The end of the 2nd Quarter of 2023 is almost here and we’re up against some critical deadlines for our operations and our future fights on behalf of the Second Amendment in Madison.
And that’s why I am writing to you today.
After a lengthy meeting with our accountant, it’s clear that without an infusion of support from members like you, the Wisconsin Firearms Coalition will not meet our fundraising goal for the quarter.
In fact, as I type this, it looks like WIFC is facing a fundraising deficit of approximately $17,525 — at a time when we absolutely can not afford to cut programs!
But before I get to that, let me pull the curtain back on our operations so you have the full context of what I am facing.
Fundraising numbers for non-profit organizations like WIFC normally plummet during the summer months. It’s just a reality. And I understand that. Between vacations, Little League games, and just enjoying life, there’s a lot going on.
And that means that lean-run organizations like WIFC just have to do the best we can with what we have. But if things get too tight, it means cutting back on our gun rights advocacy.
Normally, that’s not too serious as we’re out of session during this time of year. And in a non-election year, we don’t have to worry about elections being right around the corner.
But this year, things are very different.
As we told you recently, the Wisconsin Firearms Coalition is currently gearing up for a major legal action against Joe Biden and the ATF over the pistol brace ban.
The pistol brace isn’t the issue. The issue is over the limits of executive authority. If Joe Biden can bypass Congress and unilaterally declare pistol braces illegal, what is to stop him from doing the same thing to our AR-15s or 30-round mags?
The short answer is: nothing.
And that’s why WIFC is joining forces with our national affiliate to drag Joe Biden and the ATF into Federal Court — but we can’t afford to do that if our fundraising numbers drop!
Instead of cutting programs to absorb the seasonal drop in fundraising, it’s vital that WIFC has the resources we need to make sure this legal action can commence.
And to do that, I need to close the gap on our fundraising shortfall, and I need to do it fast.
But the lawsuit against Joe Biden isn’t the only reason why I need your help. The fight for gun rights is just different now than it was in the old days.
Back then, our work consisted of lobbying the legislature and flooding them with calls and emails from gun owners.
These days, there’s a lot more going on. The gun rights fight moves faster, and there isn’t a slow season anymore.
- First, there is our federal program.
With Biden in the White House, Democrats running the Senate, and RINOs in the House filing gun control bills, we are spending heavily to alert our members to these federal threats.
- Second, there is the legal program that I’ve discussed.
Love him or hate him, President Trump filled the Supreme Court and our federal courts with pro-gun judges, and there’s never been a better time to fight for gun rights in court.
- Third, there is our ongoing program to recruit gun owners.
Today’s schools are churning out young people who have been taught to hate our country, our flag, and our gun rights. We are working hard to recruit them into the fight for freedom or we will lose our state and country…it’s only a matter of when.
As you can see, there is a lot going on right now.
I am proud of the fact that Wisconsin Firearms Coalition has one of the leanest overhead costs of any state level gun rights groups in the country.
But we’re in a bind here, and we need your help.
The amount is up to you, but please act fast, I need to close this budget gap immediately so we can sue Joe Biden!
Wisconsin Firearms Coalition