MADISON, WI – With the backdrop of the continued prevalence of gun violence the United States Supreme Court overturned New York’s public carry permitting statute, preventing the state from requiring a proper cause for public carry permits. On this, Representative Stubbs (D-Madison) released the following statement:

“The US Supreme Court’s ruling in NYSR v. Bruen, Superintendent of New York State Police is a dangerous decision that will limit a state’s ability to combat gun violence. New York’s ‘Proper Cause’ statute required those wishing to obtain a permit to carry a firearm outside the home and in public spaces to show a proper cause for them to do so. This rule prevented firearms from being unnecessarily present in most public spaces. This decision will not make us safer and will only exacerbate the epidemic of gun violence ravaging our communities.”

“In the face of a Court set on limiting our abilities to curb gun violence, we need strong action. I am proud to have been a leader in introducing common-sense policies that will keep Wisconsinites safe. By implementing Universal Background Checks, allowing intervention through Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), and mandating a forty-eight-hour waiting period for firearm purchases, we can help curb the epidemic of gun violence. If the United States Supreme Court continues to undermine the pursuit of a safer America, we must take proactive action with proactive policy.”

“Despite this decision, I will continue to be a fierce advocate for firearm reform. We must continue to do everything in our power to end the epidemic of gun violence, and keep our communities safe for everyone.”

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