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Wisconsin has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. Wisconsin has no law requiring background checks on unlicensed gun sales. The existing state laws prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing guns are dangerously incomplete. Wisconsin also has no Extreme Risk law to allow family members and law enforcement to petition for the removal of guns from dangerous situations. 

597 In an average year, 597 people die by guns in Wisconsin.
26 In Wisconsin, Black people are 26 times as likely to die by gun homicide as white people.
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To become a safer state, Wisconsin can enact a law requiring background checks on all gun sales, enact an Extreme Risk law, and strengthen its laws keeping guns away from domestic abusers.

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