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Vote Scheduled for Critical Wisconsin Emergency Powers Legislation!

Friday, November 30, 2007

On Tuesday November 27, Assembly Bill 581, introduced by Assemblyman Scott Gunderson (R-83), was heard in the Assembly Committee on Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.  AB 581 would prevent the state of Wisconsin from restricting the possession, transfer, sale, transport, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during a declared state of emergency.  

There was a great turnout of NRA members to speak on behalf of AB 581 in the hearing, but we need to keep up the momentum for a favorable vote on Tuesday, December 4 during the executive session.  Please contact the members of the Assembly Committee on Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and respectfully urge them to pass this important legislation.  

Members of the Committee on Homeland Security and State Preparedness

Assemblywoman Joan Ballweg, Chair (R-41)
(608) 266-8077
Rep.Ballweg@legis.wisconsin.gov 

Assemblywoman Samantha Kerkman, Vice-Chair (R-66)
(608) 266-2530 
Rep.Kerkman@legis.wisconsin.gov 

Assemblyman Charles Benedict (D-45)
(608) 266-9967
Rep.Benedict@legis.wisconsin.gov 

Assemblyman J. A. Hines (R-42)
(608) 266-7746 
Rep.Hines@legis.wisconsin.gov 

Assemblyman Terry Musser (R-92)
(608) 266-7461 
Rep.Musser@legis.wisconsin.gov 

Assemblyman Kevin Petersen (R-40)
(608) 266-3794 
Rep.Petersen@legis.wisconsin.gov 

Assemblyman Marlin Schneider
(608) 266-0215 
Rep.Schneider@legis.wisconsin.gov 

Assemblywoman Christine Sinicki
(608) 266-8588 
Rep.Sinicki@legis.wisconsin.gov 

Assemblyman Robert Ziegelbauer
(608) 266-0315 
Rep.Ziegelbauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 

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