Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- Over the past months, Milwaukee's spike in violent crime has resulted in Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn and Mayor Tom Barrett holding a series of press conferences where they try to off-load accountability for the city's problems on others.
Ed Flynn suggests that Wisconsin's concealed carry law has LOOPHOLES that are to blame for the spike in violence.
Through our media opportunities, we have suggested that Mayor Barrett and Chief Ed Flynn need look no further than the Milwaukee County DA's office and Milwaukee County Judges who are plea-bargaining violent offenses down to misdemeanors and failing to use the sentencing remedies available to them to keep violent criminals off the streets.
Many in the Milwaukee media market refuse to shine a light on this aspect of the problem. Last week, CBS 58 out of Milwaukee aired the most unbiased and honest reporting of this issue to date. I encourage you to view this piece, which validates Wisconsin Carry's contention that there are already PLENTY of legal remedies in place for DA's and Judges to deal with crime if they choose:
For those interested, I covered this topic and others (including Wisconsin Carry's position on the Appleton AR-15 “open carry” situation of 2 weeks ago) on Well Armed Radio, LIVE this past Sunday night.
Late last week we (Wisconsin Carry) received a few emails leveraging harsh criticism on us for refusing to condemn the open carry of rifles. I address some of the “hate” mail we received from people who call themselves “pro gun” during my program Sunday night. Wisconsin Carry's position discussion starts at about the 39 minute mark of the show. The discussion of the above news story from CBS 58 starts at the 133 minute mark. You can listen to the broadcast archived show here:
All past shows are archived at the following link: www.blogtalkradio.com/wellarmedradio
Chairman/President – Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
Host of “Well Armed Radio”
Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents to carry in the manner of their choosing. We believe that “open carry” and “concealed carry” are choices to be made by law-abiding citizens based on their situation and preference. Wisconsin Carry, like many gun-rights organizations in Wisconsin, is investing a great deal of resources to get Wisconsin law changed to allow concealed carry this next legislative session by proposing Constitutional Carry. Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use legal recourse to deter unlawful treatment of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who currently exercise their right to open carry, and soon will exercise their right to concealed carry in Wisconsin. Visit: www.wisconsincarry.org
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