2nd Amendment Rally At The Capitol This Saturday January 19th

Guns Across America Rallies are being held at State Capitols throughout the United States this Saturday January 19th.  Join fellow patriots at noon in support of your right to keep and bear arms and rally against any new gun control legislation.

Gun Control = More Crime

 

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UN Small Arms Treaty Negotiations Underway – This is TREASON!

Below is info from the NRA regarding the attempt at stealing away your 2nd Amendment Rights by Team Obama.  Since OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS did not work, this UN Small Arms Treaty is another attempt at making you a slave.

Here is an NRA link to 5 videos that you need to see about this issue: U.N. ARMS TRADE TREATY

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/federal-legislation/2012/un-arms-trade-treaty-negotiations-underway.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

Below is clipped from last Fridays update, (link above),  from the NRA on the first week of the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty discussions currently underway that is supported by Team BHO…NRA provides a hot link in last sentence to a “Write Your Representatives” tool.

…”As we reported last week, for nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners.  That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty.

As called for in a resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 2009, a conference began this week in New York City to draft the treaty’s language.  The United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty is one of the most serious threats to American gun owners in decades.

The NRA will continue to maintain a strong presence at the ATT meeting, which will run through July 27.  And we will continue to champion the position that any ATT must in no way impact gun owners’ rights.

As we await the conclusion of the meeting, please be sure to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to strongly oppose any U.N. treaty that in any way diminishes our constitutional rights.

You can find contact information for your U.S. Senators by using the “Write Your Representatives” tool at www.NRAILA.org.  You may also contact your Senators by phone at (202) 224-3121”…

Rock River Patriots Meeting This Friday July 22nd

The Rock River Patriots will have be having a meeting this Friday July 22nd at 6pm in Fort Atkinson at the Dwight Foster Library.  The Dwight Foster Library is located at 209 Merchants Ave.

At this meeting we will discuss current and upcoming events.  We will update everyone on the Concealed Carry Classes we will be offering.  At this meeting, we also welcome Kirsten Lombard from the WI 9/12 Project, who will explain some of their current projects / initiatives.

This is a meeting you don’t want to miss.  Hope to see you all there!

Concealed Carry Legislation A Victory For Tea Party, Patriot Groups

From Media Trackers:

Concealed Carry Legislation A Victory For Tea Party, Patriot Groups

By Collin Roth

Of all the legislation passed in the last session of the Wisconsin legislature, perhaps no bill showed more the Tea Party impact on Republican legislators than the concealed carry legislation passed Tuesday in the Assembly. For a number of years, Second Amendment conservatives chafed at being one of only two states in the country that do not have some form of concealed carry. And despite two vetoes by Democratic Governor Jim Doyle, a tumultuous legislative session primarily focused on the budget, and the threat of recall elections for six state senators, Tea Party conservatives kept the pressure on to bring concealed carry legislation to a vote in this session.

Annette Olson of the pro-2nd Amendment organization Un-infringed Liberty called the passage of concealed carry legislation yesterday a “huge step.” Olson said her organization allied with Tea Party groups from around the state to work with legislators in order to bring concealed carry legislation to a vote before the end of this legislative session. And while Olson and many Tea Party activists were disappointed when the Constitutional Carry Bill proposed by Senator Pam Galloway was amended to include permits and mandatory training, she reiterated that Tuesday was a “really fantastic day” and she looks forward to “respectfully working with legislators” in the future to pass Constitutional Carry.

Un-infringed Liberty has worked actively in Wisconsin for around 2 1/2 years, promoting open carry through educational events while lobbying for Constitutional Carry legislation.

Having passed the Senate last week 25-8, the concealed carry bill passed the Assembly 68-27 with all 56 Republicans voting for the bill, 11 Democrats, and one independent. It now heads to Governor Scott Walker’s desk where it is likely to be signed into law.

SB-93 Concealed Carry Amendments – More Restrictions – We said It would Happen

Tomorrow,  the  Wisconsin State Senate will be debating SB-93 and the 16 Amendments to this bill.  The proposed Amendments are MORE restrictions to a Constitutional Right.  We support Constitutional Carry because the right to keep and bear arms is a natural right.  We will continue to support and fight for Constitutional Carry.

We also knew this permit process is a slippery slope to more regulation.  RINO Senator Van Wanggaard is one of those proposing more restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms.  Remember this when he is up for re-election.  This is further proof that just because the person is  “Republican” does not mean they believe in fidelity to the Constitution.

Contact the Republican Senators and tell them not to further infringe on your natural rights.

Here is the NRA criticisms of these amendments and responding to the misinformation:

PPA NRA Position on Hostile Amendments

PPA Opponent Misinformation

CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY PUBLIC HEARINGS – SUPPORT CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY

The public hearings for the Concealed Carry Bills are this Thursday May 12th.  The details are listed below. The Rock River Patriots support CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY only for many reasons.  See our Constitutional Carry post for many of the reasons contained our “Talking Points Memo”.

