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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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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.