Middleton Common Council approves resolution on gun violence, implores governments to take action
MIDDLETON, Wis. — The Middleton Common Council approved a resolution urging state and federal government leaders to take emergency action on gun violence and its threats to public health Tuesday.
The resolution comes just over a year after Middleton was affected by an active shooter when an employee of Paradigm opened fire on his co-workers.
“For those who look at these proposals and say they would not prevent a mass shooting event, I simply reply that the status quo is doing nothing to stop them,” Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke wrote in a letter to the community.
Just over two weeks ago, Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers introduced a “red flag” bill that would allow judges to seize guns from someone determined to be a threat.
In February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill that would require universal background checks for all commercial gun sales. The U.S. Senate has not debated or voted on the legislation.
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