For Immediate Release: May 10, 2018
Contact: Julia Savel, 973-525-5579, juliasavel@
RACINE, WI – A new report released by Kid Forward (citation) found that in 2016, Wisconsin saw the highest number of children killed by gun violence, the most deadly year since 2003.
“In 2016, 33 children died in Wisconsin because of guns. This is a crisis, period. We should be standing up to protect our children from gun violence, but instead, our representatives in Washington are kicking the can down the road and cashing checks from the NRA. This has got to stop. In Congress, I will support universal background checks, raising the age of purchase, and banning assault rifles and bump stocks. We need our representatives to do their jobs and keep our children safe,” said Randy Bryce.
About Randy Bryce
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.