Racine Alderman Vote to Ban Concealed Carry... But Exempt Themselves From Ban
Hypocrisy knows no bounds in the City of Racine. On Feb. 20th an ordinance banning concealed carry in City Buildings was approved in committee by an 8-2 vote. This past Tuesday on a unanimous 13-0 vote, Racine Alderman approved an amendment to the ordiance that would EXEMPT elected officials from the ban. How nice it must be to be a member of the ruling class. Passing laws that apply to everyone else. (Read newspaper article here) The ordinance will go to the full council for a vote on April 3rd. Wisconsin Carry members as well as the general public will be showing up in numbers to pack the meeting.
We encourage all Racine area citizens to attend the meeting and let the City Council know that they are not a privileged ruling class and they should have to abide the laws they pass for everyone else.
Wednesday April 3rd
City Hall Rm. 205
730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
"Gun Free Zones" create opportunities for lunatic shooters to carry out suicidal rampages on defenseless citizens. The law-abiding respect the rules and leave their legally carried guns in the car or at home, and deranged individuals ignore silly "no guns" signs to inflict mass casualties where no one can stop them. In the above linked article, Racine Alderman Greg Helding demonstrates the selfish perspective of all too many elected officials: “We are the one (group of people affected by the ban) who publicly announce ahead of time when and where we will be in a completely unguarded and publicly accessible place,” he said. -- Clearly Alderman Helding recognizes the silly "no guns" signs on the doors will not stop a lunatic with a gun... It would be nice if Alderman Helding recognized that every single person that steps in a City of Racine building will be prevented from protecting themselves. We hope that Alderman Helding thinks of someone besides himself when it comes to personal protection. We hope that Alderman Helding considers that if a woman who has a restraining order against a stalker decides to enter the Racine Library, or any city building, her stalker knows that she will be unable to protect herself while she is in, or leaving the library because of the concealed carry ban that Alderman Helding placed on her, but thought to exempt himself from.