Update on Pro-Gun Bills in Wisconsin!

Recently, multiple pro-gun bills were introduced in Madison that gained traction in the state legislature. Of note, Wisconsin Assembly Bill 495, sponsored by Rep. Robert Brooks (R-60), would allow for individuals with a license to carry to keep a firearm in their vehicles on school grounds.  Licensees will be granted the ability to do so as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is out of sight.  AB 495 was passed through the Wisconsin Assembly on January 20, 2022 and the State Senate approved it by a vote of 20-12.  Gov. Evers now must decide whether to sign the legislation.

Additionally, Wisconsin Assembly Bill 498, which would have dropped the minimum age to carry a firearm from 21 to 18, hit a snare this legislative session.  This common-sense bill, sponsored by Rep. Shae Shortwell (R-02), would have allowed for those who can vote and serve in our military to finally be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  This bill also made it through the Wisconsin Assembly, but unfortunately failed in the State Senate. 

Contact Gov. Evers in support of AB 495 by using FPC's constituent outreach tool located on this page. FPC has drafted a sample email that you are encouraged to review, edit, and personalize prior to sending it off to the governor's inbox.  Thanks for your engagement on this bill!