Congress and our Wisconsin General Assembly will be kicking off their 2022 session in just a couple of days, which is why our team has been working around the clock to finalize our battle plans for the upcoming year — and the budget we need to be effective.
I have to tell you, in almost ten years of fighting for the Second Amendment, I have never seen our gun rights in a more precarious situation.
The good news is that grassroots gun owners have stood tall and fought for freedom in 2021 in ways that we haven’t seen since the early days of the Obama Administration.
And so, while Nancy Pelosi has passed two gun control bills through the House, neither of them have advanced in the Senate as Schumer simply can’t get the 60 votes he needs to proceed.
The bad news is that after Democratic candidates were crushed in the recent Virginia and New Jersey elections, Biden’s handlers know there is a real chance they will lose control of Congress in November, so they are going ‘all in’ on gun control!
And while Senate Republicans in D.C. have blocked the gun control bills that Pelosi has sent over from the House so far, if we have a mass shooting any time in 2022, we will almost certainly see ten to twelve RINOs betray us immediately.
But we also have a major fight shaping up here in Madison over the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), as two of Joe Biden’s Executive Orders attacking gun owners are set to take effect in just a few months and more are on the way!
And when you add in the critical midterm elections that are already shaping up in addition to Tony Evers’ hard push for gun control in Madison, it’s obvious that 2022 is going to be a BIG YEAR for the Wisconsin Firearms Coalition!
That’s why I am writing you today.
I have to make some difficult choices on where the Wisconsin Firearms Coalition will be focusing our time and money in 2022. And since this has always been a member-driven organization, I am asking for your advice on how you want us to proceed.
That’s why I have prepared and enclosed your 2022 Wisconsin Firearms Coalition Membership Ballot, so I can hear from you, firsthand. I’m counting on you to read this update and complete your directive RIGHT AWAY!
The truth is that without a quick infusion of funds from WIFC members, we may have to sit out some of these fights.
Right now, we simply don’t have the budget to keep the heat on Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation, fight for SAPA in Madison, stop Evers’ gun control bills AND expose gun grabbers during the mid-terms.
At the same time, the thought of having to ignore ANY of these fights makes me sick, as they are all important.
One thing is clear, the first of Joe Biden’s Executive Orders attacking our gun rights is set to take effect very soon. In fact, they may be in place by February!
The first of these orders would make CRIMINALS out of Wisconsinites who have a pistol brace, a very common accessory that makes it easier for gun owners to control their firearms.
Biden’s other Executive Order would make it a FELONY to possess an unregistered 80% lower-styled firearm. These homemade firearms are very popular and allow gun owners to build guns in their own homes without needing to get serial numbers for them.
The idea that Wisconsinites should go to prison for owning either of these items is absurd. But the idea that Joe Biden is trying to order Wisconsin cops to enforce this garbage is enraging.
That’s why the Wisconsin Firearms Coalition is leading the fight for the Second Amendment Preservation Act (aka SAPA) in Madison.
Gun owners may remember that the General Assembly moved a watered-down version of the flawed ‘Firearms Freedom Act’ with some weak ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ language sprinkled in that was very poorly written, would have been struck down in court, and went nowhere. That bill was NOT SAPA.
Real SAPA law requires Wisconsin cops to enforce Wisconsin laws when it comes to firearms, ammunition, and accessories. In other words, Wisconsin cops would be forbidden to enforce federal laws, treaties, or Executive Orders that deal with our Second Amendment.
The reality that the federal government doesn’t want to acknowledge is that they depend — almost entirely — on state and local agencies to enforce federal laws and regulations.
So if the State of Wisconsin asserts its sovereignty and tells Biden that we will not let our cops enforce his gun control agenda — whether it’s new laws or Executive Orders — they will go largely unenforced here in Wisconsin!
And if one of Wisconsin’s liberal cities orders their police department to violate SAPA law and enforce federal gun control laws anyway, this legislation would allow gun owners to take that department into civil court on their own.
This isn’t just a theory. SAPA is already on the books and defending gun owners in Missouri after their legislature passed it last session. Sure, Biden’s Department of InJustice tried to overturn the law in court — but they were soundly rejected!
That’s because the Supreme Court has always upheld the states’ right to refuse to enforce federal laws they disagree with and do what’s in the best interest of their own citizens.
The Missouri ruling was just the latest affirmation of this.
And while the Left foams at the mouth at the mere mention of SAPA, never forget that this is exactly what they did when President Trump tried to deport violent illegal aliens out of our country. They refused to comply. Now it’s our turn.
But passing SAPA is going to be a major fight. In fact, we’re already receiving push back from moderates in Madison who think they’ve ‘done enough’ for gun owners for a while.
