I realize that whenever a state passes Shall Issue Carry, the Demented Ones slip off the straight jackets and start proposing idiotic laws. But I have to say this one is a new record in foolishness.
There’s no doubt that around parts of Milwaukee, plenty of shootings and armed robberies occcur at gas stations. Zepnick’s bill would essentially treat stations like some of the other places even CCW permit holders would have to disarm, like courthouses, prisons and schools. But it would also allow the usual exceptions for police, corrections officers, miltary personnel and private security guards who are on duty.
But going armed at a station would be a felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison.
They hate the Shall Issue thing in Wisconsin, don’t they? Have no doubt that the law is aimed at CCW Permit Holders.
We are supposed to believe that a criminal that is about to commit armed robbery (Class C felony) on a gas station and can face up to 40 years in jail, will somehow change his mind because he can actually serve 18 months for taking a gun into the newfangled Gun Free Zone Gas Station.
(h/t to Black Man With A Gun)