Kelda Roys
Press Release

Roys calls on Walker to pass common sense gun reform during proposed special session on gun violence

Roys also called on Walker to donate his NRA money to organizations that help victims of gun violence.

By - Mar 1st, 2018 02:45 pm

Madison, WI – Kelda Roys, former state representative and past executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, is calling on Gov. Walker to address the public health emergency of gun violence and the epidemic of mass shootings. Roys called on Walker to propose the following measures to reduce gun violence and the incidence of school shootings:

1)    Raise the minimum purchase age for firearms to 21 as both Florida Gov. Rick Scott and President Trump have advocated for doing.

2)    Require universal background checks for all gun sales, including private party and gun show.

3)    Ban assault weapons, bump stocks, high capacity magazines, silencers, and other accessories that make mass shootings more deadly.

4)    Prevent anyone convicted of violent crime or any domestic violence offense from owning a firearm, and enforce this rigorously.

5)    Institute a reasonable waiting period for buying a gun.

6)    Fund effective violence prevention/reduction strategies, to change our culture that too often equates violence with strength and power.

7)    Expand access to health care, including comprehensive mental health care, by accepting the federal funds for Medicaid expansion, providing approximately 100,000 more Wisconsinites with affordable healthcare.

Roys also called on Walker to donate his NRA money to organizations that help victims of gun violence. Roys said, Walker should join her in “rejecting the fiction that commonsense regulation of guns is opposed by gun owners, or would harm Wisconsin’s proud heritage of hunting and sportsmanship. The vast majority of Wisconsinites – gun owners and non-gun owners alike – back commonsense measures to reduce gun violence and keep our communities safe.”

“These are just some of the great ideas that would help keep Wisconsin kids safe in their schools and communities. I know by working together and passing commonsense reforms we can prevent needless deaths,” said Roys

Roys, 38, is a small business owner, entrepreneur, attorney, and advocate who has been standing up for women and families her whole career. In the Assembly, she stood out as an influential and effective lawmaker, delivering results for working families and helping lead the opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s radical agenda. As a mother of young children, Roys will fight for paid family leave, affordable childcare, great schools, and quality healthcare for all. In a year in which Wisconsin voters are ready for change, Kelda Roys provides the clearest contrast with Scott Walker.

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