Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- Dear Activist,
Recently, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said, “There seems to be a real serious concern about mental health status … to me that seems to be a larger issue.”
To really understand this, keep in mind that in the January 15, 2013 story, Gov. won't take side on gun control bills, it was reported that Walker said “‘I'm not saying yes or no,” when asked if he would support the [gun control] law changes put forward by Kessler and other Democrats.'
Why won't Walker strongly commit to oppose any new gun control law?
I'll tell you why: the media is screaming for ways that the legislature can “preemptively stop” the next mass shooting incident by adjusting the mental health laws.
I shudder just thinking about that…the government deciding, IN ADVANCE, who is likely to commit a crime.
Like every law-abiding Wisconsin gun owner, the last thing I want is for someone who is criminally deranged to have access to a firearm.
In fact, that's why we fight to keep law-abiding Wisconsinites armed – to stop deranged people who are bent on committing murder.
But the last thing that we need is for the state of Wisconsin to open the door on the definition of mental health and thereby declare entire classes of people unfit to possess firearms.
This is a serious concern, and it affects Wisconsin's veterans the most.
You see, one of the gun banner's dreams is to declare anyone who's been exposed to any combat situation as having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)
Once declared as such, the vet would lose his gun rights until someone clears him sometime down the road.
Good luck with that.
Under President Bill Clinton's administration, due to an adjustment in the code regarding mental health, 83,000 vets had their names added to the banned list and never even heard about it until they went to buy their next firearm.
The gun control zealots in Wisconsin are smart and they are, so far, not trying a frontal assault on our gun rights just yet.
Instead, they are using this avenue to potentially alter the gun rights of entire classes of people in a way that leaves you and I with little recourse.
If passed, so called “mental health reforms” could include things like:
*** A permanent ban on anyone who was declared to have PTSD after seeing combat – WITHOUT the benefits of a trial;
*** Allowing a mere “psychiatric diagnosis” to be enough to seize your guns – again without any due process;
*** The confiscation of weapons from older Wisconsinites who have trouble managing their checkbooks or medication, as the Federal Government has recently tried to do by adjusting the definition of the word “defective”;
*** The banning of firearms in any house where a resident is on certain types of prescribed medications. If your child was ever diagnosed with ADHD, they could be at risk as an adult.
*** Mandated mental health screening of all children entering school.
*** Mandated mental health screening of all prospective gun owners.
Clearly this is a wide open door, one that the anti-gunners are trying to storm through as they look for ways to crack down on our gun rights.
This is even more dangerous when you consider that some “mental health experts” believe that a full 25% of the US population is mentally defective and needs treatment!
I'm sure you'll agree that giving the government this kind of sweeping power is extremely dangerous and needs to be stopped – now!
Here's how you can help:
- Please contact Governor Walker IMMEDIATELY and demand that he not use the guise of mental health as an excuse to crack down on our gun rights. You can contact him at: [email protected]
- Then take a moment to contact your Representative and State Senator and let them know what you expect of them. You can find out who your representatives are here.
- Consider helping WGO in our efforts to DEFEAT gun control with a $20 contribution. Your donation will be put immediately into this fight by helping us reach out to more and more Wisconsinites.
Please make your calls and emails today.Yours for Freedom,
Corey Graff Executive Director
P.S. The gun grabbers at the Capitol are using a new tactic to restrict your gun rights here in Wisconsin: so-called mental health reform.
If they get their way, you may lose your gun rights if you've ever had ADHD as a child, saw combat as a vet, have certain types of prescribed medication in your home, and more!
They're hoping to use this as a flank attack on our gun rights hoping to catch you off guard. Please contact Scott Walker right away and then call your own Representative and Senator.
Finally, please consider helping WGO maintain our fight to defend our 2nd Amendment rights here in Wisconsin with a gift of $20 or more.
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