We've seen a lot of stuff happen in Wisconsin over the last few years that beggars belief. School teachers have been made the subject of ridicule. Corruption becomes ensconced in law. The state Supreme Court has its own sort of continual judicial shenanigans. But I never really thought I would see a state legislator recommend that we all become a bunch of armed vigilantes, packing heat when we go to the mall just in case someone might use a gun.

Yet Bob Gannon (R - Slinger) seems to be endorsing exactly that in a press release.  The recent unfortunate shooting incident at East Towne Mall was bad enough - imagine if it had blossomed into a full-fledged shooting match of "good guys with guns" adding to the chaos.  Rep. Dana Wachs from our area responded today on Facebook saying "This is the kind of thinking we have to contend with in the legislature. What next......."  Chris Taylor's response? "I am appalled by the dangerous rhetoric Representative Gannon chose to use in his press release... Representative Gannon is living in a James Bond dream world."

Yet another example of a statement from the state Republicans that is too extreme to even parody.

You need to read the whole thing:

The shooting this weekend at the East Town Mall in Madison makes clear that the leftist theory that a gun symbol inside of a circle with a line through it does not make the citizens of this state safer. It is evident that the criminal whom shot off his pistol at the mall either couldn’t read the gun ban sign or he didn’t comprehend the universal symbol that is now referred to as a “target rich environment”?

Personally I’ve never been in East Town Mall, as I refuse to spend my money at any business that believes my second amendment rights have to be left in my car. I’ve been unable to get a safe and secure feeling with the extra mall security that is now in place, yes, those individuals carrying nothing more lethal than a flashlight and maps explaining how to get to the coffee shop. I’m sure these employees are there to help clean up the mess, as an unprotected shopper gets caught in the criminal cross fire.

Currently our university students are as unprotected as the shoppers at this mall. Unfortunately, these students don’t have the option of studying at a different state college, as I have the option of shopping at other retailers, as all state universities have implemented the “target rich environment” theory.

AB 363 is in process in the state legislature at this time, and needs to get passed quickly so that students have a fighting chance if a criminal element picks their campus as the location of their next shootout. This bill allows students, faculty, and visitors, the same rights of self-protection as are enjoyed by state residents throughout this fine land.

Wisconsin does not have a death penalty law, but with significant practice and careful aim, law abiding citizens can help clean our society of these scum bags. Criminals no longer have any fear of our courts or our prisons, so it’s time that the citizens of this fine state stand up and fight back. A gang banger in the mall with a gun is going to think twice if there could be a law abiding CCW holder standing behind them fully prepared to shoot center mass, as this is how you’re trained to eliminate the threat these creeps pose to you, your family, and all law abiding citizens unwillingly dragged into their public crime spree.