Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- After reviewing the completed candidate surveys rolling in to the WGO office, it’s clear that gun owners across the state are in for a rude awakening if they assume an “A-rating” from the institutional gun lobby guarantees a pro-gun vote.
The reality is, despite an expanded republican majority, gun owners have a new enemy to fear: compromise on so-called “reasonable” gun control schemes like universal background checks.
You see, I’m afraid that right after the upcoming elections and all the posturing, politicians will go right back to doing what they do best … controlling and regulating your firearms.
State politicians believe gun owners have been lulled to sleep and feel empowered to go along with so-called “reasonable” or “bi-partisan” gun measures. That’s how they roll.
Many gun owners assume conservatives will use their majority — the biggest it’s been in 50 years — as a Big Stick to force pro-gun reforms to the floor and to Governor Walker’s desk.
However, I think that is wishful thinking.
Look at history. Neoconservatives are habitual do-nothings when it comes to sticking their neck out to resist measures like background check “improvement” schemes or anything leftists are able to label as “reasonable.” Hell, they’ll probably be the ones pushing for it … especially if we’re not watching closely and being VERY vigilant.
In fact, neocons are notorious for being overly sensitive to their “image” and always allow the anti-gunners to define the terrain of battle.
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Make no mistake. Universal background checks are nothing but universal gun registration. And must be opposed at all costs. Expect it to be an issue in the upcoming session.
Actually, I think many republicans will support this sort of insidious gun control. I hope I’m wrong. Unfortunately history is pretty clear.
And while we’re optimistic that Wisconsin’s GOP leaders will rise up against the establishment and fight against all gun control, and even take the lead on rolling back anti-gun laws in Wisconsin, we’re not letting down our guard.
Will they do the right thing by opposing all gun control and actively work with WGO to implement positive pro-gun changes? Time will tell. But don’t expect much without serious grassroots pressure.
And that’s where you come in and why I need you to sign the Wisconsin Republican Caucus Pro-Gun Directive.
It’s vital our representatives hear from the folks who put them in power — or they’ll just turn around and abuse that trust by cutting backroom deals.
Republicans can restore our firearm freedoms. With WGO’s leadership they may do just that, but it will take hard work and steady reminding from the folks who put them there.
So please sign your Wisconsin Republican Caucus Pro-Gun Directive right away. It’s really important.