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Wisconsin: Anti-Gun Bills To Be Heard This Week!
NRA - ILA ^ | April 04, 2010 | NA

Posted on 04/05/2010 9:55:09 AM PDT by neverdem


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Wisconsin: Anti-Gun Bills To Be Heard This Week!
 
Sunday, April 04, 2010
 

As we alerted you before, two anti-gun proposals, LRB-2912 and LRB-4543 have been assigned bill numbers and referred to committees.  The bill numbers are Senate Bill 643 and Assembly Bill 914.  AB 914 has been scheduled for a public hearing Wednesday, April 7 at 1:05pm in the Committee on Corrections and the Courts.  The Senate Judiciary Committee will then hear companion bill, SB 643, on Thursday, April 8 at 11:00am. 

This is among the most drastically anti-gun legislation introduced in Wisconsin for some time.  Gun control advocates refer to this legislation as a “fix” for the so-called “gun show loophole.”  Nevertheless, it goes far beyond point-of-sale background checks.  

These proposals would…

  • Require that transfers of the ownership of privately-owned firearms be conducted through a federally licensed dealer. This means if you wanted to sell your firearm to a trusted friend, you would have to conduct the transaction through an FFL and pay whatever transfer fees the dealer cared to impose.   

  • Go WAY beyond federal restrictions for firearm possession and impose additional prohibitions based on mere misdemeanor convictions. 

  • Require firearm transfer records to be sent to the Department of Justice, thereby creating a registry of these privately-owned firearms.

  • Allow the Department to disclose these records for whatever “research” it deemed appropriate.
     

Please contact the committee members and urge them to oppose AB 914 and SB 643.  Also contact your legislator and urge him or her to oppose these bills if they advance to the Assembly or Senate floor.  To contact members of the Wisconsin legislature click here.  Contact info for the respective committees is listed below.

Wednesday, April 7, 1:00 pm, State Capitol North Hearing Room (Second Floor)
Hearing on AB 914


Assembly Committee on Corrections and the Courts
 
State Representative Joe Parisi (D-48) Chair
(608) 266-5342
Rep.Parisi@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Chuck Benedict (D-45) Vice-Chair
(608) 266-9967
Rep.Benedict@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Donna Seidel (D-85)
(608) 266-0654
Rep.Seidel@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Frederick Kessler (D-12)
(608) 266-5813
Rep.Kessler@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Sondy Pope-Roberts (D-79)
(608) 266-3520 
Rep.Pope-Roberts@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Ted Zigmunt (D-2)
(608) 266-9870
Rep.Zigmunt@legis.wisconsin.gov 

State Representative Sandy Pasch (D-22)
(608) 266-7671
Rep.Pasch@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Karl Van Roy (R-90)
(608) 266-0616
Rep.VanRoy@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Mark Gundrum (R-84)
(608) 267-5158
Rep.Gundrum@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Steve Kestell (R-27)
(608) 266-8530 
Rep.Kestell@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Daniel LeMahieu (R-59)
(608) 266-9175
Rep.LeMahieu@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Representative Edward Brooks (R-50)
(608) 266-8531 
Rep.Brooks@legis.wisconsin.gov


Thursday, April 8, 11:00 am, State Capitol Room 411 South
Hearing on SB 643


Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing


State Senator Lena Taylor (D-4) Chair
(608) 266-5810
Sen.Taylor@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Senator Jim Sullivan (D-5) Vice-Chair
(608) 266-2512
Sen.Sullivan@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-27)
(608) 266-6670
Sen.Erpenbach@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-20)
(608) 266-7513 
Sen.Grothman@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Senator Randy Hopper (R-18)
(608) 266-5300
Sen.Hopper@legis.wisconsin.gov



Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=5681


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 04/05/2010 9:55:09 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Travis McGee; Joe Brower; El Gato; Squantos; archy; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...

How cynical can you get about trolling for gun grabber donations? Didn’t Wisconsin come within a few votes of overturning the governor’s veto for concealed carry privileges only a couple of years ago? Without some legislative trickery, how do they get the votes for this?


2 posted on 04/05/2010 10:16:38 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

BTTT


3 posted on 04/05/2010 10:31:57 AM PDT by Gritty (The right to keep and bear arms is the palladium of the liberties of a republic-Justice Joseph Story)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ..
Enemy action ping.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

4 posted on 04/05/2010 11:32:52 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

The Obama Zombies are busy as hell!


