Scott Walker says a rash in lone wolf attacks across the state has prompted him to ask his state’s legislature to take action.
Walker told reporters Thursday that his state is “very fortunate to be in the top spot in the nation in the number of lone wolf terrorist attacks” that are reported to authorities.
Walker also said he would be meeting with the governors of New York and New Jersey to discuss the issue.
Walker has previously said he is willing to consider expanding the state’s gun ban, which allows concealed carry, if the legislature can’t pass legislation.
The governor says the law is necessary to protect citizens from “lone wolves” who can carry guns openly without a license.
“I don’t know that we can ever fully solve the problem, but the thing I’m most concerned about is making sure that we do everything we can to prevent this from happening again,” Walker said.
“That means expanding our concealed carry law, which is a good thing, and making sure we’re protecting the public from those kinds of attacks.”
Walker said he will be traveling to New Jersey later in the week.
He has also been asked to meet with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to discuss terrorism threats.