Wisconsin AG pushes for red flag law

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) — Wisconsin’s attorney general is continuing his call for a red flag law in the state.

Josh Kaul appeared on Upfront Sunday morning, talking about his push for a change in gun laws in Wisconsin.

The interview was taped before the two mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton.

A red flag law would allow officers or family to petition courts to temporarily take guns away from someone who is a threat to themselves or someone else.

Kaul has supported the laws since before he took office and it was a message he shared in his inauguration speech.

“I think this is an issue that is relatively new to the broader public debate here in Wisconsin. I think it’s an issue where it’s worth pursuing it because I think we can save lives here in Wisconsin,” he said.

But gun rights advocates are concerned.

“This is just about a gun grab. None of these red flag laws do they ever talk about, ‘well should we take away the person’s car? Should we take away their knives?'” said Nick Clark, with Wisconsin Carry. “There are so many other weapons that a person could use, but this is just solely focused on guns because it’s a political issue for people like Josh Kaul.”

More than a dozen other states have red flag laws right now.

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