Get ready. You are about to be told all kinds of fairy tales following the November 1st date when it will be legal to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin. The untrue and exaggerated stories have been told in every state that enacted such a law in recent decades.
After a few months the gun nuts will point out that crime has gone down since the concealed carry law was enacted. What you will not be told is that crime had been going down each year for a long time before concealed carry was passed. But that is how it was distorted in other states. They also used these "statistics" when a state passed a law instituting capital punishment. In both the case of concealed carry and capital punishment, crime was going down before the legislation. In the case of capital punishment, it actually slowed the downward numbers regarding crime in certain states.
What worries me more than anything are the people who advocate for concealed carry and capital punishment. They are often legislators. And people who tell us they are good parents.
Picture this, please. We have gun advocates who see themselves as good parents by taking their kids out to shoot deer, a very timid and innocent animal, with a high-powered and telescopic rifle. Huh? That is sport? That is an example for your kids? C'mon.
People like to say they are protecting their family by having a gun in the house. Yet many murders take place when someone known by the family is shot and killed accidentally. I use the word "accidentally" because they didn't intentionally plan to kill that person, but they had a murderous weapon in the home.
But that's not enough to these pseudo-manhood guys. They want to show us how brave and tough they are by hiding a weapon on their person. What??? That seems rather wimpy to me.
It is only a matter of time before someone is shot by a concealed weapon carrier. And then all sorts of excuses will be made. Be prepared. People who need a gun, and especially a concealed gun, can dream up excuses you cannot imagine.
Imagine, this return to the Wild West is considered progress. What in the heck ever happened to real progress, civilization, rationality, restraint, culture, enlightenment, and humanity?