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The Wisconsin chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements after a shooting at the Oneida Casino on the Oneida Reservation near Green Bay on Saturday in which two people were fatally shot and one was seriously wounded.
“Our hearts ache for the Oneida Nation, Green Bay community, and everyone impacted by this horrific shooting,” said Katie Olson, a volunteer with the Wisconsin chapter of Moms Demand Action. “It’s not right that we are living in a world where we have to fear for our lives in everyday public spaces, workplaces, in our neighborhoods, schools, and homes. We have a gun violence crisis, and we need our leaders to take action to protect us from this epidemic and save lives.”
Just two weeks ago, there was a shooting at a tavern in Kenosha, Wis. in which at least six people were shot, three fatally. This shooting is one of many recent shootings across the United States including devastating shootings in the Midwest in Indianapolis, and Columbus, Ohio, and police shootings, including that of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, as well as countless acts of senseless gun violence that don’t make the headlines.
In an average year, 621 people die by gun violence in Wisconsin and 1,093 more are wounded. Gun violence costs Wisconsin $3.9 billion each year, of which $138.6 million is paid by taxpayers. More information about gun violence in Wisconsin is available here.
Did you know?
The US gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs
Last updated: 1.7.2021