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BLS33 08-21-2007 09:31 PM

Attention Wisconsin gun owners!!!
 
I just got this email:

Quote:

Dear fellow gun owner:

Today, Governor Doyle proposed a series of anti-gun laws that could
seriously affect you, your friends, and your family. One proposal is a law to "close the gunshow loophole." This proposal would ban all private sales of firearms. All sales would have to go through a licensed dealer, and the buyer would have to undergo a background check. Not only will this make it more difficult for you to buy or trade guns with your friends or family, but it will also make it more expensive. Remember that the governor's budget includes a $22 increase in the background check fee.

Doyle is also proposing to roll back the state's pre-emption law, which
was passed in 1995. The pre-emption law prevents municipalities from
enacting gun laws more strict than those at the state level. Eliminating our
pre-emption law would result in bans on handguns such as the one that
Madison had in the early 1990's, and would open the door for all sorts
of other restrictive laws. Rolling back the pre-emption law would also
allow cities and towns to continue to ban concealed carry once we get our
carry bill passed.

The governor also proposed prohibiting possession or purchase of a
firearm by anyone who had been convicted of a misdemeanor involving a gun. This would result in denying Second Amendment rights to people who have
committed even the most minor infractions, such as improperly transporting a gun (Or carrying a concealed weapon). It would amount to a lifetime ban on gun ownership, something that is usually reserved for felonies.

Doyle also proposed a bill requiring "ballistic fingerprinting" on all
guns. Under such a law, manufacturers would be required to make guns that
would imprint a serial number or other distinguishing mark on a bullet. Such
a law was proposed in California, but the manufacturers made it clear that
the manufacturing costs of such legislation would require them to stop
selling guns in California. Also, supporters of so-called "ballistic
fingerprinting" laws ignore the fact that barrels change over time and, thus, so would the markings. Further, it would be very easy for a criminal to alter the barrel to change the imprint. A "ballistic fingerprinting" system in Wisconsin would cost millions of dollars to implement, would likely force gun
manufacturers to stop selling guns in Wisconsin and, ultimately, would
have no effect on crime.

It is vitally important that we stop the governor in his tracks, before his
proposals can be introduced in the legislature.

Please contact your legislator and let him or her know that you oppose
Governor Doyle's proposals. If you don't know who your legislator is,
go to
http://waml.legis.state.wi.us/ and enter your street address.

Remember Governor Doyle's promise during last year's campaign that he
wouldn't interfere with the rights of gun owners? Chalk that up to just
another empty campaign promise. Governor Jim Doyle has always been
anti-gun,
and always will be.

Thanks,
The Wisconsin Concealed Carry Association

cnorman18 08-21-2007 10:10 PM

Let me take a wild guess; Jim Doyle is a Democrat, no?

I hope you guys can defeat this outrage as well as get your CCW passed--and send this jerk back to the minors at the next election.

PS--like the song says, God bless Texas.

Tony Soprano 08-21-2007 10:50 PM

Vote A Straight Gop Ticket Everytime To Rid Those Cancers In Your Government In Wisconsin!

BLS33 08-22-2007 02:21 AM

Update:
Quote:

Dear fellow gun owner:

In an earlier email, we described Governor Doyle's proposal for a
"ballistic
fingerprinting" system as being similar to one that was proposed in
California.

The system that Governor Doyle is proposing is actually similar to one
that
was adopted by the state of Maryland. Maryland's system required
manufacturers to submit a fired shell casing from each manufactured gun
to
the state police, so that law enforcement agencies could use the casing
to
compare to casings found at a crime scene.

Just as with the California system, though, Maryland's system proved to
be
an expensive failure. And it did indeed add to the cost of a new gun.

The program was such a failure after five years that the Maryland State
Police asked that the program be scrapped.

An Associated Press story from 2005 reported, "...a state police report
says
such 'fingerprinting' has not helped a single criminal investigation.
The
superintendent of Maryland State Police says, 'The system really is not
doing anything.'

He thinks the money -- two and a-half million dollars so far -- would
be
better spent on proven crime-fighting techniques. "

With Governor Doyle proposing new tax increases almost daily, and the
state's economy in rough shape, do we really need a ballistic
fingerprinting
system that has been proven to be an expensive failure?

Thanks,
The Wisconsin Concealed Carry Association
Yeah Doyle is a Spendocrat, WI needs to make some pretty big changes.

bkt 08-22-2007 10:40 AM

That's too bad. Any idea how the people feel about these proposals? Are they all pillow-biting, bed-wedding leftists who fill their pants at the sight of a gun?

So, if these were to go through, I wonder how much the criminal population would increase. Pass enough laws and everyone can become a criminal....

BLS33 08-22-2007 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bkt (Post 7027)
That's too bad. Any idea how the people feel about these proposals? Are they all pillow-biting, bed-wedding leftists who fill their pants at the sight of a gun?

So, if these were to go through, I wonder how much the criminal population would increase. Pass enough laws and everyone can become a criminal....


There are plenty of pro-gun conservative Wisconsinites out there, but not enough of them keep in touch with what is going on.

bkt 08-22-2007 09:09 PM

Maybe they should read the two lines in my signature.

BLS33 08-22-2007 09:26 PM

This should show you our crappy justice system. An 18 year-old man who shot a 12 year-old girl in the head in June was just sentenced. He could have received up to thirty years in prison. Instead, his sentence was six years. He will probably be back on the streets in 3.


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