“This bill, the Firearms Freedom Act, sends a simple message to the federal government: Wisconsin will not help you take away our second amendment rights.” – State Rep. Michael Schraa (R Oshkosh)
Dear Gun Owner:
The Wisconsin Firearm Freedom Act has been introduced.
And the gun-haters are practically coming apart at the seams, frothing with anger.
You see, they don’t like being on the defensive. They simply don’t know what to do when we gun owners assert our rights.
The bill – LRB 2063 – would make it illegal for any local or state law enforcement officer to carry out orders from a federal mandate to restrict magazines or other firearm accessories or types and amounts of ammo in your possession.
And it would make it a crime for any state official to carry out federal gun confiscation orders here in Wisconsin.
Right now LRB 2063 is being circulated for cosponsors. We need as many legislators as possible to sign on as supporters.
This legislation is an important safeguard for Badger State gun owners. It’s also a bold reaffirmation of states’ rights as a deterrent against federal gun control.
But it will not be easy to pass. Too many spineless republicans in state government are afraid to back a bill that will give meaningful protections to gun owners.
Already anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder is trying to bully the state of Kansas for passing a similar law, claiming the Kansas law is “unconstitutional” under the supremacy clause.
However, the supremacy clause does not invalidate local or state laws that are in conflict with federal laws — it says that laws that are in pursuance of the Constitution are supreme. This clearly means (inversely) that local and state laws most certainly supersede unconstitutional federal laws.
And last time we checked, gun confiscations, magazine bans and ammo restrictions are all unconstitutional.
To allocate resources for this fight I need to ask for your help. We’re already fighting gun control here at the state level. And preparing for the renewed attack on semi-autos and so-called “high-capacity” mags by the Obama administration.
But even with all of this going on, I am confident we can pass the Wisconsin Firearm Freedom Act, with your help.
I’m going to be laying out the action plan for this legislation in the coming weeks. Right now, however, we need to replenish our coffers for this fight.
And we need to do it fast.
Like I said, the anti-gun groups are raising funds right now to oppose this bill.
1. Donate something, no matter how modest, to this fight. Chipping in just $10 or $20 right now will really help boost our war chest for this battle. Your contribution will make a BIG difference.
Your donation will be used to:
- Mobilize 5,000-10,000 new pro-gun activists for this battle
- Expose the lies of the anti-gunners and big government cronies
- Flood the district of any state legislator opposing this bill with mail
Please do what you can to support WGO so we have the resources for a full grassroots mobilization to pass the Wisconsin Firearm Freedom Act.
P.S. – Please chip in something to support the Wisconsin Firearms Freedom Act. This legislation is already facing growing opposition. Your support will help define the terrain of battle for pro-gun forces in Wisconsin. Thanks.
Please chip in with a generous contribution of $10 or $20 to help us replenish our coffers for this important pro-gun fight.
Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. is a 501(c)4 non-profit, registered charitable organization with the State of Wisconsin. Donations made to Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. are not deductible for income tax purposes. Thank you!
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About the Author: Corey Graff is the executive director of Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. (WGO), a pro-gun activist, and a life-long gun owner from Wisconsin.