Milwaukee is the home to too much gun violence. While Lena supports the federal right to bear arms, she also supports background checks and waiting periods for gun ownership to ensure guns don’t get into the hands of those who shouldn’t have them. Lena recently fought against Wisconsin’s repeal of our 48-hour cooling off period for certain gun purchases.
Lena believes eliminating background checks all types of firearms, ignoring the public safety and the mental health needs of our state is downright irresponsible. Polling showed that even nearly three questers (74%) of NRA members support requiring background checks for all gun sales. And at a time when a lagging economy and stagnant wages in our state increase the stress which leads to mental health issues, we should be protecting the people of Wisconsin, rather than eliminating the time which can help reduce tragic incidents of suicide and domestic violence.