5 posted on 04/05/2010 12:22:16 PM PDT by blackie
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To: neverdem

Yes. We were VERY close to overturning that Veto. But, Doyle is going to trash us between now and November when his sorry @ss is out the door. Count on it.

When we have a Republican Governor again, this nonsense will stop. for a while, anyway. ;)

Thanks for the ping.


6 posted on 04/05/2010 5:57:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: neverdem; 50cal Smokepole; Terabitten; jellybean; Madison Moose; youngjim; ThunderStruck94; ...
Wisconsin Conservative Politics Ping List Ping!
7 posted on 04/05/2010 5:58:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: neverdem

Don’t worry. We are taking back the Assembly, Senate, and the Governor’s office in November.

Dump Doyle, and Refuse Barrett.


8 posted on 04/05/2010 5:59:46 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
The statists are in “scorched earth” mode. We will have CC in Wisc next year. I just bought my sidearm to get ahead of the rush. The mess that they are leaving behind will take years to clean up, but it can be done.
9 posted on 04/05/2010 6:15:48 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: Thunder90

Barrett would be SUCH a useless tool as Governor. Isn’t furthering Milwaukees demise enough for one career? LOL!


10 posted on 04/05/2010 6:32:19 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Attached are talking points regarding AB 895 and SB 640, election law reform bills that the Democrats are pushing through the Legislature very quickly, before public awareness and opposition occur. Please e-mail and/or call your WI State Representative and Senator (plus others?) and ask them to oppose the bills. You can find their names and contact information at http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/waml/waml.aspx. E-mails to newspapers would help, too.

AB 895 and SB 640 would increase voter fraud and corruption, allow motor voter registration and satellite early voting locations (e.g. dorms, outside of bars, etc.), ease absentee voting requirements, accept school IDs for registration, create a state voter database to merge with a national one, etc. Citizens who tend not to vote in low-turnout elections would receive automatic/permanent absentee ballot status, one of several unfunded mandates with high administrative costs to municipalities, that will have to prepare and mail many more ballots with return postage. The Democrats are determined to expand socialism at all levels in sneaky ways! The bills do not contain mandatory voter ID provisions, which any election reform legislation must include.

The Republican National Committee and Republican Party of WI are spending money and working hard to defeat the reforms that threaten the integrity of election systems, in all 50 states, including WI (as they have done for years). Both depend on our financial support.

Please forward this action item to people in, or with ties to, WI (not only voters). Thank you!

_________________________

Phone Script for Tuesday Blitz Day
TIPS:
• Practice!! Call your cell phone or work voicemail and play it back so you can hear how you sound!
• Be polite
• Speak clearly and slowly – let your emotion show but not so that you cannot be understood
• Thank whomever you speak to for their assistance
• Call all 5 of the targeted members as they may be the ones most likely to change their minds if they know people are watching how they will vote!
• Call Reps Staskunas and Barca as they will play a key role in the next step of the process.

SCRIPT:
Hello. My name is ____________________________. I am a resident of ______________ WI. (mention here if the person you are calling is your representative or one of family, friends, do business there etc.)
I am calling to inform you of my concern and opposition to the legislation SB 640 or what is called the Wisconsin Voter Protection Act. This bill does not protect my vote. It does not include any provision for voter ID. It will allow for greater abuse by those who want to take away my vote. And it will overburden the municipal clerks and their budgets to accommodate these new regulations. Please vote against this in the Joint Finance Committee until the bill actually protects votes and voters.
I will be watching to see which way you vote. And that will not be forgotten in November.

VARIATIONS:
In the attached documents are other very good points so use one that is of particular interest to you.
If voicemails are full, flood their fax and email!

NEXT STEP:
If this does pass through the Joint Finance Committee it is expected that it will be going to the floor for a vote. Then start contacting your Representatives directly and share this with family and friends.


11 posted on 04/05/2010 9:20:22 PM PDT by LouD ("against all enemies, foreign and domestic...")
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To: LouD

BUMP!

Thank you, Lou! :)


12 posted on 04/06/2010 4:35:46 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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