You would think that if any gas station attendants had any reasonable training about self defense and maybe a gun permit of their own maybe less of them would get killed, 1.) how many of those clerks that died put up a serious bare handed fight over $35 in the drawer? 2.) If there had been someone with some self defense training and maybe even a bigger gun of their own on hand in any of those situations would the death and gun violence numbers be lower? I would like to think that in 1&2 common sense and training still has a place in the real world, but I guess people make up their own reality, because no one is living in the same one, I know that Rep wasn't and the people affraid of going into a gas station sure aren't living in any world where common sense has any place... Its a sad thing to see that people think that by turning to socialism and banning guns even with a permit will stop any deaths.. Criminals don't give a flying F**K if they are legal or not, Thats why they are Criminals!!! Whats next giving criminals the absolute right to sue you for fighting back in self defense? With or without a handgun?...
It makes perfect sense. Since all of the people who robbed the station were permit holders. Ohh wait, it wasn't until recently that you could carry in WI,... maybe they didn't have them..... That would mean that this representative is..... a Brady bunch type....
"Rep. Josh Zepnick, tells the Journal Sentinel that many station owners, employees and customers are among his constituents and have been victims of violent crime."
If you decipher the Politicalese, what he really said is. " My constituent (most likely 1 who is a blood relative, on the payroll, or both) drives a car that requires gasoline. One day he put gas in his car at a gas station and there were station owners, employees and customers there - it was terrifying. Oh look, my name's in the paper! I hope my mistress reads it. "
"The Democrat says he's attended the funerals of two gas station workers killed while on the job,"
I'm having difficulty deciphering this one. I don't know much about Wisconsin, but I haven't seen a living breathing gas station worker in almost 30 years. Did they wear the little beanies and check the oil and wash your windows like Goober? I haven't had service like that in decades. We have cashiers or clerks that ring your beer up for you - and I'm just pleased as punch when one of them speaks English. Maybe the Gas Station Workers just died of old age.
[no offense to the fine people of Wisconsin or anyone still able to pump gas professionally.]