Connect to Congress: Sen. Baldwin talks universal background checks

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. (Photo source: Office of Sen. Tammy Baldwin)

(WLUK) -- FOX 11 caught up with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on Friday to ask about the recent school shooting in Florida.

She talked about the need for universal background checks.

"I think we might be at a moment where some of the most basic consensus issues like universal background checks might advance at the state level and could possibly advance at the congressional level which has sadly proved itself previously incapable of responding to these tragedies. Ninety-seven percent of Americans think that purchases of firearms should be accompanied by a background check for safety and that includes overwhelming majorities of gun owners like myself who support the second amendment but think background checks are entirely consistent with the second amendment and when the president tweeted yesterday morning that he was behind universal background checks or strengthening our nation's universal background check system, that was very welcomed and I hope he stands by that," said Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin.

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