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A Wisconsin proposed gun ban would prohibit some of the most highly rated hunting rifles and shotguns, ban most pistols, and require Wisconsin residents who owned “semi-automatic assault weapons” to turn their guns in to the state government. No grandfather clause is included in the bill, which means that current gun owners may be forced to give up their guns. The bill would also outlaw 3 of the top 5 rifles for shooting hogs, which are more or less in open season in the state due to the environmental harm they cause. The definition of rifle in the bill is also so unclear that anything could fall under the definition. Yet another pretty obvious gun grab by Democrats.
On Monday, a Federal judge in Omaha sentenced a woman to 1 year probation for illegally buying a gun on her boyfriend’s behalf from an FFL at a pawnshop. The maximum penalty for such a punishment is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The boyfriend was a prohibited felon and gang member at the time of the purchase, and later used the firearm to kill a police officer, Kerrie Orozco, who was trying to arrest him in connection for another shooting. Officer Orozco had recently given birth and was working her last shift before taking medical leave to care for her premature child. So to recap, there is a dead police officer, an orphaned child, and this woman who bought the gun (for an out of state boyfriend, by the way) gets a year’s probation. Instead of more laws, why not fix our priorities?
In Florida this week, a campus carry measure advanced in the state house. This bill would allow CHL holders to bring handguns onto college and university campuses. It is of course expected to be strongly opposed by democrats and academics. A similar measure was killed in the house earlier this year due to lack of support in the state senate from gun rights groups. This development comes on the heels of the 1st District Court of Appeal decision to reject the case brought by Florida Carry Inc. that sought to overturn a University of Florida ban on firearms in residence halls and other university housing.
Finally this week, Republicans will maintain control of the Virginia state Senate on Tuesday despite the MILLIONS poured into various races by freedom hawk and gun hater Michael Bloomberg. The victories mean that the Republicans maintain control of the legislature, which has remained a massive hurdle to Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe as he tries to tighten gun laws and expand Medicaid in the state. Virginia will also likely be a highly contested state in the 2016 presidential elections. Bloomberg wasted 2.2 million dollars (which is huge for a state race) on two democratic candidates, only winning one race. Most of the money was put into anti-gun ad buys.