Pseudo quote: I’m Doing Something!
“It’s puzzling how many people in the community have guns,” said [Milwaukee Alderman Russell] Stamper.
The proposed ordinance “requires a firearm owner to properly store and supervise the whereabouts of any firearm owned at all times to ensure the firearm is not acquired by any person and used in the commission of a crime,” according to Milwaukee Common Council records. “It also requires the firearm owner to report the theft or misplacement of any firearm to police within 24-hours of discovery.”
His idea is that the law should punish the victims that have their guns stolen and don’t know about it or don’t know they have to report it or the parent of a child that just killed themselves.
Some animal breaks into my home, takes my gun and kills somebody and I’m the person at fault because I didn’t stop the animal.
For those bleeding hearts, humans don’t break into my home to steal or harm me and mine, thus it must be an animal.
Of course this politician uses Everytown as his source for scare numbers.
And of course he doesn’t mind violating the constitution in his endeavors to “do something”
Article I, § 25 of the Wisconsin Constitution, adopted in 1998, states: “[t]he people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose.”
FYI: Most states have a “right to bear arms” clause in the state their state constitutions. I just don’t know of any cases where people fought state laws on the grounds of state constitutional rights.