State Rep. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg) and State Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) are circulating the bill for cosponsors; a similar bill from the 2017-18 session was introduced but never got a committee hearing or a vote.
On March 24th, Wisconsin students, teachers and activists marched to the Wisconsin State Capitol to protest violence in schools and communities. Wisconsin student organizers spoke along with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D). “At least 10 Wisconsin schools have had shooting threats in the last month.
I see she’s adopted the rebranding “gun safety.” “Gun safety” has traditionally meant handling your guns safely, but now it’s supposed to mean what has more commonly been called “gun control.”
“Safety” sounds nicer than “control.” “Control” is what a repressive state does to a cowed citizenry and what sexist men want to do to women. It’s what puts the freak in control freaks. But “safety” feels like a caring mother, a loving partner, a beneficent government.