School Safety or Election Protection
Taylor Frustrated at Walker’s Slow Response to School Shootings

(MADISON) – Today, the Wisconsin Senate took up Governor Scott Walker’s Special Session School Safety package of bills aimed at curbing the growing gun violence in our nation’s schools. The price tag for the bills totals $100 million. In response to its passage, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement:

“High school students visited my office yesterday and asked that I remember that this was not about school safety for them, but a needed response to gun violence overall. Much of what was done today by Republicans was window dressing—talking points for an upcoming election.”

“Where is the bill that will keep a semi-automatic weapon out of the hands of an 18-year old? Where is the one thing most gun owners agree that they can get behind, universal background checks? This rushed response falls short. We have witnessed Sandy Hook and so many other tragedies. And yet, our Governor and the Republican controlled legislature have never been moved to action. What’s different now is November is around the corner.”