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.