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this is an email i received yesterday, I'm passing it on , so as many people as possible can see whats going on

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
carring a concealed weapon). It would amount to a lifetime ban on gun
ownership, something that is usually reserved for felonies.
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
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 compare the casing
to casings found at a crime scene.

Just as with the proposed 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 already been proven to be an expensive failure?

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 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.

The Wisconsin Concealed Carry Association

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Oh Man, sorry to hear that, some politicians just dont get it. He just wants to make a bigger program so he feels warm and fuzzy. If he really wanted to decrease gun violence, he would encourage legal private ownership and carry. Its a guarantee that if more restrictive laws pass, violent crime will increase; proven time and time again.

Harley Dude
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The people of WI better wake up! This guy is marching to the tune of the mayor of Chicago and NYC. WI is a big time hunting state. Hunters, Gun Collectors, Target Shooters, mfg need to join together to hammer this guy out of office or at least nuter him.

This is one of the reasons I push hard to get people to join the NRA. It is the largest gun organization at 4 million plus, but if it had a third of the total 80 million gun owners in its membership it would be the elephant in the living room!

Doyle is the guy that has shot down concealed carry in WI for years. A grassroots movement needs to start to unseat him or put people in the state legislature to keep his policies from becoming law. The liberals in Madison need a message back from the people! Just my humble opinion!

Discussion Starter · #4 ·
sig232 you are right on the money but i really don't think it will happen , too darn many people from Madison and southern part of the state like him
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