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

MADISON, Wis. – Tim Michels and Rebecca Kleefisch prioritize the gun lobby and partisan politics over the safety of Wisconsin residents. Their radical programs will make people less safe.

Tim Michels wants 18-year-olds to be able to buy AR-15s, with no waiting time. He opposed a bipartisan package of reforms that included background checks on 18-year-olds buying guns and made it harder for deadly weapons to fall into the hands of domestic abusers.

Michels has pledged to lift gun restrictions, opposes an assault weapons ban and said he won’t support ‘red flag’ laws backed by 81% of Wisconsin voters . When discussing red flag laws in a recent debate, which are often used as a response tool for victims of domestic violence, Michels said abusers shouldn’t have their guns confiscated because an “ex, ex-spouse angry files a complaint. ‘Oh, he threatened me’ and then the police have to go and confiscate his guns.

During his first term, Governor Evers vetoed bills that would compromise public safety, including a bill that would have allowed loaded guns on school grounds. Tim Michels has pledged to sign the bills that Evers vetoed, including the bill allowing guns on school grounds.

Kleefisch is proud of her “A” rating from armed extremists everywhere in the NRA and wouldn’t let Michels forget it when he lied about an NRA endorsement on a courier. She opposes common sense gun safety measures like expanded background checks and red flag laws, and instead supports unlicensed concealed carry without any training. In the wake of the Uvalde Elementary School shooting, Kleefisch praised efforts to make some communities in Wisconsin “Second Amendment sanctuaries” rather than finding ways to keep children safe at school. ‘school.

“Tim Michels and Rebecca Kleefisch are against even the most sensible gun safety measures and adopting sweeping policies that would make our communities less safe,” said Hannah Menchhoff, Director of Rapid Response for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “If either candidate is elected, dangerous legislation like the Republican-backed measure allowing loaded weapons on school property and concealed carry without a permit could become law.”