Republicans, Democrats and Guns
Since the early 90's I have been a gun owner. In my younger years I was an avid hunter for deer, duck and geese. My father is retired military and my brother is a police officer. I love shooting at the range for sport. I have a teen age daughter who as of now is not interested. I wasn't either at that age.
Many of my friends that are Democrat and "middle" politically, are strong believers in the 2nd Amendment, and are sportsmen and sportswomen. Fishing and hunting are a huge part of the Wisconsin culture. I am so grateful to see us together on this issue. It can't be easy for them to support this cause after the division of our parties in recent years. Obviously their Constitutional Rights mean a lot to them and I am proud and thankful for them supporting conservatives and republicans if even just on this issue.
The amount of hatred from the FAR and radical left that can't see past the end of their noses is never lost on me, but luckily this is also NEVER the majority. Though this local blogger, Kelly Gallaher from Racine (Mt. Pleasant) is very unpopular to both political parties and has minimal readership, it still takes our breath away at times that people spew such evil online. She has lied and attacked me MANY times in her blog in the past year. Her frequent blogs normally contain the F%&* word and C%#* word, this one is more mild but shows a very strange point of view towards Wisconsin sports. She may have a mouse in her pocket, I'm not sure. Excerpt from the Root River Siren:
Thank goodness little communists like this are small in number. Luckily Facebook has banned all of her blogs, probably due to severe profanity and lies. Should we say we don't give a rip about her 1st Amendment rights?..........