‘This is not a gun grab’: Democrats renew gun violence prevention efforts

'This is not a gun grab': Democrats renew gun violence prevention efforts

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats are renewing their push for gun reform, but this time the effort has more to do with the pandemic than politics. From the steps of the state Capitol, Democrats called for two things again: universal background checks and extreme risk protection orders, also known as red flag laws. Lawmakers said those gun safety proposals aren’t conservative or liberal. Rather, the proposals are in the interest of all Wisconsinites. What You Need To Know Democratic lawmakers were joined by Attorney General Josh Kaul to renew their push for gun safety laws The bills include universal background checks on all gun sales and transfers, with limited exceptions, as well as so-called red flag laws to temporarily remove firearms from those who are a danger to themselves or others A special session on the measures called by Gov. Evers in 2019 was ignored by legislative Republicans Lindsey Buscher started pushing for gun safety measures after the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “I didn’t want to be that mom who lost her kid to gun violence,” Buscher said. The Madison mom of a four-year-old and a second-grader is now part of the group called Moms Demand Action and said passing the two proposals would make a big difference in her life. Members of Moms Demand Action attend Thursday press conference on the steps of the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. “I’d feel safer just going to the park,” Buscher said. “Several weeks ago a man was just shot […]

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