It would have been nice, and it came close. Still, it is better to get half a pie than none at all.
Of the states that have passed shall issue, I am not aware of any that have made it more restrictive. I have seen numerous states make their shall issue laws less restrictive, and three (Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming) move to constitutional carry.
We got half a pie, and nowthey are trying to take half of that half, back. And no offense but I see no fight for anything left in Walker and the Repubs. I know they’re on break but they better be ready to go farther than they ever thought possible when they get the Senate back in November. And right now I don’t see them having the will to fight for harder things to get through. Like constitutional carry. Like actually starting to curb back the entitlements. Like getting 10th Amendment bills going like Texas is doing. Like fighting the concept of regional taxation (ie major cities screwing suburbs and exurbs for money for their problems). Don’t see any of this on the radar. Like eliminating the Govt Accountability Board which is totally partisan and going back to an Elections Board that is more accountable, less partisan and more removeable if they don’t do their jobs. Like perhaps reforming the state welfare food system so that the debit cards can only be used for certain staples rather than lotto cards, alcohol, and lobsters. And perhaps raising the income level that qualifies for this help as there are a lot of well-to-do poor folks buying a lot better groceries than I am with these taxpayer-funded cards.