Two firearms-related bills are currently making their way through the Wisconsin Legislature in Madison.
Castle Doctrine legislation has been reintroduced by State Senator Jim Holperin (D-12) in the Senate and in the House by State Representatives Chris Danou (D-91) and Ann Hraychuck (D-28). Castle Doctrine legislation would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes. The legislation clearly states that there is no “duty to retreat” from an attacker, enabling law-abiding citizens to stand their ground to protect themselves and their family. It also protects individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used. The bill, which is awaiting a bill number, is currently being circulated for cosponsors. Please contact your legislators and respectfully ask them to support and cosponsor this important legislation.
In a disturbing move aimed at making gun ownership more difficult and costly in the Badger State, Governor Jim Doyle’s (D) budget bill seeks to raise the fee on background checks from $8 to $30. Governor Doyle wants gun owners to pay over three times more for a background check before they can exercise their Second Amendment rights.
Please contact your State Senator at (608) 266-2517 and your State Representative at (608) 266-1501 today and respectfully request that they support and cosponsor Wisconsin’s Castle Doctrine bill. Also, respectfully ask them to oppose Governor Doyle’s unfair and unjust gun tax. Your State Senator can be reached by phone at (608) 266-2517 and your State Representative at (608) 266-1501. To identify your legislators and to find more contact information, please click here.