A new sheriff in town?
Anthony Hamilton, a detective with the Dane County Sheriff’s office is running for sheriff as a Republican against incumbent Kalvin Barrett. Any eligible voter in Dane County can sign his nomination paper. Detective Hamilton needs 500 valid signatures by Wednesday, June 1. Public safety is a top priority for voters this years as crime has skyrocketed. Hamilton Nomination Paper.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos open to arming teachers in schools.
The massacre at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, 05-24-22 has produced the usual demands to “do something.” We share the impulse and the anger, but what specifically to do? …
So-called red-flag laws that give police the ability to deny guns to people who may pose a risk to the community have been useful in some cases. But they are hard to enforce, as we recently learned in Buffalo. New York state has a red-flag statute, and Payton Gendron was even referred for mental counseling. He still got a gun. — Wall Street Journal.
The statement that the Second Amendment is not absolute is certainly true. There are laws that can be crafted within the confines set out under controlling Supreme Court precedent. … President Biden repeated his claim that certain weapons were prohibited at the time that the Second Amendment was ratified. That is simply untrue. — law professor Jonathan Turley.
Donald Trump’s political revenge campaign hit a wall in Georgia on Tuesday, as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger easily defeated Trump-backed challengers. The question now is whether the former President will continue his vendetta by trying to defeat both men in November. — Wall Street Journal.
From the Dane County Sheriff:
Madison WI. 05-25-22 – There are no words to describe the devastating news of yesterday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
As a precaution, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing our presence around all of the schools in our primary jurisdictions.
Sadly, these events serve as a reminder for us all to be aware of our environment. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office continues to offer Emergency Preparedness Training for the community.
On a more personal note, hold your children extra tight today.
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Category Archives: Gun control
A cliché more worthless than ‘thoughts and prayers’ Nineteen children, little innocents ages 7 to 10 — many still believing in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy — gunned down 05-24-22 in Uvalde, Texas. And two adults. Dammit to hell! … Continue reading
Is the city intervening in gun litigation? The Wisconsin State Journal calls them “wedge issues.” What kind of issues? Broadly defined, a wedge issue is that for which the prevailing liberal/progressive orthodoxy has no good answers. Further defined: it is an issue … Continue reading
Just ask the heroes of Ukraine! At a gathering of well aged Democrats, the Head Groundskeeper ventured that if Ukrainians had enjoyed Americans’ Second Amendment rights for more than a few days before the Russkies invaded, they might be marginally … Continue reading
Judged by 12, not carried by 6! We have a winner: “Only way Kyle Rittenhouse is found guilty is if the jury votes by mail.” Runner-up: “Rittenhouse provoked bloodshed in Kenosha” — prosecution attorney. Yeah, and Fort Sumter provoked the … Continue reading
Damn, he’s good! Cannot do better than quote former mayor Dave Cieslewicz (pronounced exactly as spelled). Also, my North Korean scriveners walked off the job today so I’ve got to poach someone else’s work. Anyhoo, Dave C. writes: Madison is … Continue reading
… did it really happen? Seriously? Althea Bernstein led a march against racism? (Old-timers will remember when they were called “civil rights marches.”) There she is on the front page of our favorite Madison WI morning newspaper. Leading a “unity” … Continue reading