Wisconsin’s new AG calls for ‘red flag’ gun law

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Monday called for additional gun legislation with a priority of protecting kids in schools.

During his inaugural address, the Democrat called for a “red flag” law.

“That will allow law enforcement or family members to go to a judge and ensure that somebody who is a threat to themselves or others is temporarily disarmed,” he said during the address in the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda.

Only a handful of states — Connecticut, California, Indiana, Oregon and Washington — have such legislation.

Some critics, however, like the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, argued that a proposal in that state was too broad in scope and could harm “individuals not because they are alleged to have committed any crime, but because somebody believes they might, someday, commit one.”

Kaul also called for universal background checks for firearm purchases.

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