Wisconsin Firearm Owners
Ranges, Clubs & Educators, Inc.
NRA Chartered State Association 

Wisconsin FORCE has a constant eye on Madison.


Through his office window, Bob Welch can see the Capitol building.  More importantly, he watches what is going on inside the Capitol for Wisconsin FORCE.  Bob keeps us informed, lobbies for us and has helped make Wisconsin FORCE a name in the Capitol.  With Bob’s support and guidance, Jeff Nass lobbies our issues and speaks for us.  Bob has been a huge asset for our cause.  His daily monitoring allows him to contact us with anything that may have even a remote implication on our efforts.  This allows us to stop or influence bills or rules before they are introduced. 

Many times people in government who have good intentions do not realize that what they are proposing may have unforeseen consequences, and they can be reasoned with before precious time and money are spent.  With Bob as an integral part of our effort, we will continue the huge success that we have seen since 2007.

With your support, Wisconsin FORCE will continue to ensure that you are represented and your opinions heard. 

Please join, renew, and donate today and be a part of those standing guard of our rights.

  • February 16, 2016 6:06 AM | Anonymous

    Wisconsin FORCE encourages you to vote today.

     

    Wisconsin Supreme Court – Justice Rebecca Bradley knows the Constitution!

     

    "Justice Rebecca Bradley, proud gun owner and concealed carry license holder, supports the rule of law and will defend the Constitution."

     

    Turn out is expected to be low. 

     

    Even if you do not have any other races, please take the time to protect your Rights.

     

  • February 13, 2016 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, and Educators Inc. (Wisconsin FORCE) applauds the Assembly for advancing the Right to Hunt bill to the Governor.

    The citizens of Wisconsin have protection against harassment and stalking. That protection should also extend to Wisconsin sportsmen and women enjoying our time honored traditions.  The bill expands current law so that a person may not interfere or attempt to interfere with an activity associated with lawful hunting, fishing, or trapping. It includes protection against disturbing a lawfully placed hunting stand, disturbing bait or other feed, using a drone to harass, and activities that are intended to harass our rich sporting heritage.

    Individuals that photograph, record, use visual or physical proximity, confront or approach individuals during the exercise of lawful activities should be prosecuted. This bill will help to do that.

    It is time to help stop the harassment of activities involved with our rich sporting heritage.  Wisconsin FORCE thanks Representative Jarchow and Senator Moulton for their leadership on this bill, as well as the bill’s numerous co-sponsors.  We look forward to the bill being signed into law by Governor Walker.

     

  • February 11, 2016 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    Wisconsin FORCE is the Shield in Wisconsin that protects your Second Amendment rights.  The Shield protects you from attacks and keeps you safe as we move forward in the fight to restore lost rights.

    We have strengthened that Shield by creating the Wisconsin FORCE Political Victory Fund. 

    This fund is critical, especially with the upcoming elections, including the future of your rights in Wisconsin.  Wisconsin FORCE has been working with its partners in early candidate support, and this fund will strengthen that support.

    Our goal is to raise $5000 by April 1.  Any donation, as little as $10 or as much as $5000, would help us in reaching our goal.

    Donate today by sending a check made out to Wisconsin FORCE PVF or use your charge card by opening the Donate Tab on the website, putting Wisconsin FORCE PVF in the comments box. 

    By law you must include your full name, address, and occupation.

    Mail checks to:

    WF PVF

    PO Box 130

    Seymour, WI 54165-0130 

  • February 09, 2016 11:39 AM | Anonymous

    Governor Walker attends annual state convention and signs the Knife Law Clean-Up Bill

    Saturday February 6, 2016, Weston, Wisconsin 

     

    During the Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, and Educators Inc. (Wisconsin FORCE) annual meeting, Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 142.  The bill eliminates unnecessary burdens on the use of humankind's first tool -- one carried by Wisconsinites across the state on a daily basis.  “Wisconsin citizens have the fundamental right to defend themselves and feel safe and secure in their homes and we remain committed to protecting those rights,” Governor Walker said.  “One of the first steps we took in office was signing concealed carry and Castle Doctrine legislation into law.  We will continue to protect those freedoms and ensure that those who wish to exercise their Constitutional right to buy and sell firearms lawfully in the state of Wisconsin are able to do so.”

