WisDems: Republican gubernatorial candidates are radical and wrong on public safety

MADISON, Wis. – Tim Michels and Rebecca Kleefisch prioritize the gun lobby and partisan politics over the safety of Wisconsinites. Their radical agendas will make people less safe. Tim Michels wants 18-year-olds to be able to buy AR-15s, with no waiting period. He opposed a bipartisan package of reforms that included background checks for 18-year-olds purchasing guns, and made it harder for deadly weapons to fall into the hands of domestic abusers. Michels has pledged to lift restrictions on firearms, opposes an assault weapons ban, and said he will not support “ red flag ” laws backed by 81% of Wisconsin voters . When discussing red flag laws at a recent debate, which are often used as a response tool for victims of domestic violence, Michels said that abusers shouldn’t have their weapons confiscated because an “angry ex, ex spouse makes a complaint. ‘Oh, he made a threat to me’ and then the police have to go confiscate his guns.” In his first term, Gov. Evers has vetoed bills which would jeopardize public safety, including a bill that would’ve allowed loaded guns on school grounds. Tim Michels has pledged to sign bills Evers vetoed, including the bill to permit guns on school grounds. Kleefisch is proud of her “A” rating from the guns-everywhere extremists at the NRA and wouldn’t let Michels forget it when he lied about an NRA endorsement on a mailer. She is opposed to common sense gun safety measures like expanded background checks and red flag […]

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