Thursday, May 31, 2007

Confirmed: Mayor Barrett is WRONG

Yesterday we observed that the Mayor of Milwaukee's statement on SB104 was possibly inaccurate.

Today I can tell you that it was, indeed, inaccurate.

Here's the newspaper summary:

Barrett said the bill is needed to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, teenagers and those with felony and domestic violence convictions.

Wrong-o, Tom. Wisconsin is one of 27 States which DO NOT SUBMIT mental-health records to the Federal NCIS database.

Fortunately, Sen. Alberta Darling (R) is trying to retroactively save the Mayor's bacon by proposing legislation to remedy this deficiency. (A story not mentioned in the online JS today.)

By the way--it was Jim Doyle who VETOED that legislation last session, while he was VETOING concealed-carry.

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