The Wisconsin Legislature begins a special session today to consider “Extreme Risk Protection Order” and “Universal Background check” legislation. These are gun control measures that will make all Wisconsin citizens safer. Governor Evers called this special session which begins today (11/07/19).
The NRA must really be nervous, because they just sent out another alert to their Wisconsin members to contact their legislators. This is the third time in the last few weeks. As usual, they frightened their gun owners into believing these are gun confiscation bills. The two measures are both very popular among the general public. Yet the Republican legislature is afraid to act for fear of the NRA.
- Extreme Risk Protection Order would give judges the power to take guns away from people deemed to be a threat to themselves or other.
In September, Marquette University Law School released a poll showing that 80% of respondents support a universal background check proposal. This does not matter to the Republican controlled legislature which will fight this legislation.
- Universal Background Checks would prohibit a person from selling or transferring any firearm unless it occurs through a federally licensed firearms dealer and involves a background check of the prospective transferee.
This law would close a loophole in Wisconsin law allowing those who would not pass a background check to purchase a gun at a gun show or on-line.
Please call or email the office of your State Senator and Representative. Urge them to support Extreme Risk Protection Orders and Universal Background Checks.