In economics, laissez-faire (English pronunciation: /ˌlɛseɪˈfɛər/ ( listen), French: [lɛsefɛʁ] ( listen)) describes an environment in which transactions between private parties are free from state intervention, including restrictive regulations, taxes, tariffs and enforced monopolies.
The phrase laissez-faire is French and literally means “let do”, but it broadly implies “let it be”, or “leave it alone.”
This is now the meaning, or lack there-of, for training in order to obtain a concealed carry permit in Wisconsin. Thanks to a vote (party-line) in our legislature’s Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules, any intended training requirement for a concealed carry permit has been suspended. What does this mean? “Get your government out of my life” kind of mentality the Tea Party likes to espouse will lead to people getting permits with little to no training in my state of Wisconsin. Imagine, if you will, someone you don’t know walking by with or without a gun hidden on their person, and they have no training on:
- how to use their deadly weapon
- when to shoot / not shoot
- alternatives to shooting
- life saving skills should an accident occur
- … etc
The effect likely will be that the state Department of Justice will accept any training certification submitted with an application for a concealed weapons permit, Van Hollen told the committee just before it voted on the matter. Thus, some people could wind up getting permits after a bogus instructor passes out permits after teaching a course that lasts just a few minutes, Van Hollen said.
Thanks for everything our state GOP does in keeping us safe! Oh wait … huh?