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Concealed Carry up for override

1/25/06 PPA Alert

On THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2006, the Senate will vote to override the Governor’s veto of the PPA

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The Assembly may vote to override next week. There are still two Assembly Democrats, both of whom voted to pass the bill, but are considering voting with Doyle on the override. They should be encouraged politely to stay with us and make PPA a reality:

Rep. Terry Van Akkeren (D – Sheboygan) (608) 266-0656, P.O. Box 8953, Madison, WI 53708, Toll Free (888) 529-0026
Rep. John Steinbrink (D – Pleasant Prairie) (608) 266-0455, P.O. Box 8953, Madison, WI 53708, (888) 534-0065

Also, you’ll be interested to know that the anti-self-defense crowd unveiling their “report” why 46 other states are wrong (soon to be 47 with Nebraska), and why Wisconsin citizens are less responsible than other Americans. Get the report and give your feedback at (888) 534-0019 or email

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2006, 11:14 a.m.
New report to question concealed weapons bill

Madison – Allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons wouldn’t do anything to make the state safer, as supporters of the bill have argued, says a report compiled by legislative opponents to the bill.

The report was put together by aides to Assembly Assistant Minority Leader Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) and is expected to be released today. Richards said he had his staff put together the report to debunk what they say are myths about the legislation and how it has worked in other states.

Wisconsin is one of four states that don’t have laws allowing residents with proper permits to carry concealed weapons.

The state Senate is expected to vote Thursday on an override of Gov. Jim Doyle’s veto. The bill originally passed there with a 23 to 10 vote, over the necessary two-thirds majority for a veto override. That sets up a showdown in the Assembly, where it passed 64 to 32, a thin, veto-proof margin.

Republican leaders have said they expect people who voted for the bill the first time to stick with their votes, but Democrats have said they will uphold Doyle’s veto.

Six Assembly Democrats voted for the bill: Reps. Barbara Gronemus of Whitehall, Mary Hubler of Rice Lake, Marlin Schneider of Wisconsin Rapids,
John Steinbrink of Pleasant Prairie, Terry Van Akkeren of Sheboygan, and Amy
Sue Vruwink of Milladore.

In the last session of the Legislature, the Senate voted to override a Doyle veto of a similar bill, but the override attempt failed in the Assembly in early 2004.

-By Stacy Forster