Response to Senate Republicans Adjourning Special Session without Debating Commonsense Legislation to Stem Gun Violence
- Abused women are five times more likely to be killed if their abuser owns a firearm.
- Domestic violence assaults involving a gun are 12 times more likely to end in death than assaults with other weapons or physical harm.
- Of the 624 people in Wisconsin who died from guns last year, 70% were the result of suicide.
- The NRA has donated over $5 million to Republican politicians in Wisconsin alone.
“Republicans had the choice of siding with victims of domestic abuse, kids, suicide prevention groups and victims of gun violence along with 80% of Wisconsinites who want commonsense gun safety reform or the NRA and the Gun Lobby.
“Sadly, it is no surprise that they chose to side with the Gun Lobby and the NRA.”