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A Tory to the left of me, and a Tory to the right! Jeb Bush, a Bloomberg clone…

September 19, 2015
It sounds like a broken record playing from the gun control crowd — we just need to pass more laws…

Mandatory waiting periods to buy guns – leaving those who likely need a gun the most, defenseless.

Universal background checks – resulting in the government having a complete list of guns and their owners.

Background check expansion laws – designed to seize guns from gun owners on the mere word of one “mental health staffer.”

Even if you watched the Late Show from front to back the other night—->you still would have missed seeing one of the top tier Presidential candidates describe a utopian gun control agenda – one that the candidate hopes will sweep the nation state by state.

You missed it because it didn’t air – after being taped – likely because the campaign staffers who heard it decided to pull it down for fear that it would hurt the candidate—->they were right.

But this wasn’t a tactical decision by Hillary Clinton’s folks. It wasn’t that loud-mouthed gun grabber Chris Christie who said this. And it wasn’t even something that was said by the radical Bernie Sanders. Nope…

Jeb Bush, when appearing on the debut episode of the new Late Show, came out in full support of radical gun control just a few days ago!

Don’t take my word for it. Listen to what Jeb says for yourself by clicking on the video below.

Of course, Bush planted his words in his professed support for the 10th Amendment, stating that he would prefer each individual state enact the kinds of gun control, just like they did in his home state of Florida.

Worse, it’s obvious from the way he laid this out, that this is exactly what he would like to happen!

He didn’t stumble, he wasn’t trapped by a smart host, and he didn’t misspeak a word here or there. It sounded as if Bloomberg had crafted the words.

This is what Jeb Bush thinks about your gun rights!

Imagine being a homeowner in Ferguson, Mo., last year – watching your city burn – and being unable to buy a handgun to defend your family with because of a government mandated 72 hour waiting period.

Imagine being a homeowner in Boston, stunned as police chased a terrorism suspect around your city for 4 days, and you being left defenseless because some politician decided that you needed to wait 3 days to pick up your firearm.

In all of these scenarios, understand that the criminals are not going to wait around for 3 days to buy a weapon to carry out their plans to assault you or those you love.

You may be thinking, “So what, I’ve already got all the guns I need.” You and me both.

But what about everyone across the country who doesn’t? What about your children when they grow up? What about your granddaughter when she moves across the country for her first job as an adult?

Of course, Bush’s plan to change the mental health laws is designed to make it appear so reasonable that no one would oppose it.

But nothing is more dangerous, nothing is more subtle, than the gun control threat we face from a changing in the mental health code.

You see, under current law for someone who’s deranged to lose their constitutional right to keep and bear arms, they have to be “adjudicated” defective.

Adjudicated means that a judge or jury of your peers needs to be convinced to end those rights.
All of your due process rights are able to be used in this process. You can have an attorney present, produce evidence, confront evidence and witnesses being used against you, etc.

If the government is able to substitute “adjudication” for “declaration” then anyone authorized by the government can, unilaterally, declare you unfit to own firearms!

You can see now why this is so dangerous. This doesn’t affect the size of the magazine in your Colt .45 or whether or not you can own an AR-15. This just flat out leaves you prohibited from owning ANY firearms.

You’d have more rights contesting a traffic ticket than you would the seizure of your constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms if Jeb Bush’s mental health plan became law at the state or federal level!

Just last year Wyoming Gun Owners, with your support, fought and successfully defeated the passage of a bill that would do exactly this right here in the Wyoming legislature!

Background check expansion legislation was introduced in the Senate by Fred Emerich in 2014 and would do exactly what I’ve described above!

With our agressive activism, gun owners mobilized enough to prevent this bill from becoming law here in Wyoming!

Clearly Jeb Bush and his pal Michael Bloomberg want to see this same type of law enacted state by state all over the country!

Jeb Bush and Michael Bloomberg caught while working on the same team

Don’t be lulled off guard by his talk of the 10th Amendment. This simply means that he’d happily see the state government crackdown on your gun rights as opposed to the federal government.

More and more this is exactly what the gun grabbers are doing in response to the stinging defeat they were handed by gun owners on Universal Background Check Legislation proposed in 2013: and now they are taking their fight to state legislatures all over the country.

