WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) — Five Wisconsin mayors, including Mayor Zach Vruwink of Wisconsin Rapids, have joined over 200 mayors nation wide in signing a letter encouraging federal law makers to take action on gun safety laws.
The letter asks the house and senate to cut their summer short in order to vote on the laws. Specifically, the mayors are calling on a close in loopholes to background checks as well as extending the waiting period for the purchase of a firearm from three to ten days.
Mayor Vruwink said this is an issue that impacts everyone.
“This issue doesn’t come across small or large cities alone, it’s everywhere. We want to make sure that our federal legislators are action on our behalf to promote gun safety legislation.
The mayors of Milwaukee, Madison, Sheboygan, and Green Bay also signed the letter.