Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Wisconsin PPA Update: Fight To Override Veto Fails By Two Votes

Monday, February 6, 2006

For the third time in four years, the law-abiding citizens of Wisconsin have been denied the same essential right to self-defense enjoyed by the citizens of 38 other states, including neighboring states  Minnesota and Michigan.  On Tuesday, January 31, the State Assembly, by a vote of 64-34, failed to override Governor Jim Doyle's (D) veto of Senate Bill 403, the "Personal Protection Act" (PPA).  The vote was two short of the 66 required for an override.

Casting numerous votes in support of the PPA in the past, Representatives John Steinbrink (D-65) and Terry Van Akkeren (D-26) put partisan politics above your right to self-defense by voting to sustain the Governor's veto.  It is regrettable these Representatives do not trust law-abiding citizens in Wisconsin to carry a firearm for personal protection.

The fight, however, is far from over.  NRA and other proponents of the "Personal Protection Act" will not stop until violent criminals are forced to think twice before deciding to attack their victims.  The momentum behind the PPA will continue to build until Wisconsin joins the vast majority of states by enacting Right-to-Carry.

You need to be a part of this continuing effort by actively supporting those legislators who supported your rights by voting for the PPA.  Become a volunteer on their campaigns and let them know the reason for your involvement.  Conversely, you must spread the word regarding those elected officials who do not trust law-abiding citizens with the right to self-defense or, perhaps worse, those who betray their long-held belief in defending "people's liberty."

Thank you to all of the members who were present for Tuesday's Assembly vote and to those who contacted their Legislators over the past few months.  If your Legislators voted in favor of the override, please be sure to thank them for their support.  If they voted against the override please be sure to let them know as a constituent, you will remember their vote at election time in November.  To see how your Legislator voted please visit www.legis.state.wi.us/2005/data/votes/av0462.pdf.  You can contact your State Representative and Senator at (800) 362-9472.

Also, please be sure to visit  www.NRAILA.org to find contact information for your NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator (EVC) so you may contact him to begin working on the campaign of those who support Right-to-Carry.

TRENDING NOW
Alleged Sexual Predator and Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Threatens NRA (Again)

News  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Alleged Sexual Predator and Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Threatens NRA (Again)

On October 5, the New York Times published an article titled, “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades.” The piece detailed allegations that the mogul used his position of influence to make unwanted ...

Gun Banners Unmasked: The Vengeful Face of the Anti-gun Agenda Emerges Once Again

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Gun Banners Unmasked: The Vengeful Face of the Anti-gun Agenda Emerges Once Again

What happens to the 400 million or so firearms already in private hands? How does society actually benefit from his plan? Stephens doesn’t say. He apparently just trusts that things would eventually work themselves out ...

“Death by a Thousand Cuts” – Latest Ninth Circuit decision proclaims “selling firearms is not part or parcel of the right to keep and bear arms”

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 13, 2017

“Death by a Thousand Cuts” – Latest Ninth Circuit decision proclaims “selling firearms is not part or parcel of the right to keep and bear arms”

Since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark rulings in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, lower courts across the country have expressed their disagreement with – or downright hostility to ...

California: Governor Brown Signs Remaining Anti-Gun Bill

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California: Governor Brown Signs Remaining Anti-Gun Bill

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 424, the remaining anti-gun bill on his desk. 

Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming Soon to the Nation’s Capital!

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming Soon to the Nation’s Capital!

It’s important to celebrate that law-abiding Americans are now closer than they have been in nearly half a century to being able to exercise their firearms freedom in our nation’s capital. That is real progress.

California: Governor Vetoes Dealer Storage Bill and Signs Open Carry Ban

Saturday, October 14, 2017

California: Governor Vetoes Dealer Storage Bill and Signs Open Carry Ban

Yesterday, Governor Brown took action on two of the remaining three anti-gun bills by vetoing Senate Bill 464 and signing Assembly Bill 7. 

Media Consumers Beware: Watchdogs Warn of Bias, Politics, and Influence Tainting the “News”

News  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Media Consumers Beware: Watchdogs Warn of Bias, Politics, and Influence Tainting the “News”

Project Veritas’s “American Pravda” series has focused on the media itself, with prior releases including segments on CNN producers and personalities casting doubt on the network’s own narrative about Russian influence in the U.S. presidential ...

Massachusetts: Gun Control Bill on the Move

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Massachusetts: Gun Control Bill on the Move

Today, without considering the unintended effects of such poorly thought out legislation, the Massachusetts state House of Representatives passed Amendment 1 attached to House Bill 3951 with overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made ...

California: San Jose City Council to Consider Mandatory Locked Storage Ordinance

Monday, October 16, 2017

California: San Jose City Council to Consider Mandatory Locked Storage Ordinance

On Tuesday, October 17, the San Jose City Council will be discussing a proposed firearms ordinance that will require any person who possesses a firearm in their residence to store the firearm in a locked ...

Illinois:  Anti-Gun Legislators Introduce Gun Control Legislation

Friday, October 6, 2017

Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators Introduce Gun Control Legislation

Yesterday, omnibus gun control legislation, House Bill 4107, was introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives.

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.