Twelve years ago, when Wyoming Gun Owners was first launched to deal with Wyoming’s oppressive concealed carry laws, there was such a thing as a ‘blue dog’ Democrat in the Wyoming legislature.
These were fiscally conservative Democrats who were in the middle of the road when it came to social issues like our great Second Amendment.
If you’ve been involved in our fight for gun rights since the beginning, you’ll remember that a group of these ‘blue dog’ Democrats (like Ken Esquibel and Stan Blake) stood up and voted in favor of our Constitutional Carry bill in 2011 — after Wyoming Gun Owners members forced their hand.
Today, everything is different in Cheyenne.
Radical leftists have declared war against the Second Amendment and are feverishly introducing bills like:
>>> H.B. 59; which would empower liberal judges here in Wyoming to strip you of your gun rights based on the word of an anti-gun mental health staffer who hates gun owners!
>>> S.F. 80; which would put you in prison for the ‘crime’ of buying a handgun without first waiting for three days, even if someone is stalking you or a loved one!
>>> Stand-Your-Ground law modifications; while this bill hasn’t been filed yet, the Joint Judiciary Committee has already had meetings on legislation to ‘modify’ (aka take a sledge hammer to) the Stand-Your-Ground law we passed in 2018!
It’s safe to say that every single Democrat in Cheyenne hates the Second Amendment, they hate gun owners like you and me who fight to protect it, and they are doing everything they can to make you into a criminal for owning the firearms that we use every day for defense against criminals and tyrants!
Compounding this problem is the fact that a growing number of Republicans are backing these bills.
Each of the bills listed above have been supported by hyper moderate ‘Republicans’ like Senator Michael Von Flatern, Senator Tara Nethercott, and Representative Dan Furphy.
And these three bills are just three of the of gun control bills that gun-grabbers have thrown at us over the last couple of years.
I’ll be honest, I don’t see this trend reversing any time soon. In fact, I think it’s only going to heat up as liberal Democrats AND moderate Republicans work to turn our beloved Wyoming into the next Colorado.
That’s why I am emailing you today.
The mission of Wyoming Gun Owners has always been to stop gun control, advance pro-gun legislation, and to hold the politicians who stand in the way of those goals accountable.
Each of these efforts are vitally important to the future of our freedoms here in Wyoming — but they come at a cost.
And when you combine our work to stop gun control bills in Cheyenne with our fight to repeal deadly ‘Gun Free Zones,’ while also pouring pressure on Wyoming’s Congressional delegation to stop H.R. 5717 in Washington while simultaneously getting ready for the 2020 primary election cycle, the costs add up FAST!
And while I’m able to make budget allotments at the beginning of the year after we complete our annual renewal program, after the first few months of the year, I often am forced to make cuts in our programs because we can’t afford them.
With the growing threats that we are facing, that is the last thing that I want to do.
And that’s why I’m excited to announce the launch of our new SENTINEL MEMBERSHIP program for Wyoming Gun Owners!
As the name implies, Sentinel Memberships are for gun owners who want to help us stand guard and be the watchmen on history’s wall for our precious Second Amendment freedoms — to help make sure that our children and grandchildren do not grow up in a nation that criminalizes the private ownership of guns.
Specifically, Sentinel Memberships allow our supporters to make monthly donations of $17.76 (less than $.60 a day) to Wyoming Gun Owners that will give us the critical support we need to fight for you year round!
This will enable us to be far more effective than we already are at addressing threats as they come up in real time.
But more than just helping Wyoming Gun Owners fight more effectively, Sentinel Memberships come with a pile of swag options that we have never offered before.
For example, after your 6th month as a Sentinel Member, you will receive a brand new Wyoming Gun Owners Pacific Headwear cap.
This cap comes with a flex fit design and mesh on the back side for maximum comfort.
A few months after you receive this hat, we will send you a newly redesigned Wyoming Gun Owners T-Shirt, one that won’t be available to anyone else.
But that’s just the beginning!
Gun owners have been asking us for polos and hoodies to demonstrate their support in Wyoming Gun Owners for years. Now, it’s finally happening.
And while the polos and hoodies you see below will soon be available for purchase by gun owners — as a Sentinel Member, you’ll receive these complimentary items at no cost, as our way of saying thanks for your ongoing support.
The WYGO polo below features an embroidered WYGO logo and will arrive at your door after your 16th month as a Sentinel Member, while our brand new WYGO hoodie (the final piece of swag offered to Sentinel Members) is yours after your 21st month in the program.
I know that the members of Wyoming Gun Owners don’t stand up for the Second Amendment or support this organization just because you get gear.
You do it because you love this great country and the Second Amendment freedoms that it was built on.
And as I said earlier, we do it because we owe a debt of honor to our Founding Fathers who gave up everything to give us a nation that enshrined our right to defend ourselves from tyranny.
But these freedoms are going to be attacked like we have never seen here in Wyoming in the coming months and years, and we just aren’t in a place to face all these threats simultaneously right now.
If we are going to hold the line — to make sure that we can pass down our heritage of freedom to the next generation — I’m going to have to ask you to dig deep and commit to becoming a Sentinel Level Member in Wyoming Gun Owners.
The gear above is our way of thanking you for going above and beyond as we all stand together and fight against socialism.
Sentinel memberships start at $17.76 per month in recognition of the start of our great nation. But if you would like to select a higher monthly gift, please do so, knowing that every penny goes to the fight for gun rights right here in Wyoming.
If you would like to contribute a lower amount than $17.76, you can do that as well, and still receive a member decal.
Thank you, in advance, for standing up for our great Second Amendment and for your support of Wyoming Gun Owners!
Wyoming Gun Owners
P.S. The Democrats and moderate Republicans that we are facing in Cheyenne these days are a far cry from the ‘blue dog’ Democrats that existed when WYGO was first launched.
Today’s socialists are pushing legislation in the Capitol that would DESTROY our beautiful Second Amendment forever, while making criminals out of tens of thousands of Wyomingites!
To help meet this growing threat, Wyoming Gun Owners is announcing our new Sentinel Level Membership that allows members to make automatic monthly donations so that we have the ammo we need to fight back year round.
This program comes with a WYGO hat, T-Shirt, polo, hoodie and more! Check out the information above and then please consider becoming a Sentinel Level Member TODAY!
Thank you for standing up and fighting for our precious Second Amendment!