The Wisconsin legislature is divided once again, on a new hot-button topic: Whether citizens should be able to carry guns in the state Capitol, into legislators' offices, and into the Assembly and Senate chambers themselves.
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The state Capitol has, of course, been the site of massive protests against Gov. Scott Walker's anti-public employee union legislation. Amazingly, tens of thousands of people swamped the Capitol at various times in passionate, and very loud demonstrations -- but without any major disturbances of the peace.
But would an armed state Capitol also be a polite state Capitol?