Contact: Rep. Mike Kuglitsch (608) 267-5158

Madison—Rep. Mike Kuglitsch (R-New Berlin) released the following statements following the Assembly vote approving legislation addressing school safety.

“The State Legislature is making a significant investment to help schools prepare for dangerous situations. The Assembly took action today to address a growing crisis throughout the country by allocating $100 million to school safety programs.”

“The Departments of Justice and Public Instruction will be sharing model school safety ordinances and assisting in the implementation in consultation with local law enforcement.”

“Assembly Republicans have agreed to expand background checks to include long guns, in addition to handguns, when going through a Wisconsin background check. We invite the federal government to do the same and join Wisconsin in strengthening the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).”

“Protecting our children is paramount and making every effort to avoid tragic situations is part of being a legislator. This is about keeping guns out of the hands of people who are unable to obtain one legally.”

“I believe creating an Office of School Safety within the Department of Justice is a wise move and provides resource access to school boards and districts that previously was unavailable. Should a local official have a question or concern with school safety, the state will now provide a point of contact with expertise a phone call away.”

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