Wisconsin Politicians Admit to War on Gun Ownership
Both democrats and republicans race toward the same goal: To become rulers and regulators of your firearm freedom. – Democrats (and Gunderson) push gun control.
Madison, Wis. —-(AmmoLand.com)- In a recent story appearing in Madison's Capital Times (Ready, Set, Fire! Pols take on NRA), State Senator Spencer Coggs (D-Milwaukee), revealed his true agenda when he admitted recent gun control bills introduced in the state are only the beginning.
But Coggs's statements revealed something even more chilling: State democrats don't believe gun owners can or will defend themselves against gun control advances, and more anti-gun legislation has been planned.
““When you look at the fact we are taking on the NRA and other pro-gun groups during a re-election year, we’re bucking the trend,” said Coggs, a sponsor of several gun control bills before the Wisconsin legislature. “I used to be surprised by the power of the pro-gun opposition, but not anymore.”
Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. (WGO) has been warning gun owners all session that two bills by Coggs — one a scheme to ban the private sales of handguns in the state, the other a ploy to impose “microstamp” technology on handgun makers — were only steps toward more draconian gun control.
According to the story, “…loopholes in the law, along with a surge in gun violence across the state, have prompted Milwaukee-based Democratic lawmakers and others across the state to take action.”
State Republicans Holding Hands with Democrats to Push Gun Control
The story continues, saying, “Coggs may not have that tough of a fight. Rep. Scott Gunderson, R-Waterford, has already introduced a similar bill in the Assembly. Gunderson has sought to make straw purchasing a state felony for the past 10 years but with no luck.”
Gunderson laughs at gun owners
State Rep. Scott Gunderson (R-Watergord) snickers at gun owners during a public hearing on concealed carry. Photo by WGO.
In their rush to fashion the chains that bind us, state republicans Alberta Darling and Scott “Gundy” Gunderson aren't stopping there: They continue to push (in defiance of the wishes of gun owners) AB 70 and SB 44, two bills to expand the scope of the state-run National Instant Check System (NICS) by rolling in mental health data.
“No one wants the mentally-ill to buy guns,” said Corey Graff, Executive Director of Wisconsin Gun Owners (WGO). “The problem we have with expanding Sarah Brady's background check system is that it will now be fueled with a database supplied by psychiatristrs and psychologists and will act outside of any due process afforded to the accused. If an anti-gun psychiatrist says you're mentally ill, you lose your guns.”
Gunderson's trusty sidekick Mike Bruhn praised his boss's anti-gun bills, saying, “He wants to make sure law-abiding citizens have the opportunity for self-protection, but he also wants to make sure criminals cannot get their hands on guns.”
That sounds like the same message from both sides of the aisle, Graff pointed out.
Gun owners are urged to contact Gunderson and tell him that his efforts to turn gun owners into a whole new class of criminals aren't appreciated.
To check the status of AB 70 and SB 44, check out WGO's Bill Watch page.
If you're tired of the broken system of compromise and access — a system which has netted gun owners only more gun control — we urge you to Join Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. today!
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