Democrats Launch State-Level Semi-Auto Ban ... Action Needed While everyone was distracted with the national circus known as the republican debates, Wisconsin democrats launched a nightmare ban on semi-automatic firearms. LRB 3635, the brainchild of Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison), is one of the most far-reaching bans on semiautomatic weapons ever introduced in Wisconsin. It will turn tens of thousands of Badger State gun owners into criminals overnight. “That will never make it out of committee, and if it does Walker won’t sign it,” you say? Don't count on it: The real danger isn’t Subeck’s original bill, but the watered-down version that is being rewritten right now. You see, there was such backlash to her initial scheme earlier this week that Subeck sent it back to the Legislative Reference Bureau to tone it down. And that’s the danger. You and I know that republicans have a long history of compromising on bills like this to make themselves appear more “reasonable.” “Due to the vagueness in its definition, this bill could potentially outlaw all modern semi-automatic handguns, shotguns and pistols in Wisconsin,” reports bearingarms.com (Wisconsin Democrats Call For Ban Of Most Semi-Automatic Firearms, November 9, 2015). If passed, you could be imprisoned for up to six years and fined $10,000 for merely owning an AR-15 or any number of other so-called “assault weapons.” Rep. Subeck is living in a fantasy world. She seems to think criminals buy their guns through gun dealers and are stopped by the background check system. It doesn’t happen. But what WILL happen, I’m afraid, is that some sort of backroom deal will soon be hatched between state democrats and republicans to “work together.” In fact, I’m so sure this will happen, that we’re launching our all-out petition drive to cut them off RIGHT NOW before this gun ban bill from hell goes any further. That’s why I need you to take a minute and sign the online petition against the Wisconsin semi-auto ban. And to PLEASEconsider contributing something to this fight --$10, $25, $50 or more—so we have the resources to battle this dangerous legislation. You might be thinking: Why haven’t I heard from any other organizations about this threat? The reasons range from apathy to hubris—many think the bill won’t see the light of day. That’s a naïve assumption at best. Some think the semi-auto ban is so all-encompassing that there’s no way any republicans will allow it to advance. Wrong again. Yet others simply aren’t paying any attention and are, like deer in the headlights, dazzled by the national spectacle of the republican debates—they aren’t even watching what’s happening here in Wisconsin. Like I said, the most dangerous time is when Rep. Subeck rolls out the revised version soon: That’s when state republicans will be pressured to “work together” on a compromise. WGO is monitoring this situation closely. In the meantime, please sign the online petition against the semi-auto ban. And equally important, please give something to this effort. We rely on generous gifts from people like you. We refuse to sell-out to the establishment fat cats. The Wisconsin semi-auto ban is real. It’s here. It’s advancing right now. Repackaged so it can be resold. There is imminent danger of a sell-out. Please act now. ACTION: Click here to sign the online petition against the semi-auto ban. Contribute something--$15, $25, $50, $100 or more--to this fight. Your support stays here in Wisconsin where this battle is taking place. Thanks for taking action, Corey Graff Executive Director P.S. – This is not a drill. State Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) has introduced LRB 3635, a BAN on virtually all semi-auto handguns, rifles and shotguns in Wisconsin. The proposal is being ‘massaged’ for general acceptance by the public and fence-sitting republicans. Expect a compromise and sell-out to be in the works. Please sign the online petition to OPPOSE Rep. Subeck's semi-auto ban. And PLEASE consider a pro-gun donation of $25, $50 or even $100. We rely on YOUR help to continue the fight. ACTION CHECKLIST ✔Signed the online petition against the Wisconsin Semi-Auto Ban. ✔Made a pro-gun donation so WGO can monitor and defeat this dangerous legislation. Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. Donations made to Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. are not deductible for income tax purposes.