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Wisconsin Personal Protection Act and Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Needs Your Help!

Friday, November 18, 2005

The Senate Judiciary Committee and House Criminal Justice Committee passed the "Personal Protection Act" (SB 403/AB 763) last week without adopting any detrimental amendments proposed by opponents.

This critical legislation making Wisconsin the 39th Right-to-Carry state is now one significant step closer to final passage in both houses. If you have not already done so, please be sure to call your State Representative and Senator at (800) 362-9472, and ask them to support the Personal Protection Act. Every vote is critical!

The State Senate passed AB 56, "Reckless Lawsuit Preemption," by a vote of 23-8. This common sense legislation is now on its way to the Governor for his consideration. In addition to ensuring that gun manufacturers, distributors, and retailers may not be sued for the acts of criminals or reckless individuals, over which they have no control, the legislation protects organizations that legally raffle firearms.

This will protect Friends of NRA, National Wild Turkey Federation, Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association and others from being the target of a reckless lawsuit if a legally raffled firearm is later used in a crime. Please call the Governor’s Office at (608) 266-1212 and ask that he sign AB 56 into law.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.