Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Wisconsin "Personal Protection Act" Update

Friday, January 20, 2006

The State Senate gave final approval to the 2005 Personal Protection Act (PPA) and is sending the bill to Governor Jim Doyle (D) for his promised veto.  It will be his second veto of the PPA in as many years.  He is committed to his distrust of law-abiding Wisconsinites and to keeping the state as one of only four that strictly prohibit trained, licensed citizens who pass a criminal background check from carrying concealed firearms for self-defense.

Once again, there are a sufficient number of supporters in the Senate and Assembly to override the veto, but only if past supporters stay steadfast in their support of the bill.  In 2004, the Senate easily overrode the veto, but the Governor was able to convince a fellow Democrat in the Assembly and a one-time supporter of the PPA to change his vote for partisan political reasons, thus killing it by a single vote.

This time around, the Governor and other opponents are once again hard at work trying to find a Democrat who will play politics with Wisconsinites' personal safety by changing his vote.  All six Assembly democrats who voted for the bill in December must stay steadfast in support of the bill in order for the override to be successful.  Four of the six have publicly committed to voting in support of overriding the Governor's veto.  Clearly, the two who have not are in the Governor's sights.

Representative John Steinbrink (D-65), from Pleasant Prairie, has voted in favor of the PPA four of four times since 2002, including the veto override in 2004.  Now, he reports that he is considering reversing his long-time support in order to sustain the Governor's veto.  Representative Steinbrink has been a consistent supporter of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, specifically for self-defense.

Representative Terry Van Akkeren (D-26), from Sheboygan, has voted for the PPA all three times that it has come before him since 2003.  Like Representative Steinbrink, he is also considering a change of position on the very piece of legislation that he voted to support only a month ago.

Of all things, the right to self-defense should trump partisan political games.  Please contact these two representatives and ask them to remain consistent in their support of Wisconsinites' right to protect themselves and their loved ones from violence by voting to override the Governor's veto of the PPA, as they both did in 2004.

You can reach Representative Steinbrink by phone at (888) 534-0065, or by e-mail at rep.steinbrink@legis.state.wi.us.

You can reach Representative Van Akkeren by phone at (888) 529-0026, or by e-mail at rep.vanakkeren@legis.state.wi.us.

The FBI reports that over 24,000 Wisconsinites have been the victims of violent crime--murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault--since the last failed override in 2004.  These citizens deserve the opportunity to defend themselves.  PLEASE ACT NOW!

TRENDING NOW
Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

On Monday, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) – joined by co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Rand Paul (R-KY) – introduced S. 59, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA). Similar legislation was introduced in the ...

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

On January 3rd, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-N.C.8th) introduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which simply allows lawful firearm carriers from any state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state. The bill ...

Supreme Court Asked to Review California’s Restrictive Carry Regime

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Supreme Court Asked to Review California’s Restrictive Carry Regime

On Thursday, the NRA-supported case Peruta v. California took an important step towards restoring the right to bear arms in California.  The plaintiffs in the case, California gun owners and the California Rifle and Pistol ...

Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills

Inspired, perhaps, by Oscar Wilde (“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess”), Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced two new sweeping gun control bills, with Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Rep. ...

The NRA Bids Farewell to Roy Innis, Civil Rights Champion: June 6, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2017

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

The NRA Bids Farewell to Roy Innis, Civil Rights Champion: June 6, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2017

America lost a civil rights icon and a true free thinker with the death of Roy Innis on Jan. 8. For the NRA, his departure was personal. Mr. Innis served on the NRA’s Board of ...

Increase in Violent Crime: National Trend Driven by Local Politics?

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Increase in Violent Crime: National Trend Driven by Local Politics?

The FBI released its Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report earlier this week and the bad news is that violent crime increased for the second consecutive year.

NRA Applauds the Introduction of the Hearing Protection Act, H.R. 367

News  

Hunting  

Monday, January 9, 2017

NRA Applauds the Introduction of the Hearing Protection Act, H.R. 367

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded Congressmen Jeff Duncan (SC) and John Carter (TX-31) on Monday for introducing the Hearing Protection Act, an important bill that gives gun owners and sportsmen ...

Jeff Sessions’ Devotion to the Constitution Shines Through in Contentious Confirmation Hearing

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Jeff Sessions’ Devotion to the Constitution Shines Through in Contentious Confirmation Hearing

On January 10 and 11, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held the confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for United States Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). Throughout his distinguished career in public service, ...

Virginia: Senate Committee to Hear Numerous Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Virginia: Senate Committee to Hear Numerous Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, January 18, the Senate Courts of Justice is expected to hear and possibly vote on several firearm-related bills.

Kansas: Bill Introduced Attempting to Repeal Pro-Self-Defense Law

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kansas: Bill Introduced Attempting to Repeal Pro-Self-Defense Law

In 2013, the Kansas Legislature passed the Public Building Security Act, pro-gun legislation that amended the Personal and Family Protection Act. 

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.