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Wisconsin Fight To Override Veto Continues

Friday, January 30, 2004

As we reported last week, despite the support of the majority of the legislature, rank-and-file police officers, and the people of Wisconsin, on November 18, Governor Jim Doyle (D) vetoed legislation that would allow law-abiding Wisconsin citizens the Right-to-Carry firearms to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Regrettably, Governor Doyle does not trust his law-abiding constituents with the right of self-defense. The Right-to-Carry legislation requires mandatory training, a permit from the sheriff, and a criminal background check. Even polls by Right-to-Carry opponents reveal that a majority of Wisconsinites support this law.

Fortunately, the citizens of Wisconsin have one final opportunity to let their voices be heard on this vitally important issue. On February 3, the State Assembly will vote on whether to override Governor Doyle`s veto of the 2003 Personal Protection Act. The State Senate overrode the veto on January 22, so this is the last chance for Wisconsinites to influence this vote. At this critical time, it is more important than ever that Wisconsin residents contact their Representatives and ask them to do everything in their power to ensure the override of Governor Doyle`s veto. In particular, there are two lawmakers who have not committed to the override— Representative Gary Sherman (D-74), and Representative Amy Sue Vruwink (D-70). It is crucial that you contact these lawmakers, in addition to your own, and urge them to vote to override the Governor`s veto. You can contact Rep. Sherman at (608) 266-7690, or toll free at (888) 534-0074. Rep. Vruwink can be reached at (608) 266-8366, or toll free at (888) 534-0070.

It is also vitally important that supporters of this measure rally at the State Capitol building on Tuesday morning prior to the 10:00 a.m. vote. For a map of the area and parking information, please visit www.ci.madison.wi.us/parking/parking.html

Please take action, and then forward this information to your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners and ensure that they do the same. You can find additional contact information for your Legislators by using the "Write your Representatives" feature at www.NRAILA.org

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