Wisconsin Gun Owners Don’t Buy List Combats Gun-Free Killing Zones
This is outrageous. But thankfully there’s a solution.
Of course, these idiotic signs advertise to everyone that they are a Criminal Safe Zone — an easy target for mass-murdering thugs.
The good news is this: We will find out very quickly who is pro-gun and who is anti-gun.
Don’t Buy List
I’d like to introduce a new WGO program called the Don’t Buy List.
You see, the Don’t Buy List Program is simple, and it’s been used by our pro-gun friends in other states to great effect. Here’s how.
When you encounter a business that won’t serve you because you’re armed, you’ll fill out and mail us a card, or fill out a form on our website that will alert us to the business in question. You can even remain completely anonymous. When we get this information, the business is placed on the Watchlist (which is not published). We then send a polite (but firm) letter to the business giving them a chance to “see the light.”
If they take down the signs, no action is needed, we win. If they don’t, they are placed on the public Don’t Buy List and immediately begin to lose customers.
The letter goes something like this…
We have been advised that your business is posting signs which prohibit citizens from carrying licensed concealed handguns. We freely acknowledge that it is your right to post a sign which effectively announces “Rob me. I’m unarmed.”
But by posting, you force law-abiding citizens who have gone to great trouble and expense to earn permits to leave the firearms they carry for protection at home, thereby defeating the intent of the law. Attorneys note that you might incur liability exposure by preventing citizens from protecting themselves as allowed by Wisconsin law.
We do not regard personal protection reform as just a gun issue, but rather one of empowering citizens to protect themselves when police are not able. We continue …
Accordingly, we have created the “WGO Don’t Buy List” .
Your business is slated to be added to a periodically-updated list which is distributed to tens of thousands of gun owners through gun shops, gun shows, concealed handgun classes, the Internet, sporting clubs, our newsletter and, frankly, any other available means. Recipients of the list will be advised to consider whether a business supports their right to personal protection when deciding where to spend money.
Your business will be added to the WGO Don’t Buy List if you do not notify us immediately that either an error has been made or that you have removed the signs. Your business will be removed from the list only when signs are removed.
An estimated 270,000+ Wisconsin residents will eventually take concealed handgun classes.
With your support of this program, we will send copies of the WGO Don’t Buy List to as many of those people as possible.
With the economy being what it is today, no business in Wisconsin can afford to lose any customers. They sure can’t afford to alienate gun owners in a state where opening day of gun deer season is virtually a national holiday.
Please do two things today. One, bookmark this page. If you encounter an anti-CCW business, fill out the form and let us know about it.
This program is not for sissies or crybabies.
If you don’t mind being segregated to the back of the bus and treated like a second-class citizen because you’re a gun owner, then please e-mail me your best excuse as to why you can’t support this program.
If, however, you truly want to make a difference for gun rights, then please do what you can to support the WGO Don’t Buy List.
Also your financial support will give us the resources to print and mail the Don’t Buy List postcards, print and mail the list to gun owners and hire additional help to manage the program. Please consider donating to WGO.
Remember to bookmark the Don’t Buy List form page. And be on the lookout. If you spot an anti-gun sign, take a photo, jot down some notes and utilize this page.
WGO works for grassroots gun owners, not politicians. While many gun lobbies fight for “reasonable gun control,” WGO sets a higher standard: Defining the terrain of pro-gun political battle. Sure, many groups claim they’re “pro-gun” – all the while they provide cover for anti-gun deals cut by politicians – but only WGO truly informs gun owners, remaining committed to a 100% pro-gun position. We oppose all gun control – regardless of the political party – and work tirelessly to restore the Second Amendment. Visit www.wisconsingunowners.org