Wisconsin Constitutional Carry – What's the Delay?
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- Why is self-defense not a priority for these republicans?
As you know, the Wisconsin Campaign for Liberty (C4L) and Wisconsin Gun Owners (WGO) have delivered a legislative proposal for constitutional carry to key republicans.
But now we're being told that even though a draft is ready, some republicans want to waste your time in caucus discussing it.
Say what? Why are gun owners being stonewalled?
The best bill possible is on the table. A bill that would eliminate the government ban on constitutional concealed carry in Wisconsin … lock, stock and barrel.
So what's the delay? Why won't they return our calls?
Rumors have been flying that the NRA has gotten involved here in Wisconsin and is pushing for a watered-down concealed carry bill. A bill that may very well force you to beg the government for permission to exercise your Second amendment rights.
However, the legislation that you and I want is very simple: Repeal the carry prohibition to allow unrestricted constitutional carry. Anything less will NOT be acceptable.
We've heard for years the same excuse: Without a republican governor or control of both houses, Vermont-style concealed carry will never, ever, ever happen here in the Badger State.
Well guess what? Now that we've handed republicans the holy grail of political power – both state houses and the governor's seat – they still appear to be doing next to nothing.
Now is the time to pass a true constitutional carry bill; but are politicians cutting deals and getting ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
That very well could be the case.
So the message we must send to Madison is: Introduce the C4L and WGO Concealed Carry Bill!
We need you to contact your state assembly and senate representative right now and tell them that you will not accept anything less than a pure constitutional carry bill.
Tell them that if they support a watered-down replacement bill, one requiring you to beg for your Second Amendment rights, that you will vote to replace them in the next election.
It's very simple: No carry bill. Or a bad carry bill. Equals no vote.
This is serious business. So, why are republicans delaying your right to protect yourself?
Is your family's safety not important to them?
Why are republicans toiling away working on bear hunting legislation? (We're pro-bear hunting, but where's the sense of priority?)
I cannot stress enough how absolutely essential it is that you call your state representative and state senator and insist that they support and rush to introduction the concealed carry bill drafted by Wisconsin Gun Owners (WGO), Campaign for Liberty (C4L), Gun Owners of America (GOA) and National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR).
Yes, I know staffers will tell you that there are several bills being considered for circulation, and that legislators are figuring out how to “combine” them. Right. This is a nice way of saying, “Go away and we'll tell you what you get.”
But when you combine something pure with … something rotten, you just end up with something rotten. Nowhere is that more true than with respect to our inalienable rights. “Shall Not Be Infringed” means just that.
Elected to power by gun owners and conservatives, state republicans moved fast on the economy. They are moving fast on several hunting-related bills, which are being introduced.
But the most important bill of all – the one to FULLY restore your right to carry for self-defense – is being put in the political meat grinder.
It is imperative that the WGO-C4L legislation be introduced immediately without any further delay. Again, this legislation does not have a bill number because it has not been introduced.
Therefore, it is critical that you ask your representatives to get moving right now on the WGO-C4L Constitutional Carry legislation. Get moving and introduce the bill.Corey Graff Executive Director P.S. – Why is self-defense not a priority for Wisconsin republicans?
The WGO-C4L legislation is THE high-water mark for restoration of concealed carry in Wisconsin. Urge your representative to support real Second Amendment legislation.
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