Stories tagged: "gun safety"


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During the pandemic, domestic violence rates skyrocketed in Wisconsin. But good news quickly followed the bad, and one county launched a free, local 24/7 text line for people living in abusive situations.

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Conservatives in St. Croix County Want to Reaffirm Their Constitutional Oath—But Just the Part About Guns

The county board may vote to join at least 20 other counties and several local government boards in passing gun-related measures rooted in politically-inspired paranoia, making it harder to stop the next mass shooting.

TOPSHOT - A commuity members silhouette is seen through a Pride flag while paying their respects to the victims of the mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 20, 2022. - At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs, police said on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
Mass Shooting at Gay Nightclub in Colorado Follows Surge of Right-Wing Rhetoric and Threats Targeting LGBTQ Community

As Republican lawmakers and right-wing media figures have singled out the LGBTQ community with hateful rhetoric, children’s hospitals have faced bomb threats, armed extremist groups have targeted drag-related events, and LGBTQ individuals have been assaulted and now murdered in a mass shooting that left five dead.

Photograph courtesy of Kate Duffy
‘He Knows What It’s Like’: Moms for Mandela Founder and Wisconsin Mom Turned Grief Into Action to Elect Mandela Barnes to the Senate

Driven by a series of mass shootings and the Supreme Court’s decision striking down Roe v. Wade, Wisconsin mom Kate Duffy launched Moms for Mandela, a grassroots group working to elect Democrat Mandela Barnes to the US Senate.

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Here’s Where Wisconsin’s Candidates for Governor and US Senate Stand on Gun Safety Laws

It’s been two days since the last mass shooting in the U.S., and there are 20 days until you vote for a candidate who will–or won't–decide to protect you from gun violence. Here’s where Wisconsin candidates stand on gun safety laws.

FILE - Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the ranking member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations, speaks as the panel holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, July 26, 2022.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Ron Johnson Wants to Talk About Anything but His Plan to Cut Social Security and Medicare

In an effort to obscure his unpopular record, Sen. Ron Johnson and his allies have run a barrage of misleading, racist TV ads distorting Mandela Barnes’ record on criminal justice to convince voters Barnes is responsible for a surge in crime. 

President Joe Biden signs the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, as from left, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., watch. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Five Ways Democrats Have Helped Wisconsin Under Biden’s Leadership

From the American Rescue Plan to the Inflation Reduction Act and everything in between, the Biden administration and Democratic leaders in Congress have passed an impressive array of bills that aim to improve America’s economy and infrastructure, invest in physical and mental health care, and combat climate change.