April 13, 2015

See? At heart, Scott Walker is just like a vending machine. If you put enough money in, he will sell you whatever you want! Now that he has been anointed by the Kochtopus, he fervently worships at the feet of the NRA. He evolved (actually, I guess he de-volved) -- in a way that made the odds of more high school principals being killed even higher. Because freedom! Via Buzzfeed:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker once touted his achievements as a member of the state assembly in “tightening gun laws” for people who committed felony-equivalent offenses or were committed as juveniles.Two gun control measures led the list of Walker’s legislative accomplishments on a version of Walker’s 2002 legislative biography page — “About Scott” — maintained by the Internet Archive.

“In 1994, Walker pushed through two measures to tighten gun laws. One measure now prohibits any person who commits the equivalent of a felony as a juvenile from possessing a firearm. The other measure prohibits anyone who was involuntarily committed as a minor from possessing a firearm. This legislation resulted from working with students at Wauwatosa West High School following the tragic shooting of a school administrator in 1993.”

Oh noes! The horror! No wonder he doesn't want us to know. Scott Walker must now cringe in shame over such sensible laws. He made the 2nd Amendment Baby Jesus cry, and now he is spending the rest of his political life making reparations for his sins. Shame on you, Scott Walker. Shame on you.

The Milwaukee Sentinel noted that the Assembly approved both measures “in a voice vote with no debate.”The article provides some context, noting that one of the bills “was introduced by Wauwatosa legislators in the aftermath of the shooting of Dale Breitlow, Wauwatosa West High School associate principal,” by a 21-year old with a troubled history with the law.The article goes on to identify Walker as a key force behind the legislation:

“The tragic situation of the murder of Dale Breitlow and the subsequent information we found out about the suspect revealed major holes in out handgun check system,” said Rep. Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa), who had introduced an identical bill in the Assembly. […] “This bill may not have prevented what happened … but it’s something positive that the whole community supported,” Walker said.

[...] Last month, Bloomberg Politics reported that Walker “once backed a bill that could have jailed gun dealers who sold weapons without trigger locks — and the people who bought them,” before backpedaling in the face of opposition from the NRA.

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