But we’re also going to be facing one hell of a fight in Washington, D.C. this year, too.
As I said earlier, the leftist machine that is running Joe Biden in D.C. knows that they are likely going to lose control of the House, Senate or both when ‘We the People’ head to the polls next year. So they are going ‘all in’ on gun control.
And while there are plenty of bills that Biden and Pelosi would like to pass, there are two bills at the absolute top of their list because of the devastating harm they would do.
First is H.R. 8, the ‘Universal Background Check’ legislation that has already passed the House and that would require gun owners to obtain government permission each time they try to buy a firearm.
The real reason why Biden and Pelosi want to pass H.R. 8 is to give the federal government a list of every gun owner in America, while making felons out of Americans who don’t comply.
Second is H.R. 2377, the massive ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ bill that would enact New York-style gun confiscation laws across the country, empowering liberal judges to disarm Americans who have never set foot in court, let alone been convicted of a crime.
What makes both of these bills so dangerous (besides the harm they would do to our gun rights) is the fact that a growing number of Republicans are already supporting BOTH OF THEM!
When Nancy Pelosi passed H.R. 8 out of the House, a dozen Republicans joined her in voting for this garbage. And over the last two years, Republican Senators like Rob Portman, Pat Toomey, Lindsay Graham, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney and others have come out in support of a national registry of gun owners!
And while Nancy Pelosi is leading the charge for ‘Red Flag’ laws in the House, in the Senate, Republican Marco Rubio is the LEAD SPONSOR on ‘Red Flag’ legislation and over a half-dozen other Republicans have already come out in support of the idea.
So while we have held the line against these bills in the Senate so far, you can bet that these RINO traitors will be lining up to betray us if we have a mass shooting incident anywhere in America this year.
But it’s also crucial that the Wisconsin Firearms Coalition is in a position to hammer on the records of gun-grabbers during the critical midterm elections that will be here before we know it.
Gun-grabbers in Wisconsin are desperate to DESTROY our gun rights, seize control of our General Assembly and continue Tony Evers’ agenda of turning Wisconsin into a socialist hellhole that Biden would be proud of.
But I promise you that I’m going to fight like hell to make sure those America-hating leftists don’t get their way and destroy our state!
That’s why this fall, in addition to doing our primary job of expose gun-grabbers in the Wisconsin General Assembly, gun owners have a chance to boot Ron Kind (who voted for H.R. 8 and other gun control bills) out of office and help America take back the House, ending the threat of gun control in Congress!
Our election-timed programs involve a combination of radio and TV ads, digital and social media advertising, uncensorable direct mail, and a massive email program. It’s brutally effective, but it is not cheap.
The alternative is to do what most other gun groups do, sit on the sidelines and whine while the enemies to our freedoms take a sledgehammer to our beautiful Second Amendment.
I’m sure you can see why I’m so torn. Each of these fights deserves our full attention. But I have to be realistic. And right now, I just can’t engage in all three of these fights.
That’s why I’m counting on you to please fill out your Wisconsin Firearms Coalition’ Member Ballot and tell me where to focus the resources that we have.
Of course, when you do so, you’ll notice that I have included another option on your membership ballot — an option that we haven’t talked about yet, because it’s just not possible without a major influx of funds.
Nevertheless, it’s the option that I am secretly hoping you will choose.
To be clear, if you select Option 4, I need you to dig deep and include the most generous donation that you possibly can to help WIFC put this plan into action.
We simply can’t afford to run these programs simultaneously without it. In fact, without considerable help from gun owners like you, running even TWO of these programs at the scale they would need to be run will be very tough.
But everything is on the line in 2022.
And if we just sit back and hope for the best, we are very likely going to see sweeping gun control pass into law in D.C. and have nothing standing in between gun owners and the Executive Orders that Biden’s handlers are implementing.
But if we stand together, we can secure our freedoms here in Wisconsin, shut down the biggest attack that gun owners have ever seen coming out of D.C. and then SEND A MESSAGE in November!
I know that’s a lot. But you’ve seen the incredible impact your donations have had in the past. And with everything we’re facing this year, we are counting on you more than ever!
Whatever you do, please act fast as the legislature (and Congress) is reconvening in just days! I need to hear from you RIGHT AWAY!
Wisconsin Firearms Coalition
P.S. The 2022 legislative session reconvenes here in Madison —and in Washington D.C. — in just days and I have to make some very difficult decisions about where to focus our resources and our time over the next 11 months.
We need to fight for SAPA to defang Biden’s Executive Orders. At the same time, the threat of federal gun control is heating up, Governor Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul are pushing gun control, and the critical 2022 elections are right around the corner!