Thanks to the Republican Senate in the Badger State, gay people may soon have a tool to protect themselves against assault. Would-be gay bashers will now tread more carefully knowing that gay people could be packing:
The Wisconsin Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow concealed weapons in the state Capitol and other public places, but not in police stations, courthouse and other specifically exempted locations.
The final vote was 25-8, with all 19 Republicans and six Democrats supporting it, and the other eight Democrats opposed.
Wisconsin would become the 49th state to legalize carrying hidden guns. Those who want to carry the weapons would have to obtain a permit.
Before the bill goes to Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who backs the measure, it must also pass the Assembly. That could happen later in the week.
Thank you, Governor Walker, for supporting a means to give law-abiding gay people a means to protect themselves. Via Instapundit.