MADISON – After a series of horrific mass shootings across the county, legislative Democrats are continuing to push for legislation to combat gun violence. Assembly Bill 431 would close the gun show loophole that enables individuals with criminal convictions to purchase a firearm but is currently being blocked by Republican politicians. As a co-sponsor of the legislation, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling released the following statement:
MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers rolled out red-flag legislation Thursday and said he would consider requiring gun owners to sell off some of their weapons.
MADISON – Today, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) introduced a package of five bills designed to keep guns out of the hands of children and those who intend to use them for harm. The “Safe Storage for Gun Safety” package would take needed steps to address gun violence.
An Act to renumber 941.29 (1g) (a) and 971.17 (1g); to amend 165.845 (2) and 973.176 (1); and to create 165.63 (2) (c), 165.845 (1m), 175.35 (2g) (d) 3., 941.29 (1g) (ad), 941.29 (1g) (ah), 941.29 (1m) (ag), 941.29 (1m) (cm), 941.29 (1m) (h), 971.17 (1g) (b) and 973.136 of the statutes; Relating to: the possession of a firearm by a person who has committed a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or by a fugitive from justice and providing a penalty. (FE)
An Act to amend 165.83 (2) (d), 175.37 (title) and 175.37 (2); and to create 165.83 (2) (dd), 175.36 and 175.37 (1m) of the statutes; Relating to: a requirement to report lost or stolen firearms and providing a penalty. (FE)
An Act to renumber 941.29 (1g) (a); to amend 165.845 (2); and to create 165.63 (2) (c), 165.845 (1m), 175.35 (2g) (d) 3., 941.29 (1g) (ad) and 941.29 (1m) (h) of the statutes; Relating to: prohibiting a fugitive from justice from possessing a firearm and providing a penalty.