(Madison) Just hours before Wednesday’s workplace shooting at Molson Coors in Milwaukee, Governor Tony Evers was again asking for legislators to at least consider some gun control measures. Evers says it is a real tricky issue here in Wisconsin. He adds that the legislature wasn’t willing to talk about it. Saying that they gaveled in and gaveled out and that all he wants is to have a discussion.
Republicans refused to act late last year, on Evers’ special session bills for mandatory background checks for all gun purchases, and a “red flag” law for gun owners.
It’s not clear whether either measure could have stopped the Milwaukee shooter, who killed five co-workers and himself, but it does seem clear that Republican legislative leaders are not interested in the sort of discussion Evers is looking for.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says we’re going to have a discussion about the 2nd Amendment forever. The Juneau Republican says that right now, with the Republican legislature, he thinks a lot of the provisions that are in place already, people are satisfied with.
Courtesy of WRN