Statements about Guns

The Milwaukee Police Department has seized nearly as many firearms this year as the much larger New York City Police Department.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. advised citizens to "point that barrel center mass and pull the trigger" because "911 is not our best option."

Says attorney general candidate Jon Richards "went so far to say he would only enforce the laws with which he personally agreed."  

Even though Chicago has "the most stringent gun laws on the books," it still "has the highest murder rate" in the country.

"The nine-day deer hunt contributes more than $1.3 billion in revenue to the state of Wisconsin."

"When I was growing up as a kid in the city of Milwaukee, if we averaged 4 homicides a year in the entire city that was a record number."

The National Rifle Association was "founded by religious leaders who wanted to protect freed slaves from the Ku Klux Klan."

Research found that "over the course of the existence of the Brady Bill ban, the use of assault weapons in crimes decreased by two thirds."  

A proposed ban on hollow-point bullets and bullets that expand upon impact "essentially bans deer hunting."

"You can't bring an iPad or a piece of paper and a pencil in the (Wisconsin Assembly) gallery to take notes of what's going on," but "you can bring a gun up there."

40 percent of U.S. gun sales "are occurring outside of" licensed gun dealers.  

In 2009, the FBI "referred more than 71,000" cases of people failing background checks when trying to buy a gun to another federal agency, "but U.S. attorneys ultimately prosecuted only 77 of them."

"I had to lay off 48 people last year," which has exacerbated the lack of law enforcement officers in the county that respond quickly to crime calls.

"We just had someone last week in Neenah near a school kill someone with a bow and arrow."

"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns."

Says Tom Barrett "voted to ban 15 different kinds of guns, even a lot of common deer rifles."

Says 85 percent of Milwaukee shootings involve "people with extensive criminal records shooting other people with extensive criminal records."

A Republican-led softening of firearms training rules means that "untrained individuals" would be allowed to carry guns with a state permit.  

Under a Wisconsin bill, "minor offenses such as violating pet leash laws, seat belt laws, parking infractions, etc., would now be arrestable offenses."

"People are five to seven times more likely to be murdered in workplaces that allow firearms than in those that prohibit it."

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