Wisconsin Governor Calls Special Session, Demands Gun Control
By Cam Edwards
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is demanding lawmakers return to Madison for a special session on gun control legislation, specifically pushing for passage of a “red flag” law and so-called universal background checks.
“Since taking office in January, I have called on the Legislature to take action and pass commonsense gun safety reform time and time again, giving Republican leadership the opportunity to hear the people of our state and to do the right thing,” Evers said in a statement. “Today I am delivering on my promise to call a special session to address gun violence across our state and I’m calling on Republicans to work with Democrats to get this done.”
Republicans control both the state Assembly and Senate in Wisconsin, and so far it sounds like legislative leaders aren’t on board with the governor’s demands.
Wisconsin’s Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he sees the governor’s call for a special session on gun control measures “the first attack on the Second Amendment.”
Fitzgerald reacted Monday to Evers calling a special session for next month. He wants the Legislature to take votes on a universal background check …Read the Rest
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