Dear Friends in Christ,
On Monday, Cindy and I the privilege of being present when Governor Evers signed the executive order calling for a special legislative session to address Gun Violence. In particular, the governor is asking our legislators to pass two bills: one to expand current background check laws and the other to create an extreme risk protection process or red flag law. Over 80% of Wisconsin citizens support this legislation and yet this legislation has been stalled for some time.
I write you today to ask you to contact your state representative and state senator to urge them to consider this legislation that so many of our citizens’ support.
You can find the contact information for your state representative and senator here:
I, of course, hope you will support this legislation that I believe will make all of us safer by taking an important step to reduce gun violence. What is most important though is that you make your voice heard. Responsible citizenship is an important element of Christian life.
Yours in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Steven A Miller
Bishop of Milwaukee