We’ve been able to stop them so far here in Wyoming.

Now we need to ensure that Wyomingites know all about Jeb Bush’s state-based gun control scheme and that Bush knows that Wyomingites won’t put up with it. Please help us get the word out by:

  1. Calling Bush’s campaign boss David Kochel and owner of the political consultant firm Redwave in Iowa. Call (515) 421-4404 to leave David a message. Make sure he knows you’re calling from Wyoming, that you’re a voter, and that Jeb’s statement on the Late Show tells you all you need to know about his views on the 2nd Amendment.
  2. Contacting Jeb’s national apparatus by leaving him the message on his facebook page. click here
  3. Sharing this email with every gun owner you know in Wyoming – make sure they have the facts about where Jeb stands.

More shenanigans in Wyoming

September 11, 2015

Yesterday on your behalf, I testified at Cheyenne’s city council on the record and against an egregious scheme that will place power in a small group of politically appointed bureaucrats.

This so-called Human Rights Advisory Council measure was led by (Phony Republican) Cheyenne city councilman Dicky Shanor.

The push for these shady local councils – is modeled directly after the similarly named “United Nations Human Rights Advisory Council” – and they first started popping up in San Francisco and neighboring California communities during the mid sixties.

Today these United Nations styled Human Rights Councils span America from coast to coast. And wouldn’t you know, they all have one thing in common…the United Nation’s demand for the confiscation of guns from American citizens as a “human right” for safety.

These councils use a variation of the Delphi-Method to lobby the public as well as influence state government. By using specially picked political appointees that appear as everyday concerned citizens, they push to advance support on a host of progressive ideals, including gun control.

Cleverly this is how politicians can push an agenda — then hide behind a citizen panel, when they ask for your vote at reelection time.

Too bad for them, we’re on to them!

In Wyoming, it’s always the usual suspects like Dicky Shanor pushing the progressive envelope. These Liberal-Progressives work within the confines of the Republican party because they just can’t get elected as Democrats.

Republicans like Shanor, and a Party that refuses to hold their own accountable — is the very reason we must be so critical of the recent statewide Republican fund-raising campaign dubbed – “Grow The Party.”

It should be noted that Shanor was the prior Chairman of the Laramie Republican Party.

And it’s just as it seems, Republican ‘Elitists’ like Shanor quickly find the revolving door into Wyoming government.

It’s flat out sickening that councilman Shanor used the usual tactics to make it difficult for the public to participate in the proceedings by having the hearing at 12 noon, and to schedule the hearing in the smallest room possible with people literally lining the hallway.

All while 20 feet away, the much larger Cheyenne city council chambers were empty. You just can’t make this stuff up!

Besides being a lawyer and city council member, phony Republican Shanor also works as the Chief of Staff of another Phony Republican, Jillian Balow, Wyoming’s Superintendent of Education who testified in both the House and Senate committees against the Repeal of Gun Free Zones in Wyoming.

Like the old saying goes, “Birds of a Feather flock Together.”
Jillian Balow and Dicky Shanor

So yesterday, it came at no surprise, that Dicky Shanor was leading the charge to implement an unscrupulous Marxist government scheme.

The good news is…

On it’s initial introduction we made sure Shanor’s move met hard scrutiny from gun owners.

But here’s the warning…

While the measure was temporarily tabled in yesterdays sub-committee—->Despite the opposition, Shanor stated, in open committee, that he will rework the language and bring it before the council again.

This is why I will be keeping a close eye on every move of Cheyenne’s city council as they act to repackage and reintroduce Shanor’s United Nations scheme.

Remember, as I am at the ready to aggressively push back at Wyoming’s progressive anti-gun politicians—->where ever they may be. This will continue to be possible only because of your financial support.

If you are a regularly reader, but have not become an active supporter – please consider chipping in $10 or $20, so WyGO can remain the strong voice for gun rights in Wyoming.

For Freedom,

Anthony Bouchard
Executive Director
Wyoming Gun Owners


Depending on the government

June 15, 2015

These pages have, for years decried how people and organizations have depended on government in order to keep body and soul together. It is indeed a two edged sword. One that, like a pendulum always swings in both directions. Businesses, like people, are subject to the addiction process.It’s time for some tough love. I can only hope that a champion of capitalism comes to the rescue.

