Wisconsin Democrats renew call for votes on gun safety bills
Wisconsin Democrats are renewing calls for the Republican-controlled Legislature to take up a pair of gun safety bills that were rejected without any debate just over two years ago.
The bills would institute a universal background check for gun sales and implement a “red flag” law that would allow judges to take guns away from people determined to be a threat.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who is up for reelection in November, called a special session in 2019 to pass them, but Republicans ignored him.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu and Assemly Speaker Robin Vos did not immediately return messages Wednesday.