2A window opens in Wisconsin


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ilmonster
November 3, 2010, 10:19 AM
Well, Wisconsin elected a new republican governor and turned both halves of the legislature to republican representation in last night's election. Looks like concealed carry, here we come!!! Now there will be only one state left (directly to our south) that doesn't allow some form of concealed carry.

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cavman
November 3, 2010, 10:41 AM
Remember Activism is what you will now do with your new congress members and executive newly elected. It is great to be excited but now how to turn that excitement into action?

Congrats on a good election night. Now tell us what you and your buddies have planned to become more like Virginia or perhaps even Vermont! :)

TexasRifleman
November 3, 2010, 10:43 AM
Yep, what he said. What's the plan?

mstrat
November 3, 2010, 12:03 PM
Jealous, but congrats. :)

You're leaving us behind as the one and only state that doesn't allow its residents to defend themselves outside their home. No open carry. No concealed carry.

TriTone
November 3, 2010, 12:04 PM
With a quick google I found these guys:

http://www.wisconsinconcealedcarry.com/
bill.schmitz@wisconsinconcealedcarry.com (Chairman)
920.295.9435
WCCA
N3292 County Rd E
REDGRANITE, WI 54970

Also, this was released on October 15th.
http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6059

I would like to help out in anyway possible but don't really know where to start. Do we contact legislators? Whats the process? I'd be great for someone more experienced in something like this to post here and help less experienced and knowing individuals out with what we have to do to get concealed carry now that we can.

KDS
November 3, 2010, 12:08 PM
I travel through Wisconsin on my way to Minnesota every year. I hope CC reciprocity with other states (Florida) is on your list of things to accomplish!

mstrat
November 3, 2010, 12:18 PM
I travel through Wisconsin on my way to Minnesota every year. I hope CC reciprocity with other states (Florida) is on your list of things to accomplish!

Just make sure you unload and encase before traveling through IL :(

hso
November 3, 2010, 12:59 PM
Focus on all the ones that have just been elected and "call in the marker" for having pushed them over the top in the election.

These newly elected but not yet sworn politicians should be reminded by individual email and snail mail that this is one of the jobs they're expected to finish with their sitting colleagues as soon as they're sworn in. They need these reminders from each individual and from every RKBA organization. So, in addition to the individual effort to start them out on the proper path supporting RKBA everyone that can should join the state RKBA organization of their liking and help them help the new people make this a priority.

You shouldn't neglect the sitting officials. Look at everyone that supported or was neutral on RKBA and contact them individually and collectively as part of WI Carry and point out the sweeping change means that the people of Wisconsin expect them to have new legislation reaffirming the 2A across the board ready for their newly elected colleagues to vote on when they are sworn in.

Monkeyleg
November 3, 2010, 01:06 PM
The Wisconsin Concealed Carry Association is no longer in existence. I started it in 2001, we elected a board in 2007, and then dissolved it in 2008. Bill Schmitz was going to run the group, but I think he just had too much on his plate.

I hope one of the other groups will be able to utilize some of the friendships we made. Jordan Austin was Wisconsin's NRA/ILA lobbyist as of a year or so ago; I'm assuming he's still working Wisconsin.

John Hogan was Senator Zien's chief of staff. He's now the chairman of the Republican senate committee. He was a driving force behind the bill, and he should have some influence over members of the senate (seeing as how he helped get them elected). He'd be a good one to talk to.

Mike Bruhn at Representative Gunderson's office would be another one to talk to get an idea of what might be done.

I'm hoping that Nik Clark and the others at Wisconsin Carry have great success with this.

esquare
November 3, 2010, 01:24 PM
I think you all in WI should make a serious push for constitutional carry. If you can legally own a gun, you should be able to carry it. I know it sounds a little risky, but now is the time to go for it if there ever is going to be one.

Wishoot
November 3, 2010, 03:28 PM
The Wisconsin Concealed Carry Association is no longer in existence. I started it in 2001, we elected a board in 2007, and then dissolved it in 2008. Bill Schmitz was going to run the group, but I think he just had too much on his plate.

I hope one of the other groups will be able to utilize some of the friendships we made. Jordan Austin was Wisconsin's NRA/ILA lobbyist as of a year or so ago; I'm assuming he's still working Wisconsin.

John Hogan was Senator Zien's chief of staff. He's now the chairman of the Republican senate committee. He was a driving force behind the bill, and he should have some influence over members of the senate (seeing as how he helped get them elected). He'd be a good one to talk to.

Mike Bruhn at Representative Gunderson's office would be another one to talk to get an idea of what might be done.

I'm hoping that Nik Clark and the others at Wisconsin Carry have great success with this.

Thanks Monkey. This is a good start (along with contacting our new Governor).

ilmonster
November 3, 2010, 04:13 PM
Esquare, we almost got CCW passed once, even with a demcratic gov. We were one vote shy in the legislature to override the gov's veto. I'm guessing with a GOP gov. and both houses being republican, it's just a matter of crafting a bill and bringing it up in session. Thanks to all for your thoughts on how to begin that process.

TexasRifleman
November 4, 2010, 09:45 AM
Please keep in mind the point of the Activism forum is to find ACTIONABLE and RELEVANT items to work on to solve problems. I've deleted a few posts that were politics only. Those are not acceptable.

What is the PLAN going forward now that the election is over, that's what matters.

hso
November 4, 2010, 10:20 AM
Seems far more people want to talk partisan politics than put any effort into coming up with a plan of action after a day so this is moving to AD for lack of constructive participation in the hopes that more discussion of how to get the 2A bolstered in WI will actually take place.

Thanks to cavman, TriTone and Monkeyleg for their effort so far to set the proper tone for this.

Please review the posting requirements for ACTivism and Activism Discussion and be aware that the topics here are purely focused on RKBA and not partisan party politics. You might be happy or depressed over the election results this week, but stay within the 2A topic or you're likely to earn an infraction or temporary ban for ignoring the stickies on the rules here.

dakar
December 28, 2010, 12:20 PM
Good luck to all of you folks in the land of rediculous laws, aka WI, after 10 years of putting up with the craziness over trying to find a way to get a CCW and failing add to it being harrased for perfectly legal OC, I gave up and as Regean made famous... "Voted with my feet" and moved to Louisiana (where it doesn't snow etiher! :) )

BTW still haven't figured how a zoning ordinance can keep the tansfer of handguns out of the city limits of Madison.

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