Waukesha Co. Submitted Resolution
WAUKESHA COUNTY RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an Individual Right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, in Article 1, Section 25 – “The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose,” and;
WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms for the defense of Life, Liberty, and Property is regarded as an Inalienable Right by the People of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and;
WHEREAS, the People of Waukesha County, Wisconsin derive an economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Waukesha County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, and;
WHEREAS, the Waukesha County Board, being elected to represent the People of Waukesha County and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, and;
WHEREAS, the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate, being elected by the People of the State of Wisconsin and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, and;
WHEREAS, any legislation considered by the Wisconsin State Legislature that would infringe upon the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and would ban the possession and/or use of any weapons including firearms, magazines, or ammunition now employed by individual citizens of Waukesha County for their defense of Life, Liberty and Property, or for the purposes of hunting, recreation, or other lawful purposes, or would require a firearms owner I.D. card, or tax the possession of firearms, or ammunition, or require the registration and/or confiscation of weapons and ammunition within Waukesha County, Wisconsin; therefore;
Be it resolved that the People of Waukesha County, Wisconsin hereby declare it to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.
Be it further resolved that the People of Waukesha County, Wisconsin affirms its support of the Sheriff to exercise sound discretion to enforce existing gun laws and to not enforce against any citizen an unconstitutional firearms law.
Be it further resolved that the Waukesha County Board will not appropriate any funds for any enforcement of unconstitutional laws against the People of Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT BE AND IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the People of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, do hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful legislative authority and an act of tyranny.
Steven A. Whittow
Supervisor, District 24
Waukesha Co. Supervisor Positions:
Waukesha County Supervisors
|2||David Zimmerman Exec.Comm.||262-339-0092||2|
|9||James Heinrich Exec.Comm.||262-796-1814||1|
|10||David Swan Exec.Comm.||262-691-0471||2|
|11||Christine Howard Exec.Comm.||414-745-6421||1|
|12||Peter Wolff Exec.Comm.||262-446-9222||1|
|13||Paul Decker Chairman||414-745-3919||1|
|18||Larry Nelson Exec.Comm.||262-424-5926||1|
Find your district county supervisor and note their rating on the proposed Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution before them this May. If they are a 1, they are against having it. If they are a 2, they are undecided. If they are a 3, they support it. Call their number to advise them about your interest and why you want the Resolution passed by the County Board. This Resolution supports your Sheriff using his discretion in protecting your Constitutional Rights from any adverse executive orders or laws, especially from the State.
In mid-March the Governor signed executive orders to close our schools, greatly curtail business activity, and nearly lock you in your home. When do you think he will sign one for Red Flag Laws or firearm confiscation?
Most Wisconsin counties are well on the way in becoming II Amendment Sanctuary counties, so where is Waukesha? The Governor declared months ago that 80% of the state wants Red Flag Laws and firearm confiscation. We are working to prove him wrong. What about YOU?
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Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty
Issue Analysis & Position Statement- #035
RED FLAG LAWS
Most American laws are derived from recent events with the best of intentions. These include passing Prohibition laws in the 1920’s that led to the 18th Constitutional Amendment, or the National Firearms Act of 1934 that resulted from gangsters outgunning law enforcement. Even guidelines from government agencies have the effect of a law, such as First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch initiative. Reacting to mass shootings with four or more dead, state legislation has resulted in Red Flag Laws (RFLs) and laws rebranded as Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPOs). They are aimed at identifying people at risk of causing harm to others or themselves, and by removing firearm access from their possession.
There are currently 17 states and the District of Columbia that have developed and enacted RFLs and ERPOs for their citizen’s use and protection. Essentially these laws enable a family member, household member, coworker, employer, teacher, and law enforcement entities to report a questionable person having firearms to any law enforcement entity. That report is a petition to the court to conduct a hearing with the questionable person attending. If the court deems necessary, it issues a warrant to collect and remove all firearms owned by that person.
Most states with these laws are ex parte states, and the questionable person is unknowingly bypassed by the court which directly issues a warrant to collect and remove all firearms owned by that person without their knowledge. These actions are done to prevent harm to oneself or anyone else. Identifying people exhibiting violent acts or speech, concerned family members, friends, health professionals, and law enforcement can proactively act to lessen chances for harm and tragedy during a court assigned period.
However, these RFLs and ERPOs are an effort to prevent firearm violence that singularly specifies firearms as the only dangerous weapon to be violently used. Further, we must be clear in mind WHO is the victim here; the individual being harmed is the innocent firearm(s) owner, as they have done nothing wrong.