Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- Greetings in freedom!
First, a huge thank-you to all of you who picked up a phone or sent an email to your legislators last week.
Government exists by the consent of the governed (you and I) it is to be of the people, by the people, for the people. Its a shame we can't just do our moral, civic duty.. pay attention to candidates, believe their promises, vote on election day, and count on our elected officials to represent the views THEY said they held and that we sent them to Madison to act upon.
First we have to send them to Madison, then we have to, on a regular basis, make sure they do what they said they would do. We have to take time from our daily work, time from our job, time from our families, to hold them to account for what they've already promised they believe in.
So I want to thank each and every person who took a few minutes for freedom last week. Your willingness to do what you shouldn't have to do MADE A DIFFERENCE.
The GOOD NEWS is your voices were heard and Representative Joel Kleefisch introduced 2 Amendments to Assembly Bill 9. Wisconsin Carry supports BOTH amendments, and, if adopted, we can throw our support behind Assembly Bill 9.
- The first amendment proposed would give priority to private property owners rights. Off-duty and former police officers would have to abide private property owner wishes just like the rest of us.
- The second amendment proposed would **allow all concealed carry license holders to carry on school grounds88!!!
Under current law, IF YOU HAVE YOUR SIDEARM ON YOU, OR IN YOUR VEHICLE when you drop your kids off at school and drive or walk “on” school grounds, YOU ARE COMMITTING A FELONY.
This means over 200,000 moms, dads, grandmothers, grandfathers, Aunts, Uncles, and other legal guardians in Wisconsin, who's taxes PAY for public schools, who have passed a government background check, who have obtained the government mandated “proof of training”, who have paid their “permit tax” to the state of Wisconsin… All these law-abiding citizens who jumped through EVERY government hoop to exercise their human right to protect themselves and their families must either unload their handgun and place it in a case before entering school grounds, or risk felony arrest.
The Criminal Justice Committee will be voting on these amendments on October 24th. PLEASE take a few minutes to reach out to the following legislators and politely ask that they SUPPORT YOU, the LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, and support the Amendment to AB9 that would permit concealed carry license holders to carry on school grounds. MANY other states allow CCL holders to carry on school grounds. Wisconsin should also.
EVEN the Federal Gun Free School Zone Act provides SPECIFIC exceptions for people who have obtained their state-issued concealed carry permit/license to carry on school grounds.
You can link to the representatives who sit on the Criminal Justice Committee from the following link:
- Joel Kleefisch (Oconomowoc)- [email protected]
- John Spiros (Marshfield)- [email protected]
- Andre Jacque (DePere)- [email protected]
- Jim Ott (Mequon)- [email protected]
- Erik Severson (Star Prairie) – [email protected]
- Garey Bies (Sister Bay) – [email protected]
We all know lunatics seek out these “gun free zones” to inflict mass casualties. History proves that we DO have reason to want to carry to protect our kids when we are at school events.
The committee members listed above will vote on OCTOBER 24th on these amendments. Please contact them today!
Please feel free to email me with any questions and/or to pass along feedback you receive from these legislators.
Chairman/President – Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents to carry in the manner of their choosing. We believe that “open carry” and “concealed carry” are choices to be made by law-abiding citizens based on their situation and preference. Wisconsin Carry, like many gun-rights organizations in Wisconsin, is investing a great deal of resources to get Wisconsin law changed to allow concealed carry this next legislative session by proposing Constitutional Carry. Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use legal recourse to deter unlawful treatment of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who currently exercise their right to open carry, and soon will exercise their right to concealed carry in Wisconsin. Visit: www.wisconsincarry.org