Another reason to support  CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY is because, as Constitutional Conservatives,  we want to keep government limited in size and scope.  This “permit carry” bill opens the door for more gov’t in our lives.  I thought that is what the Republicans in Wisconsin campaigned on…Limited Government!

While we highly recommend that all gun owners get training,  the training requirement is something that should be VOLUNTARY.  Since 2009 people have been carrying openly in WI without any incident that I am aware of that would be classified as a “training issue”.  There is no no training requirement to open carry.  There is also no training requirement in Vermont, Wyoming, Alaska, or Arizona where they have Constitutional Carry.  If any major incidents have happened there, they have not been widely publicized.

THERE ARE GAMES BEING PLAYED IN MADISON REGARDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY BILL
.  It seems the leadership doesn’t want this bill to even get a chance to be debated on the floor and voted on.  There is no Constitutional Carry bill that has been submitted in the Assembly. This may be because the Republican Leadership is bowing to the NRA instead of listening to all of the TEA Party/Patriot Groups/2nd Amendment Groups in WI.  Here is an email from one WI Patriot:

The NRA and certain elected officials are selling out Wisconsin’s gun owners and all 2ndAmendment advocates.  That is the only way to describe it when a popular movement is being thwarted and elected official present two nearly identical bills to confuse and divide the population.

In two Journal Sentinel polls, over 16,000 people responded to questions about Concealed Carry.  In the first poll, 81% of 8,400 respondents supported “a Concealed Carry law.”  In the second poll, 64% of 8,200 respondents supported “Constitutional Carry.”  This clearly shows a public mandate for Constitutional Carry.

However, the NRA is promoting the Permitted Carry bill as opposed to the Constitutional Carry bill.  This could be because Constitutional Carry means they won’t be getting any new members to follow their news for updates when the government mandates training they currently claim not to support.  The NRA and others have a vested interest in Permitted Carry and do not want you to exercise the full extent of your Constitutional Rights without paying additional taxes and fees into a massive governmental bureaucracy. 

In a recent NRA-ILA email, they link to their own Summary of the bills and their own “Comprehensive Q&A” file.  They are not telling us everything.  The NRA says Constitutional Carry does nothing to change those onerous Gun Free School Zone (GFSZ) exclusions.  That is incorrect as it specifically eliminates the word “zone” and replaces it with “property.”  This clearly means the exclusion zone is gone and you can only be limited on school property (but this would just apply in Wisconsin – no reciprocity on this as there are Federal GFSZ law that are active in other states).  With either bill, the Federal 1000 foot GFSZ is going to be a problem.

If you want unabridged freedom to exercise your 2nd Amendment Rights, then you need to call your legislator to show support for Constitutional Carry. 

Right now, if you are age 18, you can earn a license to drive a vehicle, buy a vehicle and do both without any special training.

Right now, if you are age 21 and can pass a background check, you can own a gun with no special training.

Right now, if you can own a gun, you can Open Carry without a permit or any special training. 

Right now, criminals and thugs illegally carry concealed weapons without a permit or any special training.

Right now, is the time to show Wisconsin can be Progressive and implement Constitutional Carry.

Your Constitutional Rights should not change when you put on a coat.  It is imperative that we do not accept a watered-down and politically expedient bill that limits our rights and increases the size and scope of big government. 

If you cannot attend one of these public hearings; you need to contact your legislators and request they support the Constitutional Carry bill.  The legislature is pitting us against each other to see which bill gets more support.  Make sure your voice is heard by calling or emailing your legislator and supporting Constitutional Carry.  

Here are the Public Hearings, attend one and promote Constitutional Carry!

 

Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Corrections

Thursday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m.

State Capitol Building

Room 417 North

Madison, WI

(only the “Permit Carry” bill will be heard)

Senate Committee on Judiciary

Thursday, May 12 at 12:30 p.m.

UW Marathon County

Center for Civic Engagement

625 Stewart Street Wausau, WI

(both the “Constitutional Carry” and “Permit Carry” bills will be heard)

Constitutional Carry Bill Released

Call your representative and tell them to support and co-sponsor the Constitutional Carry Bill – LRB – 2007/1.

What is Constitutional Carry?

Constitutional Carry recognizes the natural God-given right of self-defense to every individual guaranteed by The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article 1 Section 25 of the Wisconsin Constitution.  Constitutional Carry allows  for the choice of law abiding citizens to carry openly or carry concealed with a firearm without any government permit and/or training requirement.  48 other states have some form of concealed carry legislation on the books.  The time has come for Wisconsin to recognize the natural rights of its citizens to protect themselves and pass Constitutional Carry legislation.

Not convinced?  Here is our Constitutional Carry Talking Points Memo that helps to answer some of the questions people may have.