After the Charleston shootings, there was a renewed push by President Obama for restricting access for law-abiding citizens to guns. Scott Walker wasn’t having any of it.
He signed into law a loosening of waiting periods that have been on the books for decades.
From FOX News:
Wisconsin Gov. Walker ends decades-old waiting period for handguns
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed two bills loosening his state’s gun laws on Wednesday, including one ending the state’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.
The timing of the bill signing comes amid a renewed debate over gun control and race relations after the fatal shootings at a Charleston, S.C., black church on June 17; a white man faces multiple murder charges.
But the measures on Walker’s desk predated the massacre and passed earlier this month in the GOP-majority Legislature with bipartisan support. The second measure would allow off-duty, retired and out-of-state police officers to carry firearms on school grounds.
CNN covered the topic too, and to their credit, they were fair:
If you watched that entire video, you heard John King mention one blogger who called this a middle finger to the left. That would be Leon Wolf of RedState:
Scott Walker Extends the Middle Finger to the Enemies of America
I understand that Scott Walker is not a perfect Presidential candidate. I understand that his initial foray into dealing with the national press was less than ideal and I haven’t been crazy about his blatant pandering on immigration. I also understand that he lacks the rhetorical flair and stage appeal of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 90%.
And this is a big but. Scott Walker for all his flaws knows how to extend a giant middle finger to the anti-American left and he isn’t the slightest bit shy about doing it. That counts for a lot, not just with me but with a huge portion of the GOP primary electorate who has been begging for someone who could prove that you can win elections and govern effectively while taking on liberal sacred cows at the same time. Scott Walker seems determined to be that guy and so far it is working.
And he hasn’t changed on bit since then.
The Honey Badger doesn’t play games.
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