MADISON, Wisc. (WTVO) – A short-lived gun control conversation sparked outrage in the Badger State.
The republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate, Scott Fitzgerald, began the special session Thursday night only to end it 30 seconds later.
Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) recently proposed two bills: one expands universal background checks and the other allows a judge to deem a person too dangerous to carry firearms.
Gun control advocates rallied outside the state capitol to call for a vote. But, there wasn’t even a debate. Republicans said the bill had zero chance of passing, so there was no reason to debate. However, democrats disagreed.
“We owe it to the public to do meaningful things that have been demonstrated to work in other states,” said Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh).
A recent Marquette University poll revealed 80% of Wisconsin residents support the gun control measures.