Special Sessions on Gun Legislation Begin and End Quickly at the Capitol

Governor Tony Evers continues to push for his Republican
colleagues to hold a vote on a pair of bills that address gun ownership. The
Governor sent a letter Thursday to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos saying that they are “ignoring the will of the
people of the state,” In not taking up these measures.

As expected, both the Senate and Assembly began and then
quickly ended their special sessions on Thursday, with no discussion or vote on
the measures.

Evers and other supporters of the bills cite a recent
Marquette University Law School Poll which showed 80 percent of residents support
expanded background checks, and 81 percent of residents support “red flag laws”.

Both Fitzgerald and Vos maintain that the proposals would
infringe on Second Amendment rights.