Ron Kind only Democrat to vote against Active Shooter Alert Act

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Ron Kind only Democrat to vote against Active Shooter Alert Act

WASHINGTON – Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Ron Kind was the only Democrat to vote against a bill aimed at creating a national alert system that would warn people about nearby active shooters, indicating he believes the legislation would do more harm than good. 

The so-called Active Shooter Alert Act passed the House on a vote of 260-169 Wednesday night, with 43 Republicans voting in favor of the bill. Wisconsin’s GOP delegation unanimously voted against the measure.

In a statement Thursday, Kind said he is “concerned that a system like this could generate more chaos and cause armed civilians to rush to the scene, potentially interfering with law enforcement efforts.”