Today marks the one year anniversary of a Wisconsin shooting that left three women dead and four others wounded (read the full article here).
On October 21 of last year, Radcliffe Haughton entered a day spa on the outskirts of Milwaukee brandishing a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun and began firing upon unsuspecting patrons before turning the gun on himself. The target of the attack was his wife, Zina Haughton, who had recently been granted a four-year restraining order against him after slashing her car tires. Radcliffe had been incessantly abusive to his wife for many years and had even threatened to throw acid on her face and burn her and her family with gasoline.
Radcliffe was unable to legally purchase or own a firearm as a consequence of the restraining order, but due to loopholes in state legislation he was able to acquire the handgun from a private seller without being subject to a background check.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns has teamed up with Elvin Daniel, Zina’s brother, to create letter to congress demanding action to close these loopholes. Click here to add your name to the letter and learn more about the issue.