This happens time and time again.
Two weeks ago, we warned you about a bait and switch bill being pushed behind the scenes by anti-gun State Representative John Eklund.
Eklund has been a long-time thorn in the side of gun owners and is notorious in the legislature for working behind the scenes to water down, undermine, or outright kill pro-gun bills.
And he’s at it again right now!
Last week he filed HB 194, which is a blatant attempt to subvert the ‘Campus Carry’ legislation that you and I have been working on all session with Rep. Bo Biteman.
Eklund calls it “Campus Carry,” but it’s anything but. In reality, Eklund’s bill would:
>>> Allow for local gun control by allowing every school district in the state to enact their own policy on “Campus Carry,” which would result in no carrying whatsoever!
>>> Require that the name of anyone who carries on campus be published, like a common criminal, to parents and students on campus.
>>> Require that the name of anyone who carries be given to local law enforcement, establishing a de facto gun registry of anyone who carries.
>>> Limit the places where someone could actually carry on campus, meaning that the “Campus Carry” bill would be anything but.
Make no mistake: the sole purpose of this bill is to destroy true Campus Carry, as filed by Rep. Bo Biteman, and what’s worse is that they are taking this bill up in the House today!
I need you to call, email, and message your Representatives by Facebook and make sure they know you’re watching to see how they vote on this bill!
Insist that they vote NO on HB194!
Don’t fall for any line about how this is designed to give local control to schools.
Eklund and his cronies want to delegate your right to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed in the Constitution, to school board members and administrators who are not required to take an oath to uphold the Constitution!
Please take action immediately. This is happening fast.
That’s why I need you to pick up the phone and call your Representative right now — and insist he support HB 136 with no weakening amendments and oppose HB194!
(Not sure who your representative is — click here to find out.)
- You can call the House switchboard and they’ll connect you automatically based on your address. The number to call is (866)-996-8683.
- You can also email your legislator, a list of their emails can be seen here.
- Of course, most of them are on Facebook and can receive messages. So feel free to send them a message that way, too.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of getting close to passing pro-gun legislation time and time again — only to have some smoke-filled, behind-the-scenes ploy stop us.
This is Wyoming — not Colorado or California!
But if we don’t make our voices heard, we’ll continue to see our rights eroded as our friends in Colorado did. Please act fast!
P.S. We warned you this may happen!
Tomorrow the House will be voting on Rep. Eklund’s “Trojan Horse” gun bill — HB194.
This bill would gut any meaningful “Campus Carry” legislation by allowing each school district to set their own policies and by publishing the names of gun owners who carry on campus!
This vote will happen fast — please contact your legislator now — using the information above and tell him to vote “NO!”