Representative Lisa Subeck Praises President Biden’s Executive Orders to Curb Gun Violence

MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement in response to today’s executive actions taken by President Joe Biden.  The executive orders include the following measures to address gun violence:

  • The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of kit guns without serial numbers, also known as “ghost guns.”
  • The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to clarify when a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act.
  • The Justice Department will publish model “red flag” legislation for states.
  • The Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions.
  • The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking.
  • The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

“American families need to know that they and their children are safe whether they are at work or home, in school, at the grocery store, or out in their communities. President Biden’s executive action is a vital first step to end senseless gun violence. Recent mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado – and closer to home in Oconomowoc – have highlighted the need for common-sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of individuals intent to do harm. But the need existed long before the most recent mass shootings, as evidenced by the epidemic of gun violence happening every day in communities across our state and nation.

Today’s action to address gun violence is long overdue. For too long, Republicans who have controlled our state and national government have pandered to the NRA and other extreme right-wing interest groups instead of heeding their constituents’ calls for common-sense reforms to keep their schools, workplaces, and communities safe. President Biden leadership today is a welcome change.”

More information about the Executive Order from the White House may be found here.

Representative Lisa Subeck has represented the 78th Assembly District since 2015 and serves as vice-chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.



April 8, 2021