Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Gun ownership, gun owner rights, Second Amendment, concealed carry, self-defense

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 329
Waupaca, WI 54981
(888) 202-1645
executivedirector@wisconsingunowners.org
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Corey Graff Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/24/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 28
Assembly Bill 28
Relating to: expiration dates of renewed licenses to carry a concealed weapon.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/2/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Revision to five-year concealed weapons permit renewal process.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 65
Assembly Bill 65
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Effectively outlaws private property, does nothing to thwart illegal use of firearms.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 74
Assembly Bill 74
Relating to: waiting period for purchase of handguns.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/20/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org
Assembly Bill 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Bearing arms is a right, not a privilege. The Right to Carry Act would restore that right while leaving the state permit-to-carry option in place for those who choose to get a license for reciprocity.
http://wisconsingunowners.org/2017/03/30/constitutional-carry-introduced-in-wisconsin/
Assembly Bill 258
Assembly Bill 258
Relating to: carrying a weapon on a public mass transportation system and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/20/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 7
Senate Bill 7
Relating to: expiration dates of renewed licenses to carry a concealed weapon.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 5

For
Notification Date
3/2/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Revision to five-year concealed weapons permit renewal process.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 17
Senate Bill 17
Relating to: purchasing or possessing a firearm for a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Creates entrapment of lawful gun owners, with no impact on use of guns by dangerous criminals.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 34
Senate Bill 34
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Effectively outlaws private property, does nothing to thwart illegal use of firearms.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 169
Senate Bill 169
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/15/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Bearing arms is a right, not a privilege. The Right to Carry Act would restore that right while leaving the state permit-to-carry option in place for those who choose to get a license for reciprocity.
http://wisconsingunowners.org/2017/03/30/constitutional-carry-introduced-in-wisconsin/
Senate Bill 197
Senate Bill 197
Relating to: carrying a weapon on a public mass transportation system and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/20/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 346
Senate Bill 346
Relating to: training requirements for a license to carry a concealed weapon. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/20/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org
Senate Bill 347
Senate Bill 347
Relating to: proof of insurance for a license to carry a concealed weapon.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/20/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
http://www.wisconsingunowners.org

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB2039/1 - Constitutional Carry - no permit, background check, license fees or database registration required to exercise the right to bear arms, or the carrying of concealed weapons.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB2039/1 - Constitutional Carry - no permit, background check, license fees or database registration required to exercise the right to bear arms, or the carrying of concealed weapons.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/2/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
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Concealed carry on private school grounds K-12 as determined by the local school board. Provides effective self-defense for students at private schools.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Concealed carry on private school grounds K-12 as determined by the local school board. Provides effective self-defense for students at private schools.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/2/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
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Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$41,231.16
2017
July - December
$31,876.73
2018
January - June
$31,107.72
2018
July - December
$29,212.01
Total $133,427.62
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
5.25
2017
July - December
0.00
2018
January - June
0.50
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 5.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
270.50
2017
July - December
239.25
2018
January - June
233.00
2018
July - December
268.25
Total 1011.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
Relating to: purchasing or possessing a firearm for a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm and providing a criminal penalty.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
Relating to: expiration dates of renewed licenses to carry a concealed weapon.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: expiration dates of renewed licenses to carry a concealed weapon.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
50 %
2018
January - June
40 %
2018
July - December
40 %
Total 40 %
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
35 %
2017
July - December
50 %
2018
January - June
40 %
2018
July - December
40 %
Total 41 %

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

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures