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    Re: Wisconsin GOP senators violated open meetings law, Dane County DA alleges

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    do you even realize how contradictory and stupid that sounds?
    Nope. It essentially boils down to this.

    "If you don't sit down and discuss the bill with us then we'll do everything we can to stop it or slow it down."
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP senators violated open meetings law, Dane County DA alleges

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian
    do you even realize how contradictory and stupid that sounds?
    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Nope. It essentially boils down to this.

    "If you don't sit down and discuss the bill with us then we'll do everything we can to stop it or slow it down."
    Yeah, by leaving so they can't sit down and discuss the bill. Like I said... contradictory nonsense.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP senators violated open meetings law, Dane County DA alleges

    Stumbled upon a posting at the Legislative Reference Bureau website that appears to back my understanding of the law:

    Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight
    Critics of the legislation have contended that the conference committee met in violation of open meetings law. An open meetings complaint was filed by Representative Barca on March 10. Wisconsin’s open meetings law can be found in Subchapter V of Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 19. Senate Rule 93 and Assembly Rule 93 provide modified notification procedures for times when the legislature is in special session. Article IV, Section 8 of the Wisconsin Constitution gives each house the authority to determine the rules of its proceedings. For more information on this topic, see our Informational Bulletin 98-1 on Special and Extraordinary Sessions of the Wisconsin Legislature.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP senators violated open meetings law, Dane County DA alleges

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Yeah, by leaving so they can't sit down and discuss the bill. Like I said... contradictory nonsense.
    If they leave AFTER the other side refused to sit down then it's not contradictory. It's no different than a filibuster. A filibuster prolongs a bill from being voted on. You could filibuster it. If someone said "we will filibuster this bill until someone from the other side sits down and talks it over with us" they aren't being contradictory.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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