Saturday, January 19, 2013
Hundreds of armed gun owners are expected to show up at the state Capitol as part of nationwide movement to support gun ownership.
Updated at 5:20 p.m. Saturday with crowd estimate A conservative group is hoping that tens of thousands turn out nationwide to show their support for gun ownership with their pocketbooks and picket signs the day before President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term. The group, a coalition brought together for the event, declared Saturday as "Gun Appreciation Day." The hope is Americans nationwide will show their support for gun ownership by turning out en masse at gun stores, ranges and shows from coast to coast. “The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people,” said Gun Appreciation Day Chairman Larry Ward in a press release. In Wisconsin, …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner called on President Barack Obama to publicly denounce a video game found at Facepunch.com where players takes shots at National Rifle Association (NRA) officials.
Circulating on the Internet is talk of a video game inviting users to take virtual shots at National Rifle Association (NRA) officials. According to U.S. Rep Jim Sensenbrenner, the website facepunch.com allows users to download a video game called "Bullet to the Head of the NRA" and invites them to take head shots at National Rifle Association (NRA) officials. Sensenbrenner on Tuesday called on President Barack Obama to publicly denounce the video game. The game targets NRA President David Keene and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. A father expressed his concern on Free Republic when he found his son playing the video game depicting LaPierre giving a speech after the tragic Sandy Hook shooting and his son taking virtual shots at …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Here's a look at what some of Wisconsin's top political bloggers have been writing about in the past week.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Lisa Mux, Waukesha Wonk On the big lines at the grand opening of a new Costco store in Pewaukee The patrons were excited to be waiting in line to spend their money at a business which will create sustainable jobs for our community, jobs that pay a living wage and benefits. They, too, couldn’t wait to ditch their memberships to that other warehouse store and were telling anyone who would listen. The workers seemed grateful for that, and I heard a lot of heartfelt “thank yous” all around me. One employee, who currently pays $1,700 per month for COBRA, will be eligible for health insurance through Costco after six months of employment. She was proud to explain that even part-time employees are eligible for benefits. A supervisor, who had …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Francois Ross had hunted most of his life and he thought he knew how to handle a gun. But when he decided to carry a concealed weapon, a gun safety instructor made him think twice. Now he's teaching others to do the same.
Want to see more stories about this topic? "Like" this article on Facebook by clicking the "like" button just above this article. If we get 10 or more likes, we'll know to do a follow-up story. The National Rifle Association trains their gun safety instructors to focus on knowledge, skills and attitude when they teach people how to carry and use their weapons. Francois Ross, of Glendale, also teaches those elements to his students as a certified NRA instructor when he teaches his classes on personal protection in the home and pistol shooting at the Racine County Line Rifle Club. But in his Carrying Concealed Weapons class, he'll stress the importance of attitude a little more. On Nov. 1, people wanting to carry a concealed weapon can apply…