State Democrats announce new gun safety coalition

State Democrats announce new gun safety coalition

Assembly Democrats are announcing the formation of a new coalition to advocate for gun safety violence even as Republicans contemplate letting people carry concealed firearms without a license.

Reps. Terese Berceau, Melissa Sargent and Lisa Subeck held a news conference in the state Capitol on Monday to announce the creation of the Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety. The group includes physicians, clergy and social workers. Berceau also touted a bill she introduced in February calling for universal background checks for all gun purchases.

The bill and coalition formation comes as Republicans who control both houses of the Legislature are considering a measure that would allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit and allow people to carry concealed on school grounds.

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