Sen. Taylor statement on Walker signing gun bills in Milwaukee
"Governor Scott Walker should add Sheriff David Clarke’s spurs and big hat to his campaign wardrobe, because they are both trying to turn Wisconsin into the Wild West."
(MADISON) – Today, Governor Scott Walker signed in Milwaukee two bills that relax Wisconsin’s gun laws. One of the laws removes the state’s 48-hour cooling off period before an individual can purchase a hand gun. The other law allows off-duty or retired police officers to carry concealed weapons at public schools. Following the signing, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement:
“Governor Scott Walker should add Sheriff David Clarke’s spurs and big hat to his campaign wardrobe, because they are both trying to turn Wisconsin into the Wild West. Wisconsin banned guns from schools and required a 48-hour cooling off period before buying a hand gun for good reason. It is incredibly insensitive for Walker to come to Milwaukee, the Wisconsin city with more gun violence than any other in the state, to sign bills relaxing gun laws. In the Governor’s efforts to ride off into the presidential sunset, he continues to leave a trail of bad policies.”
Recent Press Releases by State Sen. Lena Taylor
"I pray for the sake of human life that Sheriff Clarke has learned from the horror show that he has left behind in Milwaukee County."
"We must stop the abuse before it begins."
The events seek to highlight the continued disparities in the criminal justice system as well as obstacles to successful re-entry.