Evers vetoes Felzkowski-authored Second Amendment sanctuary bill

Evers vetoes Felzkowski-authored Second Amendment sanctuary bill

By Jalen Maki Tomahawk Leader Editor MADISON – Governor Tony Evers on Friday, July 9 vetoed Assembly Bill 293, which would have made Wisconsin a “Second Amendment sanctuary state” if it had been signed into law. State Senator Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) was among the authors of the legislation, which had passed the State Senate with a 29 to 1 vote and the State Assembly with a 61 to 36 vote. Felzkowski Under the bill, gun manufacturers in Wisconsin would have been required to include a stamp on the firearms that read “Made in Wisconsin” or a similar stamp. The legislation would have exempted Wisconsin-owned firearms that remained the state from federal regulation, and would have made it illegal to enforce “a federal act, law, statute, rule, regulation, treaty, or order that takes effect on or after Jan. 1, 2021, if it bans or restricts semi-automatic firearms, assault weapons, or magazines; requires registration of firearms, magazines, or other firearm accessories; regulates the capacity of magazines; regulates the quantity of ammunition or bullets an individual may possess; prohibits types of ammunition or bullets; or requires the confiscation of a firearm.” The bill would have also prohibited state agencies, state government bodies and local governmental units from expending funds or other resources to confiscate lawfully-owned firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition. Evers Evers said he vetoed the bill “for several reasons.” “First, this bill is not permitted by the United States Constitution,” Evers stated in his veto message. “Under Article VI, the United […]

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