Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement following President Obama’s announcement of his proposal to prevent and reduce gun violence through the implementation of 23 executive actions and calling on Congress to take a series of steps to ban military-style assault weapons, ban high-capacity assault magazines, strengthen our background check system, and address a series of other challenges:
“Unfortunately, my home state of Wisconsin has seen a rash of gun violence over the past year, including a shooting at a local area Sikh Temple which left seven people dead and a shooting in Brookfield that took the lives of three members of our community.
“Today’s actions by President Obama are a good first step at addressing the rampant gun violence that plagues our nation. It is my hope that we will now demonstrate the will to see that these initiatives are enacted and take root in our communities.
“It is past time that we address this issue. As a Member of Congress I am committed to working with my colleagues to implement these common sense and much needed actions so that we can begin to build safer neighborhoods for everyone – especially our children.”