I’m getting a little concerned.
The State Legislature will be kicking off in Cheyenne very soon, and with everything that’s happened in Wyoming this year, it’s going to be a major year for gun rights!
But when I was talking to WYGO’s Political Director Aaron Dorr the other night — a close personal friend of mine — he mentioned that you haven’t renewed your WYGO membership for 2021 just yet, at a time when they need your support more than ever.
You might not know this, but before I was elected to the State Senate in 2016, I was the Executive Director of Wyoming Gun Owners, so I know exactly how important your ongoing support is!
So if you’ve already renewed your membership in WYGO for 2021, thank you very much for standing up for freedom and being counted — and so I apologize for this unnecessary reminder.
As I’m sure Aaron has told you, 2021 will be a pivotal year for our Second Amendment here in Wyoming — and that will be doubly true if Joe Biden ends up becoming the President after the dust clears on the November elections.
And while it’s too soon to know what happened on election night, it certainly seems clear to a growing number of people that President Trump was set up to fail in this election through a combination of ‘dead voters’ and poll watchers who were not allowed to count the mail-in ballots in key Democratic states!
But as a State Senator and the lead bill sponsor for Wyoming Gun Owners for the last four years, I am operating under the assumption that Joe Biden may get into the White House.
More, if the two U.S. Senate races in Georgia go the wrong direction during the January 5th run-off, we need to assume that the U.S. Senate may fall into Chuck Schumer’s hands, too!
If that happens, it’s a certainty that Senator Schumer along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi will take immediate action on legislation like:
- A national registry of every gun owner in America!
Michael Bloomberg has been pushing this legislation for almost a decade, because before the left can confiscate our guns, they have to know where to find them. And ‘Universal Background Checks’ will help them do it.
- An outright ban on our AR-15’s and all similar rifles!
The AR-15 is America’s rifle. There is no better tool to defend against criminals and tyrants. That is why it’s the most popular firearm in the country, and that’s why the radical left wants to take it away so badly.
- Mental health check-ups for gun owners before every sale!
Patterned after similar legislation being pushed in states like New York and California, this bill would force you to submit to a mental health exam each time you buy a gun! This system is designed to allow government ‘shrinks’ to deny your right to buy a gun for any reason!
- National ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation!
This legislation is especially dangerous given how many Republicans are in favor of it. Red Flag laws allow liberal judges to confiscate your firearms through secret court proceedings and before you’ve even been charged, much less convicted, of a crime.
None of this legislation would stop criminals or reduce the rate of violent crime. But gun control has never been about guns or stopping crime. It’s ALWAYS been about giving the government complete control over ‘We the People.’
But I must be honest.
Even if the Senate remains in Republican hands, it would be a mistake to assume that gun owners like you and me can sit back and breathe easy, given how much weakness we’ve seen from some Republicans in the United States Senate over the last two years.
Already at least six Republican Senators have publicly agreed to support ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ -– a number that is likely to grow over time.
For my part, I’ll be leading the charge in the Wyoming legislature to pass the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) during the upcoming legislative session.
The Second Amendment Preservation Act would nullify any federal gun control legislation that Joe Biden may try to force down our throats here in Wyoming.
And while versions of this legislation have been filed in the past, the SAPA bill that I will be filing for WYGO members won’t be a cheap, political stunt.
This legislation will have real teeth, by allowing individual gun owners to take government officials who violate SAPA law to court to seek civil remedies for damages incurred!
Passing SAPA will be my number one priority as it’s THE ONLY way to stave off federal gun control.
But I am also going to do everything in my power to stop any attempt by moderates in the Capitol to pass dangerous FIX-NICS legislation next year.
This legislation would allow judges to seize your firearms in certain situations before you’ve been convicted of a crime, based off the word of a court appointed mental health professional.
Very similar to full-blown ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures,’ this legislation violates basic due process rights and allows you to be punished for something that anti-gun judges think that you MIGHT DO in the future!
Of course, it was the ferocious members of Wyoming Gun Owners who obliterated this legislation when it was pre-filed before the start of the 2020 legislative session.
WYGO members poured thousands of emails into the Capitol (I know, I received hundreds of them from my own district,) making sure legislators knew that they were bitterly opposed to this legislation – one that most consider a precursor to ‘Red Flags.’
The bill was pulled by the primary sponsor just days before the session began in direct response to the grassroots pressure of WYGO members!
Of course, WYGO members didn’t stop there.
In the August primaries and the November general election, WYGO members pounded on anti-gun Democrats AND Republicans alike and sent a loud message, as many incumbents were removed from office by gun owners who were sick and tired of being betrayed in Cheyenne.
In fact, WYGO members were so effective that now some of the sleezy lobbyists who prowl the halls of the Capitol are trying to use Governor Gordon’s appointed Attorney General to force WYGO to surrender the names of it’s members — or to silence them forever with high fines and penalties.
It’s political retribution, pure and simple.
But as they say in the military, “If you’re taking flak, you’re on target.” And let me tell you, no organization aims their political firepower more accurately than Wyoming Gun Owners!
WYGO members are the reason we have Stand-Your-Ground!
WYGO members are the reason FIX-NICS was defeated!
And WYGO members are the reason that Wyoming remains the freest state in America for our beautiful Second Amendment!
That’s why I hope you won’t walk away from Wyoming Gun Owners now — not after everything you’ve accomplished over the last couple of years and with what’s facing gun owners should Joe Biden end up in the White House!
I know that’s a lot. But you’ve seen, firsthand, how effectively your support has been used to push for the Second Amendment and stop gun control here in Cheyenne!
Aaron told me that anyone who renews their support for $75 or more will automatically receive a FREE Wyoming Gun Owners member T-shirt along with a decal, so please make sure to select the size of the shirt on your renewal form.
This struggle for our Second Amendment is getting hotter by the day, I sure hope you are a part of it next year!
Senator Anthony Bouchard
Member, Wyoming State Senate
P.S. While nothing is certain, it looks like the radical left is doing everything they can to remove President Trump through a combination of dead ‘voters’ and bogus vote counting!
And if Joe Biden becomes the President, he and Nancy Pelosi will launch attacks against our gun rights like we have never seen.
Whatever amount you can renew at is up to you, but WYGO’s Political Director Aaron Dorr told me that every renewal of ($75) or higher comes with a FREE WYGO T-Shirt!