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Wisconsin: Attack on Open Carry Defeated in South Milwaukee!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thank You for Making Your Voices Heard!

On Tuesday, June 16, the South Milwaukee City Council defeated an anti-gun ordinance that would have placed further restrictions on the open carrying and possession of firearms in the city.  The vote was tied 4-4 and the Mayor, the tie-breaking vote, declined to vote. 

This is an important development for the Second Amendment in Wisconsin.  Some municipalities in the Badger State have felt emboldened to pass ordinances restricting the open carrying of firearms in reaction to the statement issued by Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen (R) on the subject. 

There has been solid communication thus far between NRA and some members of these city councils to make them aware of the limitations provided by the state preemption law passed in 1995.  This law restricts municipalities from passing any firearm ordinance more stringent then current state law.  Some were already aware and worked hard to educate their colleagues.

Thank you to all of the NRA members who took action in opposition to this measure.  Without you, this victory would not have been possible. 

Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates on this and other issues impacting our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

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