I noted yesterday morning that the Governor was going to come to Milwaukee and announce an anti-crime initiative. That would be a great thing to do. While most of Milwaukee is relatively safe, there are neighborhoods where people are under siege and desperately need some relief.
It never did happen. Oh, the Governor apparently did come to Milwaukee and posed. But then he just announced some gun control initiatives. I don't have a particular problem with any of them but does anyone really believe that all of them will have any discernable impact in crime in Milwaukee? Based on its coverage (where?), not even the Journal Sentinel thought much of the package.
Doyle wants Milwaukee to be able to declare itself a gun-free zone, reminding me of the '80s when the School Sisters of St. Francis declared their property in Bay View a "nuclear free" zone. That certainly brought peace in our time.
He wants to require background checks at gun shows and, at the risk of incurring the ire of Dad29, I can support that. But will that materially reduce the circulation of guns in MIlwaukee, When people want to sell and others want to buy, history tells us that the law will have a hell of a time stopping it. It's worth doing, but, in the mean time, Governor, what should we do to keep people safe?