Colt Defense LLC, the 179-year-old gunmaker that supplies M4 carbines and M16 rifles for the U.S. and foreign militaries, filed for bankruptcy amid delayed government sales and declining demand.

The West Hartford, Connecticut-based firearms maker listed assets of as much as $500 million and debt of as much as $500 million in a Chapter 11 filing late Sunday in bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware. Wilmington Trust Company is listed as the biggest unsecured creditor with a $261 million claim.


Wyoming Senators: Silence is anything but golden!

June 4, 2015
We lost by a mere 16 votes, but thanks to your grassroots activism, U.S. Senate Leadership took it in the shorts.

First, the scary stuff…

Obama’s declaration of victory on the passage in the Senate by a 67-32 vote:

Immediately signing the wrongly named USA Freedom Act, Obama stated, “my administration will work expeditiously to ensure our national security professionals again have the full set of vital tools they need…

Now the back story…

While Senator(s) Barrasso and Enzi voted NO on the so-called USA Freedom Act, other Republican Senators who also voted NO, admitted that they did so because the measure “didn’t go far enough” to spy on Americans.

Several hours of floor debate revealed the real imbalance in Congress — only one Republican Senator shined by standing up and pushing real freedom.

Samuel Adams said it best ~ “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

If you want to see this played out in modern politics — watch Senator Rand Paul setting the brushfire on the Senate floor, by clicking here.

The good news is that every single poisonous amendment was voted down, despite the foolish utterances by phony Republican Mitch McConnell.

McConnell proposed four amendments to address what he called the bill’s “serious flaws.”

You just can’t make this stuff up!

McConnell even suggested that Obama’s failed foreign policy was somehow equated to the Senate’s refusal to accept his dangerous amendments that would have further violated the privacy of Americans.

As I watched Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell during this historic defeat, I must admit…it was truly a rewarding experience to see him to burn in the flames.

And you can be proud of being a part of the grassroots brushfire.

But, at the risk of being redundant, Barrasso and Enzi voted correctly while remaining silent.

While thankful that they both voted right, we are at a loss that the Wyoming delegation didn’t stand with Rand Paul in the vocal debate.

Like most politicians, our Senators love to receive accolades for their display of rhetoric in front of Fox News cameras — but where it matters most on the Senate floor, they remain closemouthed.

If the Wyoming Senators want us to believe they were standing on the proper side of the fence — they should have been setting their own brushfires of freedom — instead of leaving the fight to Republican Senator Rand Paul, who single-handedly pushed back at the entire establishment.

For Freedom,

   Anthony Bouchard
Executive Director
Wyoming Gun Owners

The Thrill is gone: BB King

May 16, 2015

Yes, I know that this is a day or so late. Being a truck driver always seems to interfere with the important things in life. Like loading premium ammunition, tying flies, getting sharp objects in proper condition, and blogging!

So, while listening to Coast to Coast as I drove up the interstate in the middle of a raging storm I heard the sad news. B. B. King has passed on… Indeed, an era has come to an end. At least if you like The Blues as I do.

It started for me in 1968. Leonard Formosa, myself and someone else all decided to go to a Blues show. A rather marked departure from our normal Rock & Roll habits. I think it was in Solana Beach. The show had performers that reads like a history of the Blues.

There was a black woman that opened. Sorry but I don’t remember her name. What a voice! Then there was none other than Pork Chop. Followed by the master of the harp (harmonica) James Cotton. Then it was B.B. King…

Rest in peace BB, we will remember you and Lucille forever…

HB-114 Repeal Gun Free Zones now has two Senate bill sponsors! Your immediate action is needed.

February 11, 2015

I have great news from the Capitol, the Repeal Gun Free Zones Act now has two sponsors in the Wyoming Senate.

And after visiting with both of them, I can tell you they are committed to defending your right to bear arms.

Senator Curt Meier (R-Goshen/Niobrara/Weston) is the the primary Senate sponsor, and Senator Cale Case (R-Freemont) is the lead co-sponsor for this much needed legislation to restore gun rights in Wyoming.

