…At the news conference, Senator LaTonya Johnson, a Democrat from Milwaukee, read aloud the names of Milwaukee children killed by gun violence this year, highlighting the issue’s impact on the city.
But advocates also drew attention to how the topic of gun violence has an impact beyond the state’s urban areas.
That included Jennifer Gaspard, the mother of Henry Teuteberg. The 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by his father in April 2021. The father, a retired Watertown police officer, died of suicide.
“Henry, he was 16 and the sweetest boy you would have ever have met,” Gaspard told CBS 58.
Gaspard believes extreme risk protection orders or a red flag law could have saved her son’s life had it been in place prior to his death.
“I’m here to advocate for the extreme risk protection order to hopefully save lives,” Gaspard said. “Even if it’s just one life, it would have made it all worth it.”
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