With the 2018 elections well underway, I wanted you to be the first to know that the 2018 Wisconsin Firearms Coalition candidate surveys are in the mail.
In you don’t know what I’m talking about, our survey program is where we get to ask the candidates the tough questions about where they stand on the Second Amendment.
Of course, as a membership driven organization, these questions are the culmination of the questions you’ve given to us in response to our emails and Facebook videos seeking your input.
You see, since this is Wisconsin, nearly EVERYONE running for public office will tell you they are ‘good on guns.’
Frankly, that doesn’t tell you and I anything about what they will do when the pressure really mounts in Madison once they are safely in office.
As we saw last session, many “pro-gun” Representatives in the Assembly voted in favor of Michael Bloomberg’s Universal Gun Registration schemes!
That’s why it’s absolutely vital that you and I get the candidates on the record now — when they are running for office and desperate for the support of gun owners.
But make no mistake about it, we are counting on WIFC members to help us get the candidates on the record.
As you’ll see in the survey, this isn’t some powder puff survey where we ask, ‘Do you support the Second Amendment?”
No, we got down into the details of the current issues surrounding the fight for the Second Amendment by asking questions like:
>>> If elected, would you OPPOSE “Universal Gun Registration” legislation that would ban all private party sales and makes criminals out of Wisconsin gun owners who want to pass on family firearms to their children and grandchildren – and create a database of gun owners at the same time?
>>> If elected, would you OPPOSE ‘Red Flag Orders’ and similar legislation that would deny law abiding Wisconsin citizens their gun rights without due process through a court of law and without ever having been adjudicated as defective or convicted?
>>> Would you support Stand-Your-Ground legislation that allows Wisconsin citizens to defend themselves, with force if necessary, from violent criminal attacks that occur in public places without having to retreat, as well as ensuring that they can’t be bankrupted by expensive or frivolous lawsuits?
These questions are designed to provide absolutely no wiggle room — either you stand up for gun rights or you are just talking the talk.
Wisconsin Firearms Coalition staff spent the entire 2018 session working the legislature and mobilizing our members to STOP Bloomberg’s Universal Gun Registration bill.
We know, first hand, that the number of our ‘friends’ in the legislature are anything but and spent the entirety of the 2018 legislative session trying to cram gun control down our throats.
So don’t fall for any excuses from your candidates about why they won’t survey like, ‘I voted for a gun bill earlier this year,’ or, ‘I grew up hunting, I’m pro-gun,’ or ‘It’s Wisconsin, of course I’m pro-gun.’
If they won’t sign this simple 8 question candidate survey and put their views on paper, that should be a major warning sign to every gun owner in Wisconsin!
Please help us put this program into play by:
Second, printing off copies of the survey and handing them to your candidates, insisting that they go on the record. You can email or mail them back into us once they are completed.
Third, getting your friends and family involved in this process by urging them to help us get these candidates on the record as well.
One of the nice things about living in Wisconsin is that we are able to see our legislative candidates at forums and events regularly.
This is your chance to hand them this survey and make sure they understand that you expect them to go on the record as a fighter for the Second Amendment — especially if they want your support!
More to come.
Wisconsin Firearms Coalition
P.S. The 2018 Gun Rights Candidate Questionnaire is in the mail!
We’re asking everyone seeking legislative office where they stand on the issues facing gun owners today!
Remember, if they won’t go on the record now when they need gun owners the most — how do you think they will act once safely in office?