State Rep. Jimmy Anderson
Press Release

Rep. Anderson in Support of Extreme Risk Protection Orders

"We are long overdue for common-sense measures like Extreme Risk Protection Orders."

By - Sep 19th, 2019 03:47 pm

FITCHBURG – Today, Governor Tony Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul, and several legislative Democrats united in support of legislation introduced by Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) to create Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) in the state of Wisconsin. An ERPO enables law enforcement officers and members of a person’s family or household to petition a court to temporarily restrict the person’s access to firearms in a situation where they pose a danger to themselves or others. Representative Jimmy Anderson released the following statement about the proposal:

“We are long overdue for common-sense measures like Extreme Risk Protection Orders. It is clear from the rising number of mass shootings and firearm suicides throughout the U.S. that lawmakers are failing to protect the people we represent. In fact, in 2019 alone, we have lost more than 10,000 lives to gun violence and experienced more than 300 mass shootings as a country.

“Inaction is unacceptable. ERPO legislation is a necessary first step towards preventing the loss of more lives to the gun violence that so many of our communities have grown numb to. I look forward to joining my fellow Democrats in supporting common-sense legislation to protect Wisconsin families from gun violence, and I call on my Republican colleagues to do the same. We have a duty to make Wisconsin a safer place to live.”

More about the Gun Violence

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by State Rep. Jimmy Anderson

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans Abandon the Americans with Disabilities Act

"This isn’t simply a legal mandate, it is a moral one."

Rep. Anderson Introduces Legislation to Create a Statewide Fund for Victims of Gun Violence

"The unfortunate reality is that victims of gun violence have no legal recourse."

Capping the Price of Insulin in Wisconsin

"Diabetic people need insulin no differently than you and I need food and water."

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us