With the 2018 session of the Wisconsin State Legislature right around the corner, I’ve been up virtually all night putting the finishing touches on the Wisconsin Firearms Coalitions’ program strategy for the coming year.
But there’s something I have to tell you.
After the tragedies in Las Vegas, Nevada and Sutherland Springs, Texas in recent months, I’m afraid my hopes of focusing solely on passing Constitutional Carry is out the window.
Sensing that the political winds will be blowing their way in the 2018 election year, gun-grabbers in the Wisconsin State Legislature are going to look for every opportunity to push gun control in the coming session.
And with several anti-gun groups across our state joining forces to advance gun control in Wisconsin under the banner “Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety,” national anti-gun groups are poised to pour MILLIONS of outside money into our state.
That’s why I’m facing an incredibly tough decision today — perhaps the toughest I’ve ever had to make since the creation of the Wisconsin Firearms Coalition, in fact.
So I need your advice.
As you’ll see below, I’ve prepared a special 2018 Wisconsin Firearms Coalition Membership Ballot for your consideration and I’m counting on you to fill it out and submit it back to me IMMEDIATELY.
The truth is, without an IMMEDIATE influx of funds, I’m afraid I’m going to have to make major cuts in our 2018 programs.
Believe me, there’s nothing I would hate worse — especially with so much at stake.
But with BILLIONAIRE gun-grabbers like Michael Bloomberg and their pals in the media taking every opportunity to drive up anti-gun hysteria every chance they get, you and I have to stay on red alert.
Especially after the Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs murders, even just one more shooting rampage by a madman or ISIS wannabe could be enough to tip the scales for any one of the gun-grabbers’ “innocent-sounding” Second Amendment assaults, including:
>>> So-called “Universal Background Checks (SB 34),” which currently has 27 combined cosigners, is nothing more than code for STATEWIDE GUN REGISTRATION. There’s no way such a scheme can be enforced without tracking every gun and gun owner in the state!
Of course, gun grabbers continue to claim “90% public support” for this scheme that’s supposed to protect us all from the next killer.
But remember, it was the national check system’s failure that allowed the Texas killer to purchase the firearm he shouldn’t have been allowed to own!
>>> Reinstating the 2-day waiting period on handguns(A.B. 74). This legislation, which already has 31 combined cosigners, would repeal the 2015 law that did away with the waiting period.
This unnecessary delay would do nothing to curb gun violence and would only put individuals who need a gun for protection at risk.
>>> A statewide so-called “Assault Weapons” ban (S.B.350). This draconian legislation has 7 cosigners and its aim is to outlaw any semi automatic rifle, shotgun or pistol with a detachable magazine and any other “scary” feature.
That could include something as simple as a thumb hole stock or muzzle brake, which are common on many modern hunting rifles.
Not only that, but this bill would effectively cover all AR-style rifles, tactical shotguns, and any semi-automatic pistols with magazines holding more than seven rounds.
If any of these gun-grabs start to gain traction, it would be nothing short of a DISASTER.
But before you do, please consider that sometimes the best defense is a good offense . . .
And you and I have a rare opportunity right now to take advantage of the pro-gun majorities in Madison and make Constitutional Carry a reality in Wisconsin.
The good news is, you and I have set the stage for just that with passage of Constitutional Carry through a key State Senate Committee!
If passed, the Wisconsin Constitutional Carry Bill would restore the right of every law-abiding Wisconsin citizen to carry a gun to protect themselves and their families — WITHOUT going through a bunch of bureaucratic rigmarole!
That means no more expensive application fees, endless paperwork, or adding your name to a government database — just to exercise your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
In short, if you’re legally able to own a firearm, you’re legally able to carry it. Period.
Frankly, it’s the best and perhaps only solution to stopping killers and madmen.
The truth is, just the threat of running into someone who is armed is enough to convince many career criminals to think twice.
So Constitutional Carry will most assuredly mean more law-abiding citizens carrying firearms.
It won’t be long until violent crime rates start sinking like a rock.
In fact, according to a recent FBI “Crime in the United States” report, gun sales have hit record highs in recent years while violent crime has dropped dramatically!
And a study commissioned by the Obama administration — which was supposed to help generate momentum for gun control — found that firearms are used in defensive cases up to three million times per year!
This is the way it’s been done in Vermont, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona and Wyoming for some time.
And just in the past two years, Constitutional Carry has passed in Kansas, Maine, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire and West Virginia.
There’s no reason it can’t happen here.
But before you do, please don’t forget that 2018 is an absolutely critical election year.
Gun-grabbers in Wisconsin are desperate to DESTROY the momentum you and I have built for our gun rights, seize back control of BOTH houses of our State Legislature, and get back to work turning Wisconsin into an anti-gun utopia like California, Massachusetts or New York.
Virtually everyone — from anti-gun media elites to political “experts” — claim they have the momentum.
That’s why I’m preparing to run a MASSIVE election year program in 2018.
My goal is to go on the attack ahead of both the 2018 primaries and General Election to ensure that every anti-gun member of our State Legislature in BOTH parties is exposed.
I’ll use every tool at my disposal from mail and email, to social media, to hard-hitting radio, newspaper and even TV ads if I can raise the resources.
Such a program is going to be very expensive.
But it could not be more important — not with BILLIONAIRE gun-grabbers like Michael Bloomberg and George Soros looking for Midwestern states like Wisconsin to jump into with both feet.
I’m sure you can see why I’m so torn today — and why I can’t decide where I should seek to focus budget cuts should they become necessary.
The truth is, every option makes my stomach churn.
Perhaps you think stopping the gun-grabbers’ assaults is most important.
Perhaps you believe it’s worth the risk to hope that it takes care of itself and we should focus on Constitutional Carry.
Or perhaps you believe concentrating on the 2018 elections should be the Wisconsin Firearms Coalitions’ top priority.
Whatever you decide, please mark your selection on your Membership Ballot.
And please agree to rush your most generous contribution to help cover the costs of these critical programs.
Of course, there is one more option.
It’s an option I’ve yet to mention because it will not — under any circumstances — be possible without a massive influx of resources.
But if you pick this option, please realize I’m going to need your most generous support — as much or even more than what you’ve been able to do in the past.
I know that’s a tremendous amount to ask for. But as we head into the 2018 election year, there’s just so much at stake.
Of course, if $100 is just too much, please consider a contribution of $50 or at least $25.
But I need to hear from you IMMEDIATELY.
With the General Assembly set to go back into session, I don’t have a moment to waste.
Wisconsin Firearms Coalition
P.S. With the State Legislature set to go back into session in just days, I need your advice.
Without an IMMEDIATE influx of funds, I’m going to be forced to cut back.