Attorney General candidate Susan Happ calls for background checks on all gun sales

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MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin attorney general candidate Susan Happ is calling for background checks on all gun sales.

Happ's campaign released a statement Monday, October 13th -- saying background checks are an obvious solution to gun violence. Currently, federally licensed firearm dealers must conduct background checks on buyers. Private sellers aren't not required to conduct checks on buyers, however.

Happ is a Democrat who serves as Jefferson County's district attorney. She will face Brad Schimel, Waukesha County's Republican district attorney, in the Nov. 4 election.

Happ's statement came on the same day Schimel announced he had won the National Rifle Association's endorsement. He said in a statement responding to Happ's call for background checks that criminals don't fill out government forms. He says the real problem is prosecutors don't enforce laws barring felons from possessing guns.

5 comments

  • Tracy

    Yet the criminal will still have their guns. They don’t buy them in stores and register them. They buy them on the streets or steel them. How many crimes are really committed by those who are registered gun owners. This law will not stop the bad guys. More good people should step up and buy guns and help the police with the scum. Don’t let the Government take another freedom from us. It would be easy for the Government to take control of everyone if we don’t protect ourselves. How is Chicago gun restriction working for them. How many shootings per day? They have a strict gun law. Why don’t the bad guys turn the illegal guns in? Don’t they now guns are not aloud in Chicago.

  • R

    She’ll plead the case down to a misdemeanor if you’re buying her house. She did it for someone with a much more sick offense. Anyone who does that to children should be in jail, Happ.

  • Hannibal

    Hey Susan, you are running for the wrong office. It is NOT the job of the attorney general to create laws; that is the job of the legislature.

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