HB-114 is on Sen. Meier’s desk as we speak, making it very easy for your State Senator to just walk over and cosponsor.

This bill (HB-114) passed the Wyoming House 42-17 without any amendments.

And now the anti-gun lobby is cranking up the pressure on the Senate — demanding that they not advance this bill.

As we witnessed in the House, the lobbyists have a stack of poisonous amendments ready to file in the Senate.

If the gun control crowd is successful, HB-114 will die a death by a thousand cuts in the Senate.

*** Please consider a generous contribution of $100, $50, $25, or even just $5 right now.

With your help we can mobilize gun owners via direct mail, Facebook, Internet, and using targeted email campaigns.

Remember, these Senators work for YOU.

You elected them to go to Cheyenne to represent and vote for YOU, and to be YOUR voice in the Capitol.

Make sure they don’t forget who they work for.

So please, make your calls today!

Call the Senate switchboard at 307-777-7711.
You can find your Senator by clicking here.

Make sure your Senator co-sponsors HB-114 Repeal Gun Free Zones, that is currently sitting on Senator Curt Meier’s desk.

Make sure that your Senator knows how important it is that Repeal Gun Free Zones passes the Senate without any amendments.

Let them know that HB-114 did pass the House with a 42-17 vote and that you expect the same from the Senate.

Please get your friends involved today – have them make phone calls and have them send emails.

For Liberty,

Anthony Bouchard
Executive Director
Wyoming Gun Owners

P.S. HB-114 Repeal Gun Free Zones now has two bill sponsors in the Senate, and your immediate action is needed.

Call the Senate switchboard at 307-777-7711 and ask your Senator to stand up for you by co-sponsoring HB-114.

Tell your Senator that this legislation passed the House without any amendments and that you expect the same action from the Senate.


HB-114; The first step in a long road to security and freedom

January 30, 2015
Today HB-114 repeal gun free zones passed out of Judiciary Committee 8-1 without any amendments.

Take a few seconds to cheer. Okay…that’s enough.

Today’s vote was just a small first step on a long road filled with potholes.

I watched as the Education Lobby lined up against the people’s right to self defense. They literally will do and say anything to keep their precious ‘gun free’ killing zones.

Testimony based on anti-gun feelings were kicked off by liberal-progressive Jillian Balow, the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Balow simply used her office and salary to rob the people of their right to self defense.

The first thing that came to mind were images of Hillary Clinton’s, “it takes a village to raise a child.”

Please be watching for my future emails so you can be involved.

HB-114 could be heard for first floor reading as early as tomorrow.

If you haven’t done so already, please contact your House Representative and ask them to support HB-114-without amendments.

Find your House Representative here.

For Liberty,

Merry Christmas to all!

December 25, 2014

Everyone have a safe and merry Christmas!

They are circling the wagons so they can stifle any advancement of gun rights in Wyoming.

December 20, 2014

But that’s what they’ve been doing all along.

As an example, the University of Wyoming’s governing body and the Wyoming Teachers Union are at the ready with an entire team of lobbyists who will stand in the way of the Second Amendment.

This is exactly how they’ve taken over states like Colorado…utilizing an army of paid lobbyists that all move in unison pushing similar ‘progressive’ values.

By being on the ground at the State Capitol we have documented the anti-gun operatives. This gives us a clear advantage.

Like in other States, the progressives have an active ‘paid’ lobbyist base here in Wyoming.

There’s a teachers association, a higher education association, a school board association. And standing with them, a municipality association, and let’s not forget the police association — all on the record — lobbying to defend their gun free victim killing zones.

Here’s the good news…

We have the ability to throw a monkey wrench in the works — by exposing every single politician who works with these well paid anti-gun lobbyists.

You see, no matter how hard they try to hide, we now know who they are, and just who they are working for.

Another example hidden by the media is — Wyoming Senator John Hastert (Democrat-Green River) who is a corporate officer in a least two anti-gun lobby groups.

And the so-called ‘leadership’ in the Republican majority says…”Our institution [legislature] is under attack from Wyoming Gun Owners”.

It’s just not politically advantageous for the Republican politicians to call out a standing Senator who is a high ranking officer in a political nonprofit — when both of them work on the same gun-control team.

