Not that it matters to the brain-dead supporters of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, but I find it very amusing that one of the Walker-ing Dead was ordered outside after openly carrying his gun into a Walker rally at a private business this morning. (Note: All Walker rallies are invitation-only at private mansions and businesses.)
The NRA-backed and self-proclaimed "unintimidated" governor appeared at a Sun Prairie, Wisconsin equipment business early this morning. So did Jay Brendemuehl of Pardeeville, with a pistol strapped to his hip. According to the Associated Press, police escorted Brendemuehl out of the building before Walker arrived. He was allowed in later after locking his gun in his car.
Wisconsin's open-carry law was revised a few years ago to allow one to openly carry a gun nearly everywhere in Wisconsin, including the state Capitol.
Scott Walker gleefully signed a concealed-carry law as well not long ago. Businesses and other establishments open to the public are exempt only if they post signs indicating that weapons are not allowed on their premises (which is why nearly every church in Wisconsin now has an image of a gun with a line through it on its front door. Very welcoming.)
The business that hosted today's event has such a sign posted at its entrance. Brendemuehl claimed that he didn't see it on his way in because someone was standing in front of it. Although he reportedly complied with the police request, the AP quotes him as saying he feels he should be able to protect himself "continuously."
Walker spends a significant portion of every campaign season courting gun-owners by pretending to be an outdoorsman. Here is a photo he posted of himself a few years ago.
As far as I know, Walker has never posted a photo of anything he actually bagged in the wild, but he recently claimed that he "got the bird" at a recent fund raiser despite injuring his thumb while shooting at a pheasant
. Apparently Walker didn't know how to unlock the safety before pulling the trigger. Amateur. Everyone knows that if you are a serious politician at a pheasant hunt, you are supposed to shoot your buddy in the face.
At a fishing event/photo op a few years ago, a number of experienced fishermen pointed out that in the photos, Walker was holding the rod and reel upside down.
But hey, he looks good in his brand new blaze orange hunting outfit every fall. Sometimes it still has the Gander Mountain price tag attached but that doesn't matter to the paranoid righties who feel the need to protect themselves when traveling from bucolic Pardeeville to the very dangerous Sun Prairie.
Gives me chills just to say it out loud. "Sun Prairie." Scary!
(Please jump past the blaze orange doodly-doo for the mandatory "This is not an anti-gun post.")