This is why backbenchers in the Wisconsin State Legislature should just sit quiet and let the grown-ups talk.
I was taken aback like so many across Wisconsin, and now thanks to cable news and the internet folks all over the country, by the notion of allowing school teachers to carry guns into our state’s classrooms. A Republican State Representative who is not known for his intellect in the Statehouse, but instead for shooting from the hip before his brain is activated, hatched the idea.
Frank Lasee from the Green Bay area has always been just an idiot, but now is also an embarrassment to the entire political process in Wisconsin. Advocating that teachers should be armed in the classroom as a way to curtail gun violence in schools shows Lasee is not a serious legislator. I had to giggle today while driving around town doing errands that our whiz kid now thinks he needs to modify his idea. (I think the outrage from… well……everybody…. might have led him to understand the folly of his idea.) Now he says, instead of a teacher packing heat like Gunsmoke’s Matt Dillon, the little ole school teacher would go to a lock box somewhere in the school where a deadly weapon would be stashed for the time when all hell breaks out, and retrieve a handgun to slay someone. What is in the head of Frank Lasee?
The outrage over this crap has now resulted in two write-in candidates to challenge this mentally inept legislator in the November election. One is a Republican, Robert Dobbs, who joined the race last week, and now there is a Democrat, Ted Zigmunt, who also has decided to mount a challenge with only four weeks to go to the election.
Everyone believes that Lasee is using the recent tragedy of dead school children and staff in Wisconsin and around the country at this time to advance his own career. He can’t introduce any bill until next January so is now just making a fool of himself at the expense of very sad stories. That is pathetic! I think from the reaction in Wisconsin he might want to just sit in the back of the Assembly and stay quiet. Let the grown-ups talk instead Frank.