It’s these same politicians who work in unison that have now created this target rich environment detrimental to their own careers.

But it will be detrimental only if we expose them!

After several years of our ‘boots on the ground’ activism, it’s now time to use their anti-gun voting records, and their anti-gun alliances (with the well funded lobbyists) against them. And do this not only when they ask for your vote during elections, but during legislative season.

There’s more lobbyist corruption…

Lobbyists from afar are part of the problem, including the NRA, who flies-in their Washington D.C. based lobbyist to Wyoming.

Dakota Moore (the NRA lobbyist) along with another (well paid) lobbyist who based in Wyoming, together pushed for background expansion in Wyoming.

Fortunately it was WyGO’s aggressive postal campaign funded by members like you that creating a tidal-wave of direct mail reaching thousands of households.

In the end there was a loud and clear message telling lawmakers “we were watching” that put the brakes on this dangerous legislation.

Of course the background check expansion bill sponsor, Senator Fred Emerich (Republican-Cheyenne) — was endorsed for re-election by no other than, Dakota Moore, the NRA lobbyist…

What we’ve learned is that the NRA lobbyist is a typical lawyer type who plays very well with the anti-gun establishment.

Mr. Moore has told our bill sponsor that they [NRA] work differently than WyGO does.

That is no lie! It’s very apparent that the NRA works differently.

The NRA endorsement of Sen. Fred Emerich — ignored important facts about the gun-grabbing Senator’s voting record.

Here it comes…

Sen. Fred Emerich voted against Constitutional-Carry in 2011, not only in his Senate committee, but additionally in all three floor votes as well.

As it seems, this is the best the NRA can do, to take millions of dollars raised — then send us a ‘lawyered-up’ lobbyist who advances gun control.

But it could be worse.

How bad would be if you didn’t know about all this damaging collaboration between multiple lobbyists?

Or, what if you didn’t know the truth about the NRA lawyer-lobbyist (that resides in the D.C. Beltway) who pals around with the gun-grabbing politicians in Wyoming?

WyGO supporters have always had an edge…

This was true in 2011 when WyGO launched a real grassroots campaign to repeal the permit requirement for concealed carry.

And it’s true now, even though the GOP leadership has fought us every step of the way since 2011, WyGO’s edge is apparent.

With WyGO on the ground, the anti-gun politicians, their lobbyist collaborators, and their pals in the anti-gun media cannot pull the wool over the eyes of gun owners so easily.

But now with so many alliances working against us — things are going to get even tougher.

And as we quickly approach Wyoming’s 2015 legislative session, I need everyone on board.

Wyoming has two choices:

1. Follow States like Colorado into the abyss.


2. We can take our position on high ground, wait for them to march in, then let them have it!

Everyone knows that in battle one must have plenty of ammo, right?

In this case, we need to be ready at a moment’s notice to pay for and deploy hard hitting postal-mailing campaigns, radio ads and internet ads.

I know how tough times are, and yes I know what time of year it is.

But I also know what kind of fight is coming in just 30 days when the legislature starts up — and this is the reason I’m asking for your financial support today.

Whatever the amount is — I’ll leave that entirely up to you.

It will be only with your help that I can deliver the necessary pain to the anti-gun politicians.

Your support will help WyGO get lined up for the 2015 session — so please contribute to WyGO as generously as you can.

I Thank You in advance.

For Liberty,

Big Government antics in The Cowboy State: Sherriff Bill belongs in a movie about the old south!

November 21, 2014

Will you let House leadership get away with this?

Wyoming’s new House Speaker Kermit Brown (Albany) and the majority floor leader Rosie Berger (Sheridan) — are playing dirty right out of the gate.

And these are the same folks in so-called leadership that pushed to stop me from video taping floor activity (on behalf of WyGO) from the “public” gallery in the Capitol — because they don’t want you to know what’s really going on under their so-called “leadership.”

The orders were to stop Bouchard (me) from video recording because it’s “their house” and they make the rules!

The reality is they just don’t want to be held accountable by anyone, and certainly not by Wyoming Gun Owners!

But now as a corrupt politician slides into the Wyoming Legislature, we see more of the same from the leaders.

