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Anti-Gunners Taking Aim at Wisconsin’s Second Amendment Freedoms!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!

Governor Jim Doyle (D) is proposing to repeal the state’s preemption statute which prohibits localities from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than the state’s.  Wisconsin’s preemption law was originally passed in 1995 when Doyle was Attorney General.  Doyle was vocally opposed to statewide preemption and its passage left a bitter taste of defeat in his mouth that has never gone away.  Now, Governor Doyle is using the arrest of law-abiding Wisconsin citizens exercising their constitutional right to openly carry a firearm for self-defense as a platform to call for its repeal.

If Doyle succeeds in repealing preemption, it would bring Wisconsin into the dark days of draconian gun laws. Cities, counties, and municipalities cannot be allowed to pass ordinances, rules, or regulations more stringent than state law. This leads to a patchwork of laws across the state, which can be confusing for residents and non-residents visiting the state. It can also make criminals out of law-abiding citizens who inadvertently run afoul of a local ordinance.  Imagine the extremists in Madison determining their own gun laws!  Rest assured, they would use Chicago as their model for their gun laws.

If that were not enough, State Representative Leon Young (D-16), who already has introduced “micro-stamping” legislation, now wants to pass a bill prohibiting the open carry of firearms for self-defense.

These are blatant attacks upon the Second Amendment Rights of all Wisconsin citizens and they must be defeated. 

Please contact your state legislators TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose any attempt to repeal the state’s preemption statute.  Also ask them to oppose any attempt to restrict the open carrying of firearms by law-abiding citizens.  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 cannot allow a handful of anti-gun politicians from Madison and Milwaukee to strip away our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 
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