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Capitol Notes: Evers Considers Calling Special Session On Gun Control Measures

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Marti Mikkelson and JR Ross discuss the week in politics in our "Capitol Notes" conversation

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers doubled down on talk of gun control last week. He called Republican concerns over bills that he is pushing "BS," and said he may call the Legislature into special session to take up the measures.

One measure Evers is thinking about proposing would require universal background checks on gun purchases in Wisconsin, and the other would establish a so-called red flag law.  

Evers also predicted that Republicans would "pay the price at the polls" if they don't take up the bills.  The GOP has expressed concerns about Second Amendment rights in response to the proposed legislation.

In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asks JR Ross of wispolitics.com what he thinks of the latest developments.

Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.