Next Tuesday, the state’s new concealed-carry law goes into effect. Thursday afternoon, Republican Senator Mike Ellis of Neenah said he was opposed to allowing concealed weapons to be carried onto the Senate Floor. Then he changed his statement, a bit.
Here’s how Chanel 11 TV in Green Bay reported it on its website:
“Senate President Mike Ellis initially told reporters on Thursday Senate Republicans planned to ban weapons in the Senate galleries and on the chamber floor during debates. But Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, a Juneau Republican, said the plan was still under discussion.
Now Ellis says he's spoken with Fitzgerald and was told the plan was to allow guns on the floor but not in the chamber's galleries, which means spectators would not be allowed to carry.”
Another example of lawmakers making laws which they really don’t want to apply to themselves, or their workplace.