraduate career, but I was only eligible for one year as a graduate student.  While the university rules were hostile to firearms ownership in the 1970s, the social atmosphere was fairly accepting.  I kept a pistol, rifle, and shotgun in my dorm room.  I later learned it was in violation of the rules; everyone knew I had them, including the dorm house-fellow, who was nominally responsible for enforcing the rules.   Perhaps the fact that I...
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.” Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, “Kelly Lundy,” when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • WI:Edming Oil Welcomes CCW

    09/06/2015 6:24:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Another business actively showing support for armed citizens.  This one is Edming Oil in the village of  Glen Flora, Wisconsin.   Glen Flora is a tiny village a few miles east of Ladysmith on Highway 8.   In Wisconsin, business owners have an incentive to allow armed citizens on their premises.  By doing so, they gain a measure of legal protection to go with the physical protection.  They are protected from liability that is related to their decision.   They do not have to put up  a "Welcome CCW" sign to obtain this protection, so putting up a sign shows ideological commitment...
  • Clarke: ‘Shame on the Left’ For ‘Exploiting’ WDBJ Shooting ‘To Pursue a Political Agenda’

    08/28/2015 8:54:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared, “shame on the left” for “exploiting misery and tragedy for a — to pursue a political agenda” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Clarke said, “Well, shame on the left, shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy for a — to pursue a political agenda. Shame on the president of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia.”
  • Not apologizing, but Gwen Moore stepping back a bit from Scott Walker 'noose' comment

    08/26/2015 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2015 | Tom Kertscher
    "......"Well, I can tell you that I guess my sister Brenda says it well – that everything that pops into your head doesn’t need to pop out of your mouth. But having said that, I don’t see any reason to apologize to him (Walker). If anything, he should apologize, I think, for his deliberate efforts during his tenure as governor to increase the misery index among African-Americans.” Moore cited a number of Walker decisions, including drug testing food stamp recipients and refusing federal money for a high-speed train. Asked if she could do the conference call over, if she would...
  • WI: 200 Year Old Flintlock Found in Lake Winnebago

    08/18/2015 10:35:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The old musket pictured above was retrieved from Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin two years ago.  It appears to be a "trade musket" that was manufactured about 200 years ago.   From boatingwinnebago.com: “It was around 11 a.m. on Sept. 4 and as soon as I saw the barrel I knew what it was,” he said. There — hooked on the end of his anchor — was a flintlock musket, rusted and weathered by the passage of time. “This is crazy. It’s like one of those tall fish tales,” he thought as he held the ancient musket in hand and turned...
  • Felony murder charge filed in fatal shooting of Burmese immigrant

    07/31/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 7 replies
    Jsonline ^ | 7/31/15 | Ashley Luthern
    A 21-year-old Milwaukee man was charged Friday with felony murder in the fatal shooting of Jay Ro, a Burmese immigrant who was killed in front of his family during a robbery. As they drove around the neighborhood, his passenger pointed out Ro's house, claiming the occupants had money. Singarath and the other man went to the front door where the other man spoke to a boy in a different language. Singarath said he walked in first, waved his gun and said "Where is the money?" Ro, 48, and his wife, Ca Na, were in their kitchen preparing a breakfast at...
  • Barbarians at the Gate WI: Owner Defends Store and Self with AR 15 clone (Video)

    07/26/2015 4:11:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 3rd, 2015, Ronnie Murrar grabbed a sport utility rifle when it counted.  It was a good choice.   Three robbers smashed through a concrete barrier and into the gates of his store with a stolen mini-van.  Ronnie accessed an AR 15 pattern rifle and fired at the invaders as they attempted to squeeze through the damaged gates.  At seconds 54-57, he fires about 7 shots. Link to video   Deishun L. Byrd-McWay has been charged in the incident.  He showed up at the hospital with three gunshot wounds.  Three hits in three seconds out of seven shots at...
  • Wisconsin court ruling may reshape state political landscape

    07/19/2015 8:03:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-17-15 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A court decision ending an investigation into the activities of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign could transform Wisconsin elections — likely enabling closer ties between candidates and organizations that support them and possibly leading to more targeted advertising and favorable legislation for the groups, political strategists and observers say. The ruling in the case involving Walker, now a presidential candidate, and outside groups backing him invalidated state election officials' belief that organizations that coordinate with candidates on issue advocacy must reveal their donations and follow fundraising limits as if the groups are an extension of...
  • Louie’s Finer Meats wins more awards

    07/18/2015 8:43:54 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Spooner Advocate ^ | 7-18-15 | Mary Zehm
    Louie’s Finer Meats of Cumberland won national recognition at the American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC) held in June in Springfield, Illinois, in conjunction with the 76th Convention of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP). The ACMC annually draws entries from across the entire United States. This year there were 731 entries in 27 product categories. Louie’s Finer Meats was awarded 1st Place, Grand Champion, in the Frankfurters class; 2nd Place, Reserve Grand Champion, in the Country Bacon class; 2nd Place, Reserve Grand Champion, in the Whole Muscle Jerky class; 3rd Place, Champion, in the Specialty Game Meats class; and...
  • Wisconsin Gas Station Welcomes Guns (Trend Continues)

    07/16/2015 6:05:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A  gas station and fuel supplier in Stanley, Wisconsin, is not shy about being a supporter of the Second Amendment, as shown by the sign on the door.  The pictures were taken on July 11th, 2015.  Stanley is a small town in North central Wisconsin,  about 20 miles east of Chippewa Falls on Highway 29.  Privately owned small businesses are less subject to national pressure from the old media, and more likely to appreciate individual liberties and responsibilities. ©2015 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.Link to Gun Watch
  • Milwaukee Art Museum's embrace of condom portrait of pope draws disgust

    The decision by the Milwaukee Art Museum to acquire and prominently display a controversial portrait of Pope Benedict XVI fashioned from 17,000 colored condoms has created outrage among Catholics and others who see it as profoundly disrespectful, even blasphemous. Many suggest that if a piece were as offensive to other faith traditions or communities it would not be tolerated, much less embraced. Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki blasted the decision as insulting and callous. The museum acknowledged it has fielded about 200 complaints. A handful of patrons dropped their memberships; one longtime docent tendered her resignation; and at least one donor...