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Evers calls GOP concerns over gun bills 'BS'

Tony Evers
Posted at 11:08 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 12:08:18-04

MADISON — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says Republican concerns over a pair of gun control bills he's pushing is "BS" and he's thinking of forcing lawmakers into a special session to take up the measures.

Evers said Thursday on WTMJ-AM if Republicans "gavel in and gavel out" without debating the bills they will pay the price at the next election.

Evers and Democratic supporters have pointed to a poll from last year showing more than 80% of Wisconsin residents support universal background checks.

Evers unveiled such a proposal last week. He also supports a "red flag" law to take guns away from people a court determines to be a risk to themselves or others.

Republicans have raised Second Amendment concerns and indicated neither will be taken up by the Legislature.