While gun owner rights were a secondary issue in Wisconsin’s volatile June 5th recall election, make no mistake about it: Gov. Scott Walker’s convincing victory over gun-grabbing Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was an important win for Second Amendment advocates in the Dairy State and nationwide.
Since his 2010 election, Walker has signed into law right-to-carry legislation, castle doctrine legislation, and the Hunting Heritage Act. He also supports statewide preemption of firearm laws and an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution guaranteeing the individual right to keep and bear arms.
Barrett, on the other hand, is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) with a career-long “F” rating from the NRA. He supports bans on commonly owned firearms, exposing hunters to prosecution, and common sense self-defense legislation.
The NRA aggressively campaigned to retain Walker, rallying gun owners with online, television, radio and print ads, and 2 million pieces of advocacy mail.
“Thanks to gun owners in Wisconsin, one of the strongest pro-gun Governors in the country will continue working to support our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
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