Wisconsin Constitutional Carry – What’s the Delay?

Wisconsin Constitutional Carry – What’s the Delay?

Wisconsin Gun Owners
Wisconsin Gun Owners

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

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Douglas Steltenkamp

For those not in the know Wisconsin is an open carry state . So those wishing to carry have the option of doing so openly without a permit.

Shooter 2.5

"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." I never realized the powerful NRA had the ability to manufacture the votes they need to pass any bill they want.[heavy sarcasm] First of all, Alaska and Arizona had a permit system in place before passing Constitutional Carry and it's highly unlikely Wisconsin will jump to CC. The politicians are looking at the permit fees that will be… Read more »


Bob Palindrome,

Are you pushing for Constitutional Carry or a Permit system? Which group are you with…..Not in Wisconsin, but hoping you guys can get Constitutional Carry.

Post a website to follow what steps you are taking for the rest of us….Thanks!

Bob Palindrome

Mr. Graff, Don't you think the WI legislature has been a bit busy lately. Governor Walker and WI Republicans made it clear that budget issues would come first, and the issues like CCW and Voter ID. With all of the Union thugs and other socialists protesting in Madison, and the Democrats fleeing the state, don't you think the Republicans have been a bit busy? Since you, however, gave Walker, Kleefisch, and many other conservatives a failing grade because they wouldn't fill out your silly little survey, why should they listen to you? In speaking with groups like Wisconsin Carry, Inc.,… Read more »


This clearly shows that all those who thought the GOP would ride in on their white horses and rescue us from the dastardly Dems were themselves delusional.

We have a one-party system in America. It has a Democratic wing and it has a Republican wing. Neither wing wants what you want.