Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Hey, Mr. Gunderson: I've got time

for one more gun and a sixpack to go*

Maybe I am the only one in Wisconsin who didn't know this, but my friends the Gun Guys have come up with some background on who's who in Wisconsin's concealed weapons movement:

EXCLUSIVE: Sponsor of Wisconsin’s CCW Bill Owns Gun Store that Sells Beer

Well, here we go. All along we’ve been asking ourselves, exactly who’s interested in passing a concealed weapons bill in Wisconsin, and why? The people up there don’t want it, the police up there don’t want it, the Governor’s planning to veto it, and pretty much everybody thinks, rightly so, that it’s simply dangerous and unnecessary. So why would sponsors Sen. Dave Zien and Rep. Scott Gunderson want to pass it?

And now we have our answer. According to this campaign finance website, Gunderson owns a place called Gundy’s Liquor and Sports. Yep, Scott Gunderson owns a Liquor and Sports store where he sells, among other things, firearms. We’ve reprinted the list here, just in case the page changes (the bold is ours).

Contributor(s) - City - Business - Amount
Reesman, Edward & Linda - Waterford, WI - Payne & Dolan - Oconomowoc Public Schools - $3,250
Gunderson, Scott - Waterford, WI - Legislator/Gundy’s Liquor & Sports - $2,862
Kozelou, Bruce & Cindy - Burlington, WI - 3-B Concessions - $1,900

Which explains quite a bit, especially why Gunderson isn’t working for what the people of Wisconsin want. He’s working for what he wants! A concealed weapons bill leads to gun sales (especially handgun sales, which, when we called on the phone, the Gundy’s salesperson was happy to order), which of course leads to money lining Gunderson’s pockets. It’s like a legislator who runs a Ford dealership proposing a bill that grants free parking to every Ford driver in Milwaukee!

Not to mention that in addition to firearms, “Gundy’s Liquor and Sports” also sells beer with a smile. Even a gun guy will tell you that firearms and alcohol are a deadly mix, and Scott Gunderson has been more than happy to put them together under one roof. “Gundy’s Liquor and Sports”: It’s your one-stop shop for death and destruction! No wonder Scott Gunderson is working to fight against the safety of Wisconsinites by fighting to pass a bill no one wants– he stands to make some cash.
* Apologies to Hank Thompson


At 10:12 AM, Blogger Dailytakes said...

This is a bit of a stretch. That's like saying attorneys can't vote on tort reform.

And heaven forbid if I pick up my ammo and beer at the same place on my way up deer hunting. Lord knows we can't trust people...

At 7:29 PM, Blogger James Wigderson said...

My opinion of Scott Gunderson just went up. Does the place sell gift certificates?

At 9:59 PM, Blogger urnotthatsmart said...

saying that this "is a bit of a stretch" is a bit of an understatement. then again, its the only explanation that comes close to rational for the bill. i just wish gunderson offered his employees health insurance so he would pass some self-interested legislation to stop the blood letting to the insurance companies.


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