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Wisconsin: Gov. Walker Signs Range Protection Bill Into Law

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wisconsin: Gov. Walker Signs Range Protection Bill Into Law

On March 28th, Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 820 into law to ensure that shooting ranges receive due process and are given a chance to remedy any issues if they are being closed for unsafe conditions.  Your NRA thanks Gov. Walker and all the legislators who worked hard to strengthen Wisconsin’s laws protecting Second Amendment rights.

Introduced by Representative Rob Stafsholt (R-29) and cosponsored by Senator Tom Tiffany (R-12), Assembly Bill 820 will establish set procedures for portions of shooting ranges if they are closed for unsafe conditions and would give the affected range the opportunity to remedy the issue in order to reopen.  This will prevent bureaucrats from shutting down entire shooting facilities for safety issues in a single area or arbitrarily preventing them from reopening when they are in full compliance with the law.

Shooting ranges are an important part of the sporting heritage and Second Amendment rights of Wisconsinites.  Countless law-abiding citizens utilize shooting ranges to practice marksmanship skills, to ensure that their self-defense and sporting arms are in order, for recreation, and to teach the responsible use of and respect for firearms to others.  This law helps to ensure that safe shooting ranges remain available for the pursuit of these goals.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on issues affecting your Second Amendment rights in Wisconsin.

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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.