No Firearms Training = No God Given Rights in Wisconsin
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- A single mom. Two kids in the backseat. Grocery shopping went fine, but the man approaching their car has a gun and is about to turn the parking lot into a scene straight from hell.
Thankfully mom has a gun.
Wait a minute, no she doesn't.
She doesn't have the gun … because according to State Rep. Garey Bies and a small group of self-righteous elitist do-gooders in the gun community she doesn't have … “enough training.” Too late.
Many gun owners talk a good game about concealed carry training and boast endlessly about what they want to impose on others.
These self-appointed gun experts have unknowingly adopted the arguments of the gun control crowd. You know, if we don't shackle ourselves with more regulations, bad things will happen if guns are involved.
Sound familiar? (Straight out of Sarah Brady's playbook)?
But the number one rule of a gun fight is … bring a gun. And the Bies bill – aided and abetted by those who crow for more government-mandated training – will prevent many people from doing just that.
Let's talk in practical terms. The harder it is to get a permit, the more good people who need to carry simply won't (Prof. John Lott, Ph.D. proved this empirically in his book More Guns, Less Crime).
You and I fought for Constitutional Carry because it was the only way to ensure that our right to bear arms was not held to the whims of the politicians in Madison.
Those whims are coming to a head.
Remember back in May when I informed you that Representative Garey Bies tried to suppress the testimony of supporters of Constitutional Carry at the Madison concealed carry hearing?
Now Rep. Bies is trying to increase the regulation and requirements to get a concealed carry permit.
Rep. Bies is trying to move us further into government regulation of your Second Amendment rights.
He has said he will introduce a bill later this month that will require at least eight hours of training to get a concealed-weapons permit.
Let me be clear: This is not about training. That's how the big-government neocons, cowering at the feet of leftist anti-gunners, have framed the issue.
This is about more gun regulation, more government-mandated hoops, designed to keep raising the bar needed to “earn” the right to bear arms: something the founding fathers believed was an inalienable right.
What these regulations really do, in practical terms, is disarm good people … leaving them defenseless.
Some people urgently need access to a firearm – there are many cases of single moms being stalked by abusive ex-husbands, for example – who don't have 8 hours to spare.
They don't have 8 minutes to spare. Eight seconds would be pushing it in some cases. They need a gun for self-defense and they need it right now.
Are you prepared to tell them they're not “ready” to defend themselves because they don't have “enough” training? I'm sure not.
- E-mail Representative Garey Bies letting him know what you think of his plan to impose new regulatory burdens upon Badger State gun owners.
- Contribute something to this lobbying campaign so we can effectively stop this thinly-disguised push for gun control. Please do what you can.
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