Over the years several complaints have been filed against a politician while in office. And it is unfortunate for Campbell county residents that all prior complaints fell on deaf ears.

Sometimes justice comes later than sooner…

The current Governor, previous Governors, and let’s not forget the several prosecutors who were all given an opportunity to review complaints. Now they are all in a real conundrum for covering up for Sheriff Bill Pownall.

Of course WyGO was “on the ground” during Bill Pownall’s last Sheriff campaign in 2010.

***During his campaign several recordings of Sheriff Pownall were revealed, including evidence that he obtained and possessed at least one class III weapon without forgoing the required federal paperwork.
(You and I would go to jail and serve a hefty term for that offense)

***Insiders close to Pownall stated that as Sheriff he would refuse any applications by lawful citizens for Class III weapons.
(We take that as, only Pownall should own them)

***Insiders also leaked that Pownall was working on a gun owners database.
(A traffic stop gun registry for law abiding citizens)

There was even more…In fact, an entire slew of other reasons led us to believe that Pownall was a bad apple. Like all criminals, by the time they are finally discovered, they have already broken the law repeatedly.

And this is what election cycles are about, looking at backgrounds, reviewing actions, and verifying the credibility of any accusations against a candidate. Check, WyGO did that.

This is why WyGO worked diligently to expose Pownall’s real record and his refusal to answer our gun rights survey. And back in the sheriff’s race WyGO also pointed out that Pownall’s opponent, Dave Lauck, answered WyGO’s survey 100% correct .

Accordingly, WyGO ran a hard hitting radio campaign in Campbell county, and was the only organization taking a stand against Pownall.

During his run for House district 52, Pownall refused to answer WyGO’s survey once again.

Pownall is a fine example of this: If any candidate doesn’t trust you with your own guns, then you shouldn’t trust them with anything at all!

So why am I dragging out  Pownall’s past corrupt accusations?

Here it comes, wait for it…

Recently unnamed complainants working inside of Pownall’s Sheriff Administration finally had enough of it, and sealed and delivered the evidence. Only this time there were too many people in the loop to turn a blind eye.

     Hollywood style corruption in Wyoming – Sheriff Bill Pownall on right

As it was during Pownall’s previous elections, the corruption could no longer be covered up. He and his political operatives could no longer cry foul against the evidence.

And what is the latest charge against the Campbell county top law enforcement officer?

Pownall directed his deputies to cover-up an arrest of his own son for — drunk driving.

And now with the WY Attorney General advancing to remove Pownall as Sheriff. We see exactly the opposite from the House leadership who call the legislature “their house.”

Instead of putting the brakes on Pownall, as they are empowered to do, they are just going about business as usual. Just last week leadership appointed Pownall to the powerful Wyoming House Judiciary Committee.

This is the committee, that is most likely to hear gun bills. And Pownall, a politician whose actions as Sheriff puts himself above the law — is now empowered by House leadership to dictate over the lives of Wyoming citizens statewide.

Real leadership would have refused to place Pownell on Judiciary and instead be calling for a special election for House District 52!

But all of this isn’t only on the shoulders of the so-called Leadership!

A super majority in the Wyoming house elected Kermit Brown and Rosie Berger to be their leaders — all by a secret ballot behind closed doors.

But we have a very reliable indication of who the house reps are in this “secret” majority. They are likely the same candidates who ran for the Wyoming house that also refused to answer Wyoming Gun Owners gun rights survey.

These are the politicians who refuse to put their real views on the Second Amendment in writing. And are the likely bunch that is responsible for electing current House leadership.

Kermit Brown and Rosie Berger have repeatedly refused to answer WyGO’s surveys as well.

All of this is the same kind of action you see in Washington DC, the good old boys are in control!

Like you, we’re mad as hell and were not to take it anymore!

Please share this e-mail with as many people as you can, because in the coming days WyGO is going to be calling for action!

Please consider becoming a financial supporter of Wyoming Gun Owners, the only organization working at this level to expose the corrupt anti-gun politicians.

Be watching for my coming eAlerts, and if you haven’t done so already, join with over 16,000 WyGO supporters and followers on our Facebook page.

For Liberty,

   Anthony Bouchard
Executive Director
Wyoming Gun Owners


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