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Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced in the Badger State

Friday, March 19, 2010

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!

As of this week, two anti-gun proposals, LRB-2912 and LRB-4543, were introduced in Madison. 

These proposals contain outrageously hostile language which would put unconstitutional restrictions on firearm transactions and transfers at gun shows.  Gun control advocates refer to this legislation as a fix for the “gun show loophole,” the scare tactic created by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to push his anti-gun agenda.  In most cases with state legislation and Bloomberg’s federal legislation regarding closing this “loophole,” the bills go way beyond that and provide many unconstitutional restrictions on law abiding citizens.      

The problem for Wisconsin is that Bloomberg has found a sympathetic ear with Milwaukee’s mayor and some Milwaukee legislators who have been misled by his false statements and rhetoric. 

These proposals go way beyond gun shows though, and frankly attack many personal freedoms.  These proposals would…

  • Require that all firearm transfers be conducted through a federally licensed dealer except to family members.  That means if you wanted to sell your firearm to a friend, you would have to find an FFL and pay whatever transfer fees they felt appropriate.  
     
  • Go WAY beyond federal restrictions for firearm possession and prohibit individuals convicted of misdemeanors.  This provision is a blatant constitutional violation.  In Heller v. D.C., the ruling states that only felony convictions are justified in restricting this constitutionally guaranteed right.  
     
  • Also require that all firearms transfers be reported and all guns registered into a centralized database.  
     
  • Establish no limitations on who would have access to this database. 

Wisconsin State Legislators have been given a deadline of Monday, March 22 to agree to co-sponsor these bills in order for them be given a bill number and assignment.  We ask that you please contact your legislators TODAY and urge them to oppose LRB-2912 and LRB-4543.  These bills are highly detrimental to all gun owners across the Badger State.  For contact information for your legislator, please click here.

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