Before I announce a landmark bill passing the Wisconsin senate committee, I would like to make a point about the Second Amendment versus those who think that if firearms do not exist in public life there would be none or little crimes of violence or accidental deaths …
Let us replace firearms with the motored vehicle and what you would think if, in order to purchase a vehicle, because they can be dangerous in the wrong hands, a person must …
- Wait for 48 hours to pick up the vehicle even though that person has a valid driver's license. Included in that waiting period is an extra fee to the state government for their time and effort of hindering your freedom.
- Motor vehicle cannot be purchased with a maximum speed of 30 mph., because the faster one goes, the more damage occurs.
- Fuel tanks on motor vehicles can only be five gallons, because the farther one goes there is a chance for bodily injuries and death.
- Only certain vehicles can be manufactured because the consensus states that certain vehicles make people want to do unlawful things.
- Only law enforcement and the military will be allowed to have vehicles that are beyond the aforementioned mandates.
And now the news from Wisconsin concerning the mandated 48-hour waiting period for handguns …
The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety passed Senate Bill 35 by a 3-2 vote yesterday. Wisconsinites should take the time to thank those who helped pass this antiquated and useless law first enacted in 1976 – before background checks were required.
Instant background checks has made it unnecessary for the 48-hour waiting period, especially when a consumer has a valid concealed carry permit.
SB 35 would repeal the waiting period requirement and allow a licensed firearm dealer to transfer ownership of a handgun following notice from the Department of Justice that the background check indicates that the purchaser is not prohibited from possessing a firearm.
SB 35 now goes to the Wisconsin state Senate to await for a vote. Contact your state Senator and urge him or her to pass SB 35. Governor Scott Walker has already indicated that he will sign the bill if it passes.
Straight from CDC, here are statistics:
Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths: 33,084; deaths per 100,000 population = 10.7
Firearm Deaths (All, accidental or otherwise): 33,634; deaths per 100,000 population: 10-6
Drug Poisoning Deaths: deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4