Results tagged with 'gun control'
Published June 10, 2015
State Representatives LaTonya Johnson and Joel Kleefisch found a rare common sense place when they proposed creating the mandatory minimum sentences for felons who possess firearms. That's right: A Milwaukee Democrat and an Oconomowoc Republican came together on a gun issue and managed to gain the support of a majority of others in the Assembly from both parties despite earlier dissent. That's pretty remarkable.
Published Nov. 10, 2014
I looked at family photos of the 5-year-old girl who was shot to death this week in Milwaukee. They were even more heartbreaking than the single angelic professional photo the media's been highlighting. You see Laylah Petersen doing things all little girls do. Trick or treating. Going to the zoo. In church. Swinging. Taking goofy selfies for the camera. I have a 9-year-old girl. She does all of those things. Laylah Petersen must be regarded now, in a sense, as this community's child, too.
Published June 12, 2014
Joe Wilcox is dead today because he fell for the cockamamie belief that carrying a concealed weapon was a good thing.
Published May 16, 2013
I often wonder if public officials give any consideration to the historical lens that will define their current level of enlightenment decades from now. History will show there is a "right" side and a "wrong" side to many of the issues we debate today, including health care reform, gay marriage and gun control.
Published May 10, 2013
If you have a different stance on these two issues, then you are allowing your personal politics to override your principles. This is the key mistake many people make. When you follow what the Constitution says, and not what you want it to mean, you'll find that these issues often have a simple solution.
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