Rep. Chris Taylor
Press Release

Rep. Taylor Praises President Obama’s Actions to Curb Gun Violence

"As I’ve said all along, if more guns made us safer, we would be the safest country in the world."

By - Jan 5th, 2016 12:29 pm

MADISON – Today, President Obama announced executive actions expanding background checks for certain firearm purchases and increasing federal enforcement of gun laws. Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) released the following statement:

“I applaud President Obama for having the courage to take a positive step forward in enacting common sense gun safety reforms that are desperately needed to stem the tidal wave of gun violence and deaths we are seeing even right here in our own community. Expanding the use of background checks or narrowing the gun show loophole, and enforcing existing gun laws are items an overwhelming majority of individuals, including Wisconsinites, approve of.

As I’ve said all along, if more guns made us safer, we would be the safest country in the world.  President Obama’s needed actions come on the heels of over 20,000 being injured and over 10,000 people being killed this year from gun violence.  Coupled with the recent 3rd anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre of twenty innocent little children, more action is needed from lawmakers in Wisconsin and nationally.  But unfortunately, due to the recent death grip of the NRA, their silence is deafening.”

Press Releases by Rep. Chris Taylor

Rep. Chris Taylor

Gov. Walker’s Risky Self-Insurance Scheme: More Chaos and Higher Costs

In a self-insurance model, the state is on the hook for the actual costs and liability of the health care covered employees receive.

Rep. Chris Taylor

Legislators Call on Governor Walker to do More to Combat Childhood Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning, especially in children under 6, causes a lifetime of health and behavioral issues, including reduced intelligence, learning disabilities, and developmental delays.

Rep. Chris Taylor

Taylor Slams Walker for Pitting School Kids Against Educators

Increases in per pupil funding dependent on slashing educator compensation for some districts

Rep. Chris Taylor

Let the Public Decide on Medical Marijuana

Introduces legislation calling for statewide referendum

Rep. Chris Taylor

The Truth about Self-Insurance

States like North Carolina have seen a $200+ million budget deficit due to an accumulation of unexpected claims when shifting to a self-insurance model.

Rep. Chris Taylor

Rhetoric vs. Reality: The Wisconsin GOP Hurts Wisconsin Women

In 2015, they voted to turn down millions in federal funding for women's health providers.

See More Releases

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *