Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
To promote and educate the public and elected officials on law-abiding gun ownership.

Lobbying Interests:
Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. may attempt to influence hunting and sporting issues related to gun ownership, passage of concealed carry legislation, range protection, and firearm safety issues.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
CG
Corey Graff
PO Box 338
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
(808) 202-1645
executivedirector@wisconsingunowners.org
www.wisconsingunowners.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Corey Graff Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 70
Assembly Bill 70
Relating to: adjudications for involuntary commitment, appointment of a guardian of the person, and protective placement or protective services, background checks for the purchase of handguns, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/7/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Expand the unconstitutional National Instant Check System. Places gun owner rights under the arbitrary authority of psychiatrists. Allows mental health officials to disarm gun owners and veterans with no due process.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 193
Assembly Bill 193
Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
People who are forced to use deadly force to thwart an attack in self-defense should be protected from frivolous lawsuits and retaliatory legal action.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 221
Assembly Bill 221
Relating to: creating a microstamping requirement for certain handguns, certification of compliance with the microstamping requirement, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 380
Assembly Bill 380
Relating to: state agency fiscal and operations reports and quarterly hearings of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/14/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 381
Assembly Bill 381
Relating to: decreasing the discount on amounts paid for tax stamps on cigarettes.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/14/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 558
Assembly Bill 558
Relating to: the possession of a firearm by a person who has committed a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/14/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 559
Assembly Bill 559
Relating to: notice of firearm prohibition when served with notice of an injunction hearing and process for surrendering firearms following the granting of certain injunctions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/14/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 643
Assembly Bill 643
Relating to: waiving certain federal bond limitations allocated to cities and counties and requiring the Department of Commerce to develop a system for reallocating the bond limitations to other state and local units of government.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/16/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 44
Senate Bill 44
Relating to: adjudications for involuntary commitment, appointment of a guardian of the person, and protective placement or protective services, background checks for the purchase of handguns, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 258

Against
Notification Date
3/7/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Expand the unconstitutional National Instant Check System. Places gun owner rights under the arbitrary authority of psychiatrists. Allows mental health officials to disarm gun owners and veterans with no due process.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 129
Senate Bill 129
Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
People who use deadly force to thwart an attack in self-defense should be protected from frivolous lawsuits and other retaliatory legal action.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 167
Senate Bill 167
Relating to: the minimum age for hunting and for possessing a firearm, restrictions on hunting and on possessing a firearm while hunting, establishing a hunting mentorship program, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 39

For
Notification Date
7/6/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 174
Senate Bill 174
Relating to: creating a microstamping requirement for certain handguns, certification of compliance with the microstamping requirement, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/2/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Justice
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Justice

Notification Date
3/8/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Oppose the proposal in the state budget to increase the fee for firearm purchase background checks from $8 to $30.

www.wisconsingunowners.org

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Preserving the legality of the open carry of firearms in Wisconsin, and removal of "gun free zones" throughout Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Preserving the legality of the open carry of firearms in Wisconsin, and removal of "gun free zones" throughout Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/30/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
www.wisconsingunowners.org

"Castle Doctrine" proposal - providing legal protection to those who use deadly force to protect themselves against violent attack. Position: Support.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
"Castle Doctrine" proposal - providing legal protection to those who use deadly force to protect themselves against violent attack. Position: Support.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/7/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
www.wisconsingunowners.org

Opposing the "Progressive Legislative Agenda" proposed by State Senator Spencer Coggs to a) ban private sales of handguns in Wisconsin and b)impose a state-level Lautenberg-style domestic abuse gun ban scheme.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Opposing the "Progressive Legislative Agenda" proposed by State Senator Spencer Coggs to a) ban private sales of handguns in Wisconsin and b)impose a state-level Lautenberg-style domestic abuse gun ban scheme.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
www.wisconsingunowners.org

Exemption for Carrying Concealed Weapons (CCW) prohibition for peace officers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Exemption for Carrying Concealed Weapons (CCW) prohibition for peace officers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Opposed to forcing the unconstitutional National Instant Check System (NICS) criminal background check upon private sales of handguns between law-abiding citizens in Milwaukee County.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Opposed to forcing the unconstitutional National Instant Check System (NICS) criminal background check upon private sales of handguns between law-abiding citizens in Milwaukee County.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Vermont-style concealed carry, repealing Wisconsin's ban on carrying concealed weapons without re-infringing the rights of gun owners in the process
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Vermont-style concealed carry, repealing Wisconsin's ban on carrying concealed weapons without re-infringing the rights of gun owners in the process

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$45,949.15
2009
July - December
$30,397.98
2010
January - June
$46,282.74
2010
July - December
$29,873.50
Total $152,503.37
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
0.00
2009
July - December
0.00
2010
January - June
0.00
2010
July - December
0.00
Total 0.00
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
535.95
2009
July - December
557.75
2010
January - June
425.00
2010
July - December
398.50
Total 1917.20

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the minimum age for hunting and for possessing a firearm, restrictions on hunting and on possessing a firearm while hunting, establishing a hunting mentorship program, and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
15 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
15 %
2010
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: creating a microstamping requirement for certain handguns, certification of compliance with the microstamping requirement, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
20 %
2009
July - December
15 %
2010
January - June
15 %
2010
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: adjudications for involuntary commitment, appointment of a guardian of the person, and protective placement or protective services, background checks for the purchase of handguns, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
30 %
2009
July - December
30 %
2010
January - June
30 %
2010
July - December
Total 24 %
Relating to: adjudications for involuntary commitment, appointment of a guardian of the person, and protective placement or protective services, background checks for the purchase of handguns, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
30 %
2009
July - December
30 %
2010
January - June
30 %
2010
July - December
Total 24 %
Relating to: creating a microstamping requirement for certain handguns, certification of compliance with the microstamping requirement, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the possession of a firearm by a person who has committed a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
50 %
Total 10 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
50 %
Total 10 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures