Saturday, May 21, 2011

Coming Soon To Wisconsin, Thanks To WISGOP

Just another "responsible citizens," I'm sure:
WATERVILLE — A state representative from Garland was arrested this morning for allegedly pointing a handgun at a man at point-blank range in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot.

Republican Frederick Ladd Wintle, 58, faces charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon for pulling a gun on Morning Sentinel photographer Michael Seamans of Sidney, police said.

In what police termed a “bizarre” series of events, Wintle allegedly started talking to Seamans about the infant that died this week at Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter on Ticonic Street and said he was looking for the mother’s drug dealer.

News reports made no mention of drugs involved in the infant's death and did not reveal the identity of the family.

He then pulled a .22-caliber handgun out of his pants’ waistband and pointed it at Seamans in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot, located on Kennedy Memorial Drive, according to police.

Seamans was “an innocent bystander,” said Sgt. Alan Main with the Waterville Police Department. “He certainly did nothing wrong and certainly did his best to try to defuse the potential harm to himself.”
Perhaps we should start a pool to see which Wisconsin legislator will be the first to pull a stunt like this after they ram the unpopular and unwanted concealed carry law (without even any training!) down our throats along with all of their other asocial and amoral agenda bills.

Grothmann? Kapanke? Vos? Maybe even Walker himself?

I just hope that whoever it is, the victim is as lucky as Mr. Seamans who is at least alive to tell his story.\

H/T Think Progress


  1. This is my fear. These "responsible" citizens will start pulling out guns whenever they feel the need to get answers they like ... no matter who, or how involved an individual is.

    This has nothing to do with personal safety and everything to do with bullying.

    Just like the "anonymous" troll who's been visiting my site. It's all about bullying. Probably would look good with a white hood over his head.

  2. Yeah, I saw you got visited by the same CRG/BB/RDW troll we've all been blessed with.

    They can't deal with reality, so they're desperate to keep it away until something like this happens.