Great news from the Badger State. Gay people now have a new (and most effective) tool to protect themselves from bashers. The state Assembly approved a concealed carry bill:
The legislation would require those who want to carry concealed firearms to obtain permits. It would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the state Capitol and other public buildings but not places like police stations and courthouses. Weapons also would be prohibited in buildings where posted notices bar them, and in places like Summerfest music festival at Milwaukee’s lakefront.
Bashers will now be on notice that gay people in Wisconsin could be packing and have the means to defend themselves if attacked. While not entirely satisfied with the legislation, MadisonConservative, who alerted me to the actions of the state Assembly, observes, “the people of Wisconsin have the ability to defend their lives, their families, and their property.”
People here means all people, gays included. What’s good for all folks in the Badger State is good for gay folks in the Badger State.