May 26, 2011

Big Fitz caught lying and the 2nd Amend. amended

Astounding! And amusing because Scott Fitzgerald, brother Jeff Fitzgerald, and Fitzgerald père are all living on government handouts.

A bunch of un trained yahoos, being necessary for the security ...

Meanwhile the younger Fitzgeralds are part of Republican caucuses in the Wisconsin legislature that insist it's "essential" (absolutely necessary; central to the nature of something; fundamental) concealed, loaded weapons are carried around nearly everywhere in the Badger State (the WISGOP thoughtfully exempted jails and prisons, although Scott Walker said he'd sign any gun bill that passed the legislature, according to an internal memo Walker's policy director Ryan Murray had "fired off").

Supporters of the proposal call themselves the "constitutional carry" crowd. However, "well regulated" must mean something and it can't possibly mean any person who's never even handled or fired a weapon is good to wander around Summerfest with a loaded Glock in their pants.

Yes, that sounds really "necessary to the security of a free [S]tate."

And no public safety issue whatsoever.

Apparently they're advised on constitutional law by Ron Johnson, where "well regulated" means "no regulations nor requirements whatsoever."

The Journal-Sentinel story on the gun bill contains repeated references to "recall targets" which bring to mind Sarah Palin's celebrated "crosshairs" advertisements. However, these shouldn't raise any eyebrows because untrained, unpermitted, loaded concealed firearms-bearers wouldn't be able to hit the damn broad side of a barn anyway.

But they surely could hit some unintended target (including themselves, which at least would put them in contention for a Darwin Award).

3 comments:

John Foust said...

Or as Hamilton put it in context in the 29th Federalist paper, "To oblige the great body of the yeomanry, and of the other classes of the citizens, to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well-regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people, and a serious public inconvenience and loss." Sounds like "well-regulated" means "properly trained" in the ways of the military of the time. I am reminded of my grandfather's "Regulator" school clock.

Carrying a weapon makes rolling through stop signs all the more exciting.

Clutch said...

Yeah, but that "well-regulated" business is part of the afterthought-that-comes-before section of the amendment, so it was really just some scribbling they did to make sure the pen was working before writing the real amendment-y part. /SCOTUS

illusory tenant said...

Not a bad Scalia-synopsis right there.