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Governor Doyle Seeks to Triple Background Check Fee in Wisconsin!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Please Contact Your Legislators Immediately!

In a disturbing move aimed at making gun ownership even more difficult and costly in the Badger State, Governor Jim Doyle’s (D) budget bill would raise the background check fee on handguns from $8 to $30.  Governor Doyle is insisting that gun owners pay over three times more for a background check before they can exercise their Second Amendment rights. 

Please respectfully urge your state legislators to oppose Governor Doyle’s unfair and unjust gun tax.  Your State Senator can be reached by phone at (608) 266-2517. You can reach your State Representative at (608) 266-1501.  To identify your legislators and to find more contact information, please click here

We also encourage you to attend hearings on the budget by the Joint Finance Committee and express your opposition to any increase in the background check fee.  There are two hearings scheduled for this week and three more scheduled for next week:

Wednesday, March 25 (10 am to 4 pm)
State Fair Park
Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center
Banquet Room #2
640 S. 84th Street
West Allis, WI 53214

Friday, March 27 (10 am to 4 pm)
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Haas Fine Arts Center
Gantner Concert Hall
121 Water Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Monday, March 30 (10 am to 4 pm)
J.I. Case High School
Theater
7345 Washington Ave
Racine, WI 53406

Wednesday, April 1 (10 am to 4 pm)
Lawrence University
Stansbury Theater (Music Drama Center)
420 E. College Ave
Appleton, WI 54911

Friday, April 3 (10 am to 4 pm)
Amundson Community Center
Cambridge Municipal Building
200 Spring Street
Cambridge, WI 53523

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company ...

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

The Illinois state Senate could vote on legislation to allow localities to infringe upon Second Amendment rights as early as today.  Senate Bill 2314 was moved to third reading after it had passed the Senate ...

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms!  In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA.  Get it?  The name implies that the ...

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

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Friday, April 20, 2018

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

America, and the NRA, lost a true friend and a staunch defender of freedom with the passing of R. Lee Ermey on April 15 from complications of pneumonia. He was 74 years old. 

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

There is growing evidence that some of America’s financial elite want to create a world in which America’s public policy decisions emanate from corporate boardrooms in Manhattan rather than from citizens and their elected officials.  ...

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly ...

Rhode Island: 19 Gun Bills to be Heard in House Judiciary Committee Tuesday

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rhode Island: 19 Gun Bills to be Heard in House Judiciary Committee Tuesday

A marathon gun bill hearing is on tap for next Tuesday night in Providence, and NRA and local pro-Second Amendment groups are calling for all-hands-on-deck.

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

On Monday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee approved several gun control bills during a hearing that stretched over five hours. 

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, murders, there has been an unusual amount of anti-gun and anti-NRA commentary by private corporations with plenty of problems of their own.   In February, Delta announced it was ending a ...

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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.