Skip to comments.Concealed carry: one year report card(WI SemiBarf Alert)
Posted on 12/10/2012 6:42:47 AM PST by marktwain
SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP Although some local law enforcement officials say the concealed-carry law isnt perfect, there has been little negative fallout in Walworth County during its first year.
Its been a little more than a year since Wisconsin adopted the concealed carry law, and despite high profile tragedies in Milwaukee, law enforcement officials in Walworth County report that the Wild West has not returned like detractors claimed it would.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has approved more than 138,500 concealed carry permits since Act 35 went into effect Nov. 1, 2011, and DOJ statistics show that handgun sales are up 90 percent since 2010.
A shooting in October at the Azana Spa & Salon in Brookfield is the most recent case to fuel the controversy over concealed carry. The shop posted a sign prohibiting concealed carry, but police say Radcliffe Haughton entered the salon and killed his wife and two other women and shot four others before killing himself.
Bob Burton of Sugar Creek Township, whose friends granddaughter was one of the three women killed in the Brookfield spa shooting, is a longtime firearms safety and personal protection instructor through NRA courses. He said each individual who signs the four-page permit application is responsible for his or her training and whether they become proficient in handling any weapon safely.
Gun control controls those who legally use guns, not those who use them illegally, Burton said. A bad guy doesnt care if youve got a little sticker on your door. A lot of people are scared of and dont like guns, and thats the reality. But the biggest thing is the level of confidence a person gains by learning how to properly and safely use a gun.
Although some local law enforcement officials say the concealed-carry law isnt perfect,
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” law enforcement officials in Walworth County report that the Wild West has not returned like detractors claimed it would.”
The Wild, Wild West was fiction cooked up by Eat Coast writers to sell newspapers. “Little House on the Prairie” was an accurate portrayal of the old west. Boring except for hailstorms and droughts.
Plus its hard to conceal carry a semi-automatic rifle. Why is this incident even being brought up in a CCW article?
Reports at the time were saying "pistol" although the police never publicly confirmed what sort of weapon was used. An eye witness was quoted as saying:
"She ran right out into the street and was pounding on cars," said David Gosh of West Allis, who had been returning from duck hunting earlier Sunday with his father, John, and a friend, Ben Luedke.
Gosh said that moments later, a man with a handgun ran out and appeared to be chasing the woman.
Just then, Gosh said, police began streaming to the scene, and the gunman, seeing them, ran back into the building."
I found no reports of a rifle used in the killings.
I had to search but I found an article that said he was able to illegally buy a semi-auto rifle several days before the killings. I assumed that was the weapon he used. I have since found an article that said it was a 40 cal semi handgun. I stand corrected.
And the rest of the Chicago citizens cannot defend themselves with a firearm.
Off-duty officer shot; superintendent vows to catch attacker
An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot and wounded during a robbery attempt.
By Adam Sege, Jeremy Gorner and Rosemary Regina Sobol Tribune reporters
10:34 a.m. CST, December 10, 2012
A veteran off-duty Chicago police officer was shot twice early Monday during an attempted robbery outside his car as a young child sat inside, authorities said.
While the 34-year-old officer sustained gunshot wounds to the chest and wrist, his wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.
The officer’s wrist was broken, but the bullet that struck his chest inflicted only superficial damage, the superintendent said.
“He’s obviously shaken up, [but] he’s in good spirits,” McCarthy said this morning, after visiting the officer at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. “Right now it’s as good as it could possibly be.”
The wounded officer has been with Chicago Police Department since 2002.