gun reform

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Gov. Tony Evers will call lawmakers into a special session to act on gun violence next month, saying it’s needed to save lives.

He announced the move in a swing of stops, including Wausau, on Monday.

“These are common-sense solutions that we know can save lives because they have already done so in states that have adopted them.  It’s that simple,” Evers said in Wausau.  “Two bills that we know, without a doubt, without ambiguity, this is what the majority of the people in the state want.”

More than 180 local government leaders in Wisconsin want the governor and legislature to take swift action to prevent incidents of mass violence.

Mayors, police chiefs, and administrators all signed a letter to Gov. Tony Evers, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.

Wausau Mayor Robert Mielke and Hurley Mayor Paul Mullard are among the signers of the letter, which was sent by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.

Marchers Bring Gun Reform Message to Minocqua

Mar 26, 2018
Dean Acheson

Waving signs and chanting “Never Again” and “Enough is Enough,” a couple hundred marchers took to the streets of downtown Minocqua on Saturday to protest assault-style rifles, school shootings and gun violence in general.

The march from St. Matthias Episcopal Church to Torpy Park coincided with Saturday’s March For Our Lives events across the nation, including the one in Washington, D.C., where an estimated 800,000 people heard speakers ranging from children to adults, and from citizens to celebrities, call for gun law reform.