     

    The annual meeting is held as part of the NRA/Wisconsin FORCE State Convention held at The Mountain Bay Conference Center, Weston Wisconsin.  The signing was also attended by Senator Tom Tiffany (R) Minocqua and Doug Ritter, chairman and founder of the nationally recognized organization, KnifeRights. Ritter presented Governor Walker with a Pro-Tech TR-4 automatic (switchblade) knife specially engraved with the state seal and his name and dedication during the signing ceremony.  Ritter also presented Hogue EX-A01 presentation knives to the individuals who were the driving force in passing this bill. 

     

    Executive Jeff Nass of Wisconsin FORCE had been working with several legislators on cleaning up Wisconsin’s knife laws and was in the process of introducing a bill when a bill was circulated by Representative Bernier after the unreasonable restrictions were brought to her attention by Travis Hakes, a law enforcement officer and owner of Trigger Control LLC.  The proposed bill was then improved, and KnifeRights was called in, and greatly assisted with the passage of the bill. 

     

    The fact that opening any knife will never be as fast as the more common fixed blade knife needs no explanation. Carrying a knife that needs to be opened in many cases is necessary or desirable to allow the efficient, practical use of this indispensable tool. 

     

    Use, not irrational fear, should determine law.  When the intent is to harm or defend, the list of everyday, commonly used items is endless.  Use, not design, makes almost anything a weapon. The activity that causes harm is what should be punished.

     

    Wisconsin FORCE thanks Governor Walker, Representative Bernier, Representative Kleefisch, Senator Moulton, Senator Wanggaard, KnifeRights, Pro-Tech Knives, Hogue Knives, and many others for their work to ensure that Wisconsinites are not burdened by irrational state or local knife use restrictions.

     

  • February 07, 2016 2:12 PM | Anonymous

    Saturday February 6, 2016 -- Governor Walker attends annual state convention and signs the Knife Law Clean-Up Bill

    Today, Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, and Educators Inc. (Wisconsin FORCE) thanks Governor Walker for attending their annual meeting and signing Assembly Bill 142 . The bill eliminates unnecessary burdens on the use of humankind's first tool -- one carried by Wisconsinites across the state on a daily basis.  The annual meeting is held as part of the NRA/Wisconsin FORCE State Convention held in Weston Wisconsin.  The signing was also attended by Senator Tiffany, Judge Bradley, and Doug Ritter, chairman and founder of the nationally recognized organization, KnifeRights.

    The fact that opening any knife will never be as fast as the more common fixed blade knife needs no explanation. Carrying a knife that needs to be opened in many cases is necessary or desirable to allow the efficient, practical use of this indispensable tool. 

    Use, not irrational fear, should determine law.  When the intent is to harm or defend, the list of everyday, commonly used items is limitless.  Use, not design, makes almost anything a weapon. The activity that causes harm is what should be punished.

    Wisconsin FORCE thanks Governor Walker, Representative Bernier, Representative Kleefisch, Senator Moulton, Senator Wanggaard, KnifeRights, and many others for their work to ensure that Wisconsinites are not burdened by irrational state or local knife use restrictions. 

  • January 31, 2016 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    Wisconsin FORCE “The Sound of Freedom Range Seminar” Held yesterday in Portage, Wisconsin. 

    The seminar includes information on improvements, upgrades, and procedures to help ensure that clubs and businesses remain an asset to their community. Although gauged for outdoor ranges, much of the seminar applies to indoor ranges. The seminar is approximately three and a half to five hours long.  

    Wisconsin FORCE presents this seminar as a free service to our Patriot Club members based on availability.  The seminars are also offered as a public service.  If you have an interest in hosting an event, please contact Jeff at jeff@wisconsinforce.org  920-687-0505. 

