As a gun owner and Moms Demand Action leader, I understand that the Second Amendment and common sense gun laws go hand-in-hand.
When I met with Rep. Jim Ott just days before the special session in Madison on gun safety, I asked him to support background checks on all gun sales. He refused.
Currently in Wisconsin, anyone can buy a gun without a background check from a private seller. Only licensed gun dealers are required to run a background check. 80% of Wisconsin voters support universal background checks, including an overwhelming majority of voters in our district. These supporters include the majority of gun owners, such as myself.
The vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens who agree that, in order to protect public safety, there are certain people who should not own a gun.
My father died unexpectedly two years ago. He was an NRA member and owner of two handguns, and when the guns were handed down to me I earned my concealed carry license (#401245), then I took a basic handgun certification class from Bear Arms in Mequon. The vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens who agree that, in order to protect public safety, there are certain people who should not own a gun.
There should be no question about having a background check on every gun sale. As your Assembly representative, I will fight to reduce gun violence in our communities while protecting our second amendment rights.