Petition statement to be delivered to The Wisconsin State House, The Wisconsin State Senate, and Governor Scott Walker

Tell Gov. Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature: Require a criminal background check for EVERY gun sale

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Tell Gov. Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature: Require a criminal background check for EVERY gun sale

To be delivered to The Wisconsin State House, The Wisconsin State Senate, and Governor Scott Walker

Petition Statement

We urge you to pass A.B. 138/S.B. 124 to require background checks for ALL gun sales in Wisconsin and close the lethal loopholes that allow criminals to get their hands on guns.

This is one of the single most effective ways we can reduce gun violence and save lives. And polls show that 89% of people in Wisconsin—including more than 80% of gun owners—want criminal background checks for every gun sale, every time.
There are currently 4,191 signatures. NEW goal - We need 5,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Our hearts break every time we think about Zina Daniel’s murder. She was working at the Azana Spa when her estranged, abusive husband walked in and shot seven people, killing Zina and two others.

What makes it so hard to accept is that Zina had a restraining order against her murderer -- a simple background check would have blocked him from buying the gun that killed her.

But, in Wisconsin, background checks aren’t the law -- they’re optional. All anyone has to do to avoid one is buy from a “private seller” at a gun show, some back alley, or even online. And that’s exactly what happened. Zina’s murderer got his gun through Armslist.com just one day before he killed her.

This private sale loophole allows just about anyone to sell a gun with no background check, no identification, and no questions asked.

It is time for the Wisconsin legislature to listen to WI citizens, instead of the extremist pro gun lobby from Washington.


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