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In the category: Buckle up
In the category of: Go figure…
It’s at least the 11th mass shooting in the state since 2004.
It was at least the 11th mass shooting in Wisconsin since 2004. There have been 45 mass shootings in the US since the beginning of 2020.
And just hours before the shooting, Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called on lawmakers to push forward legislation aimed at tightening the state’s gun laws.
In response to Evers, “Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, made it clear that Wisconsin’s gun laws would not change under a Republican-controlled Legislature,” USA Today reported, “reminding voters of the longstanding divide that all but ensures deadly incidents like Wednesday’s aren’t going to spur new gun policies anytime soon.”
In the category of: Experience
One of Vice President Mike Pence’s defining moments during his one term as Indiana governor? Lackluster public health efforts, which led to a massive HIV outbreak. The failure was spurred by public health funding cuts and Pence’s moralistic stance against needle exchanges.
A timeline of the HIV outbreak, the worst in state history, reads like a roadmap of what to do if you want to create a public health crisis.
Pence slashed state health spending.