The "Personal Protection Act" (PPA) cleared another hurdle this week after the Joint Finance Committee approved it by a vote of 14-2. This legislation, which would make Wisconsin the 39th Right-to-Carry state, also received a significant boost when the Wisconsin Troopers' Association, one of the state's largest law enforcement organizations, announced its support of the PPA. The State Troopers now join the Milwaukee Police Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and Law Enforcement Alliance of America as law enforcement organizations that have registered their support for the PPA. A new coalition of district attorneys has also announced its support.
All of this further discredits those opponents who claim that they "stand beside law enforcement" in opposition to citizens' right to self-defense!
The bill now moves to the State Senate for floor consideration early next week. It is critical that you contact your State Senator at (800) 362-9472, and request that he or she support Senate Bill 403, the "Personal Protection Act," without further amendments.
In addition, to help counter opposition, we ask that members take a moment and write a letter to the editor of their local newspapers explaining their support for the PPA. For information on writing effective letters to the editor, please use our “Write The Media” tool or call the Grassroots Division at (800) 392-8683.