FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       CONTACT:    Senator Chris Larson

September 18, 2019                                                                                                                                608.266.7505           



Press Release: Senator Larson Stands with Gov. Evers
on Common-Sense Gun Safety Special Legislative Session


Milwaukee – “Yesterday, I was proud to stand with Governor Tony Evers, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Rep. Jonathan Brostoff, Sen. LaTonya Johnson, Rep. Christine Sinicki, State Representative Robyn Vining, Wisconsin State Representative Greta Neubauer, State Representative Evan Goyke, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, Moms Demand Action - WI, March For Our Lives, and so many others as Gov. Evers called a special session for the legislature on common-sense gun safety legislation: universal background checks and extreme risk protection orders.”


“Republican leaders are both on the wrong side of public opinion and the wrong side of history in addressing gun violence. Eighty percent of Wisconsinites favor universal background checks and extreme risk protection orders, and other states have passed similar legislation with clear results: fewer gun deaths.”


“Every day Republican leadership chooses weakness over common sense, there are consequences. And those consequences are felt by Moms like Debra Gillespie (who founded Mother's Against Gun Violence about 15 years ago after her son was killed) every day.”


“The choice comes down to who your elected official will stand with: the public or the gun manufacturers. I hope, finally, that GOP leaders in the legislature will listen to their constituents, listen to Moms like Debra, listen to their colleagues in the legislature, listen to the Governor, and listen to their conscience.”