Statement of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on Today's Anti-Gun Violence Vote

Statement

By:  Tammy Baldwin
Date: April 11, 2013
Location: Unknown

"The people of Wisconsin deserve to have the U.S. Senate vote on anti-gun violence legislation. I'm proud to be part of a bipartisan majority that voted to move forward on gun safety measures that can help build safer communities.

"I believe there are common sense actions we can take to prevent gun violence and it is my hope that we can work across party lines to find common ground.

"There is broad support in Wisconsin for expanding universal background checks to all gun sales and giving law enforcement additional tools to crack down on both gun traffickers and the straw purchasers who help get guns into the hands of criminals.

"We also need to do more to treat those with mental illness and strengthen school safety to protect students. As a gun owner and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, I am confident that we can take a balanced approach and produce results that respect Wisconsin's traditions and heritage, prevent gun violence in our neighborhoods, and save lives."