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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Another Blow for Freedom and Personal Safety 

The state Assembly fell two votes short today in an attempt to override Doyle's veto of the Personal Protection Act, which would have allowed concealed carry of hand guns. I'm disappointed, but certainly not surprised.

All Republicans voted for the override; they were joined by Democratic Reps. Barbara Gronemus of Whitehall, Mary Hubler of Rice Lake, Marlin Schneider of Wisconsin Rapids and Amy Sue Vruwink of Milladore.

The Republicans needed 66 votes, or a two-thirds majority, to override the veto.

Democratic Reps. Terry Van Akkeren of Sheboygan and John Steinbrink of Pleasant Prairie were the deciding votes. Both earlier had voted for the bill, but switched and backed Doyle on the override attempt. Rep. Joe Parisi (D-Madison) did not vote.

I'm curious what made those two change their mind, and not back the override. I wonder what Doyle promised them?


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