As an epidemic of mass shootings is spreading across our nation, we are reminded given the recent tragedy in Wisconsin that we are not immune. Join the 80% Coalition in its call for commonsense gun violence prevention at 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Alford Park North, 1819 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, Wisconsin (across from Carthage College).
The 80% Coalition is non-partisan and is comprised of advocacy, business, education, faith-based, professional and service organizations committed to pushing back against hate and urging our legislators at the state and federal levels to pass commonsense gun violence prevention legislation.
Advanced Wireless, Inc., Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Brady: United Against Gun Violence, Community Coalition for Quality Policing, Crusaders of Justicia, Doctors for America, Rev. Kevin Stewart, Missioner for Community Engagement of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, Felmers Chaney Advocacy Board, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, Forward Latino, Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA, Hours Against Hate, Islamic Society of Milwaukee, JCRC - Milwaukee Jewish Federation, League of United Latin American Citizens Wisconsin, March for Our Lives MKE, March For Our Lives Wisconsin, Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, Mom's Demand Action - Wisconsin, NAACP - Milwaukee Branch, Wisconsin State NAACP Conference of Branches, NAMI Dane County, NAMI Wisconsin, National Council of Jewish Women - Milwaukee, Serve 2 Unite, UMOS, Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort (WAVE) & Wisconsin Council of Churches.
Pass legislation that extends the current background check requirement to include any sale or transfer of firearms at gun shows, online or from an individual.
Pass legislation that allows law enforcement or a family member to petition the court if they believe an individual with a firearm is a danger to themselves and/or to others and if the threat is found to be credible, empower law enforcement to retrieve the firearm(s) until the threat is no longer.
Call your legislators today and demand action on our legislative priorities!
Rev. Paul Erickson, Bishop, Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA remarks on gun safety and faith.
Heidi Rose, Program Director, Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort shares the facts on gun safety.