Top GOP candidates for Milwaukee attorney general open to expanding gun rights for nonviolent felons

The winner of the Aug. 9 primary will face incumbent Democrat Attorney Josh Kaul in the November general election.
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The two frontrunners for the Republican attorney general nomination say they’re open to expanding gun rights for nonviolent felons.

Former state Rep. Adam Jarchow and Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney each said during a debate in Milwaukee on Tuesday night that gun rights should be restored for people convicted of nonviolent felonies when they re-join society, according to the Wisconsin State Journal

Jarchow said nonviolent felons have told him they’re frustrated because they cannot use guns to hunt with their grandchildren.

"Is there a narrow way we can restore Second Amendment rights to folks without giving career criminals guns?” Jarchow reportedly said. “Maybe.”

He also pointed out that Toney charged 10 people with violating Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home orders at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Tony said he later dropped the charges and his office never convicted anyone or shut down a business or church, according to the Associated Press.

The winner of the Aug. 9 primary will face incumbent Democrat Josh Kaul in the November general election.