2 days; 7 dead

by Jeri Bonavia, WAVE - Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort”

Tuesday night, a 4-year-old girl was shot while playing on a couch — a spray of bullets tearing into her house. She survived, but others weren’t so lucky:

A 22 year-old murdered with a gun … a 17-year-old shot and killed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time … a double-shooting that left a father of four and a 15-year-old boy dead following a tragic traffic accident that killed a toddler.

All and all, it was 7 dead in 2 days and I’m left with one searing question: Why are our state lawmakers still trying to repeal the 48-hour cooling-off period currently required to buy a handgun in Wisconsin?

Help set their priorities straight: Tell your senator to STOP trying to make it easier for people to get their hands on guns and START working to save lives!

This effort to repeal the 48-hour cooling off period is pointless, irrational, and the last thing our lawmakers should be focused on while the lives of their constituents and neighbors are torn apart by gun violence.

So let’s give them a better idea…

If our elected leaders are ready to reform our gun laws, the first thing they should do is close the loopholes in our broken background check system — not waste time wrapping up another gift to the gun lobby.

Tell your senator where you stand — demand the commonsense laws that we know will save lives.

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