Milwaukee Mayor Blames Gov. Walker for Uptick in Gun Violence
The Democratic mayor of Milwaukee suggested that Gov. Scott Walker and Republican state lawmakers were in part to blame after two people were gunned down Sunday.
Authorities say a 2-year-old boy ran into the street and was fatally struck by a car. The 40-year-old driver got out of the car to help the child and was gunned down. The little boy’s 15-year-old brother was also shot to death. Meanwhile, the shooting suspect remains at large.
When the press gathered for an update, they heard from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who blamed the shooting on recent gun laws championed by Walker and Republican state lawmakers.
“This community has to face the reality that the gun laws that this state has put forward over the last few years – as proud as it makes the governor and legislature feel – has resulted in more guns on the streets of the City of Milwaukee,” Barrett said.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said that the gun laws Barrett referenced actually deal with concealed carry permits.
“There is zero evidence that concealed carry permits [have] led to an increase in guns on the streets,” Clarke said.