  • January 29, 2016 9:06 AM | Anonymous

    We are monitoring this bill, but we do not see it going anywhere.  This bill would strip the value of many lawfully owned antiques.  Wisconsin FORCE strongly opposes this infringement.

     

    Co-Sponsorship Request:

    LRB 4247/1 Relating to the Sale and Purchase of Products Containing Ivory or Rhinoceros Horn and Providing a Criminal Penalty

     

    From: Senator Fred A. Risser Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 8:21 AM

     

    Deadline for Co-Sponsorship: February 5, at 12 pm

    This bill would prohibit the sale and purchase of ivory. Federal laws regarding the sale and purchase of ivory have a loophole allowing for the sale of antiques containing ivory.  

  • January 27, 2016 7:55 AM | Anonymous

    Wisconsin FORCE Editor:  Wisconsin FORCE and the NRA have a daily presence in Madison.  We are always there working to effectively protect your rights.

     

    Legislation to Expand Concealed Carry Formally Introduced in Wisconsin - NRA/ILA Alert 1-23-16

    This week, state Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and state Representatives Robert Brooks (R-Saukville) and Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) introduced Senate Bill 589​, which would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry on school grounds, thus eliminating the current state felony that prevents law-abiding gun owners from transporting their children or grandchildren to their community schools.  This critical legislation addresses an unnecessary restriction in the current concealed carry law that prevents law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights.

    Wisconsin’s concealed carry law has been a great success since its passage in 2011.  According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, from January 1, 2011, until December 31, 2014, the WI-DOJ has issued 244,479 carry permits.  Unfortunately, under current law an individual who is carrying a firearm with a permit must stop their vehicle off of school grounds, unholster or remove the firearm from their person, and keep the firearm in their vehicle.  This is a lengthy and unnecessary obstacle for law-abiding permit holders which inhibits their ability to protect themselves and their children on school grounds.

    It is important to understand that this necessary reform only applies to school grounds and provides local school boards and administrators control over whether or not to allow concealed weapons within their school buildings.

    The NRA and Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs and Educators, Inc. (FORCE) will continue to follow SB 589 as it progresses through the Legislature.  The fight to protect our right to carry continues, and the NRA and Wisconsin FORCE will be at the forefront to advance the cause in Madison and throughout the Badger State.  Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on this critical pro-gun bill.

  • January 20, 2016 7:41 PM | Anonymous

    Today, the members of the Senate voted passed Wisconsin FORCE backed Assembly Bill 142.  The bill eliminates unnecessary burdens on the use of humankind's first tool -- one carried by Wisconsinites across the state on a daily basis.

    The fact that opening any knife will never be as fast as the more common fixed blade knife needs no explanation. Carrying a knife that needs to be opened in many cases is necessary or desirable to allow the efficient, practical use of this indispensable tool. 

    Use, not irrational fear, should determine law.  When the intent is to harm or defend, the list of everyday, commonly used items is limitless.  Use, not design, makes almost anything a weapon. The activity that causes harm is what should be punished.

    Wisconsin FORCE thanks Representative Bernier, Representative Kleefisch, Senator Moulton, Senator Wanggaard, and many others for their work to ensure that Wisconsinites are not burdened by irrational state or local knife use restrictions.

    We would also like to thank Knife Rights Inc. a national organization supporting Knife rights, for their assistance.

  • January 15, 2016 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    Wisconsin FORCE has a constant eye on Madison.  Madison is generally pro Second Amendment, but we are still under constant attack.  Those that would strip you of your rights are still there and working on their agenda.

     

    Wisconsin FORCE works hard to ensure that bad bills such as LRB-3714 relating to,  eliminating the preemption of firearm regulations, are stopped in their tracks.  This bill was posted for co-sponsors Monday and would return Wisconsin to a maze of places (cities, towns, villages, counties) where your rights are restricted.  This and several other bad bills have already been circulated this year for co-sponsorship. 

     

    Wisconsin FORCE works to protect you from these infringements. 

     

    Please make a donation, join or renew and help Wisconsin FORCE remain strong!     

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