Is there a connection between the two issues? How can these proximal states have such very different agendas?
Is Minnesota behind the times? Breweries and home brewers bottle and sell their products without a blink of the eye. It's just the way it is. Minneapolis has dropped further behind Milwaukee in the latest Daily Beast drunkest city poll. Maybe this is a way to inch back up to their prior #2 status.
Is Wisconsin jealous? Minnesota already allows conceal and carry. Is Wisconsin upping the ante to conceal and carry without having a permit or gun safety training? Are they trying to bury all rationality by trusting the "law abiding" citizens to harbor guns in their pants? YIKES!
Does it makes sense to me to allow people in the drunkest city in American where bars trump grocers - to pack the heat in the name of self-defense?
I live not far off the stumbling path of one of the main "bar streets" in Milwaukee and I wouldn't trust most of the people stumbling around after 9 p.m. to have a live weapon hidden in their trousers. It's not so much the self-defenders I'm worried about - it's the soon to be patriots and people who were mad because Fat (fill in the Name) looked at you wrong. I guess we should just try it and see? I'm sure after the first few accidental/misunderstanding shootings/deaths - we'll most likely get used to the notion and accept it like we do drunk driving. Or maybe all of a sudden drunk people will begin to act rationally. That'd be great PR for the drunkest city in America!
My lastest Facebook status update may explain my feelings on the issue: "I'm thinking about buying a trench coat if the conceal and carry law goes through. I want everyone to wonder whether or not I'm packin' the heat - that's right "self-defense" is my middle name! Welcome to Wild Wild Westconsin! Biatchhhhhes. Should I get an AK47, M16, Glock, or maybe an old Remington... Decisions, decisions, decisions... I ♥ Wisconsin and it's progressive thinking :)"