SB – 403 Concealed Carry.
It passed, as I knew it would by a vote of 28 to 5. The bill, which will legalized the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state of Wisconsin was introduced by Senators Zien, S. Fitzgerald, Breske, Brown, Grothman, Kanavas, Kedzie, A. Lasee, Leibham, Reynolds, Roessler, Schultz and Stepp.
Remember those names. Someone should sue them the next time a police officer is killed by someone carrying a concealed weapon or an innocent bystander is hit by a stray bullet.
I did the research and did the math; you are NOT safer in a concealed carry state. In the states that do not allow Concealed Carry, there were a total of 24.1 murders per 100,000 people. In states that do allow Concealed Carry, there were a total of 27.4 murders per 100,000 people. Maybe a difference of 3.3 people is not a lot to some people, but it is a lot to those 3.3 people who die.
Now, I have no way of knowing if those 3.3 murders were committed using a concealed weapon at the moment, but I’ll look it up.
Thank goodness we can rely on Governor Doyle to keep his head and veto the bill.