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Saturday, October 10, 2009

More about Badger Guns, new (to me) blogger

I've written a couple times recently about Badger Guns in Milwaukee (or West Milwaukee, to be more precise, apparently). The very short story is that Badger Guns has a reputation as a major source of "crime guns," and is under heavy, relentless pressure by the mayor and police chief of Milwaukee, along with various anti-gun groups, to go well beyond the requirements of the law, and implement a policy of imposing all kinds of draconian, impractical intrusions on customers--brilliant business model, eh?

Anyway, the Badger-Baiters try to paint Badger as being the criminals' friend, and the enemy of law and order, and thus of society as a whole.

Upon my discovery of the Between Two Rivers blog, I learned of further evidence that folks are being misled on that score.

Badger Guns in West Milwaukee (earlier posts: Badger Guns update 10/6/09) gives an assist to local police and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel doesn't bother to report about it. No they'd rather castigate the owners.

A local radio station gives kudos to the guns store. Controversial Gun Store Helps Police
Go check out the details.


strandediniowa said...

Thanks for the link back.

I think this is an important story. If these guys are so guilty, then why isn't the ATF shutting them down? And, as you mentioned, the mayor and police chief of Milwaukee placing demands beyond the scope of the law.

If I remember correctly, Milwaukee has no gun dealers in the city limits.

Thanks again.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

No problem. Badger's cooperation with the police, in order to put a wanted felon behind bars is something I would have missed if I hadn't seen it over at your place.

Like you, I think it's something that people need to know about.

strandediniowa said...

I've found more on Badger Guns:
Piling it on

Protestors in support of Badger

The radio station seems to have a better balance to this story and will at least run favorable coverage of Badgers.

I think it's damn serious that punks are shooting police officers, but they should blame the guy pulling the trigger.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Thanks, Stranded--good to know. Ever since the BATFE shut down that gun shop in Philly after people protested, I imagine we'll be seeing a lot more of this. The difference, of course, is that the BATFE supposedly actually found the place in Philly doing something wrong.

We don't, to this point, have an indication of that at Badger.

By the way, those links you posted are broken--let me try:
Piling it on
Protesters in support of Badger

strandediniowa said...

Sorry, about the links. They looked fine just before I submitted. Obviously, I'm not an expert in html.

Thanks for fixing them for me.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I'm a long way from "expert," myself--but I've picked up a thing or two over the last few years, and I'm always posting links in comments.