Walker Goes Full Honey Badger on WI Gun Laws
The Honey Badger don’t give a … about Obama’s gun control demands.
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.
Walker earned his Honey Badger (language warning at link) credentials when he took on the public sector unions and the recall election:
And he hasn’t changed on bit since then.
The Honey Badger doesn’t play games.
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— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) June 24, 2015
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Unless he flips again on immigration, Walker is my choice for 2016. Cruz would be were it not for his insane positions on immigration (doubling legal immigration and increasing H-1B visas by 500%). Cruz would speedb the destruction of middle class America.
THANK YOU for enlightening me on Cruz’s H1B policy. I didn’t believe you, but checked, and you’re right. Of course, I sent him a check some time ago. Never too late to learn.
I lean to Walker so far myself, but must defend Cruz’ immigration position. He is speaking about part of an overall reform package. Any thought we can stop illegal immigration without making it somewhat easier to come legally is simply fantasy. Supply and demand.
I don’t agree with Cruz on details – for instance, immigration levels should be reflective of the job market: when our work force is grossly underutilized like now, it should be lowered, raised during boom times. And e-Verify and visa tracking must be included for any reform plan to be effective, or even had a chance.
But there isn’t a candidate in the field who will actually cut legal immigration OR “round up & deport all current illegals.” And if any claims he will, he is a liar.
By virtue of his parade of political successes in a very hostile environment, Walker remains at the top of my list. After everything that went before in Wisconsin, this is just awesome work.
Walker The Walk!
You got it half right! The correct statement is: Walker / Fiorina 2016!
I like to hear Fiorina talk, but I don’t want anyone who believes in and supports AGW as well as federalized education to be a heartbeat from the presidency.
Fiorina: Companies shouldn’t cave in to the demands of climate change activists
Sure, team up a proven political and managerial success with a proven political and managerial failure.
Do you think your assessment of Fiorina (I assume you’re dubbing her the failure of the two) is a tad harsh? The entire tech sector was absolutely hammered during her tenure at HP, and she got a bad rap for the layoffs which were an inevitable result of the Compaq merger.
So you agree that she’s a demonstrated failure.
You just think that she has some excuses.
I remain unimpressed. Yes, trying to run something like HP in a difficult market involves certain problems. So does being the Chief Executive of the United States. So far it’s clear that she simply doesn’t have what it takes, unless she learned a great deal from her blunders … unfortunately I see no hint that she’s learned anything from them, except possibly that executive failure can make you rich.
On the other hand, since HP was willing to pay a great deal of money to get rid of her, I suppose in a sense she must count as someone really special.
Sig Sauer and I will vote for Walker.
And, Carly, if you read this blog (as you must), I would vote for you if you changed your ways regarding the collectivized government generated fallacies of AGW and Common Core.
I am still working on the Pope.
Honey Badger don’t need an exclamation point after his name to get people excited over him.
Good for Gov. Walker. As to Ms Fiorina, her plan regarding the Compaq merger can be boiled down to “Let’s convert one of the great American R+D companies (HP, of course) into a commodity brand name.” And that gamble faired poorly. Is she the worst thing out there? Of course not. But she flew high, literally, on an ostentatiously expensive corporate jet, while HP lost altitude. I am also concerned by the cult of personality that seemed to form around her, viz this quote from the linked Fortune article:
“Her talent for talk naturally solidifies her reputation for brains, though it would seem that one of her staff members recently stretched things a bit by saying, ‘I wonder what it feels like to walk into a room and know always that you are the smartest person there.’ But there is also a downside to her verbal skills in that what she is saying so fluently sometimes [comes off as] as short of substance, overly aspirational, and lacking in spontaneity.”
Hope and change from the smartest president ever, anyone? I’m getting a thrill up my leg just thinking of it.
Fiorina’s failure in the stratosphere of the corporate world still places her head and shoulders above the accomplishments of any of the actual and potential Democratic contenders. Look at POTUS, he wasn’t a failure (before becoming president) because he never did a lick of actual work in his life. Does that make him better than Fiorina? Fiorina’s business skills got her somewhere Barry could never tread, based on his performance before becoming president. And he was elected president in what amounted to popularity contests – “I’m the black guy, vote for me.”
She does make Hillary Clinton seem dumb by comparison, but so does just about anybody — except John Boehner, Rince Prebus and Mitch McConnell.
The second measure would allow off-duty, retired and out-of-state police officers to carry firearms on school grounds.
Well, I don’t know … I don’t really see that yet another law handing special privileges to police when they’re not even “on the job” counts as a big win for We The People.
I am unimpressed. I would be more impressed if I read this:
“The second measure would allow people to carry firearms on school grounds and everywhere else.”
That would be an example of the right to keep and bear arms being less infringed by government. I refuse to acknowledge that former or current police officers have more rights than others.
Does this look familiar?
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
That is the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for those for whom it is not familiar. By the 14th Amendment, it applies to all the states as well. So, why are there any Federal and state laws infringing the right to keep and bear arms?
We can see this source for a SCOTUS quote from United States v. Lopez (1995):
“The Act exceeds Congress’ Commerce Clause authority. First, although this Court has upheld a wide variety of congressional Acts regulating intrastate economic activity that substantially affected interstate commerce, the possession of a gun in a local school zone is in no sense an economic activity that might, through repetition elsewhere, have such a substantial effect on interstate commerce.”