MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says Republican concerns over a pair of gun-control bills he’s pushing are “BS” and he’s thinking of forcing lawmakers into a special session to take up the proposals.
Evers said on Thursday on WTMJ-AM that if Republicans “gavel in and gavel out” without debating the bills, they will pay the price at the next election.
Evers and his Democratic supporters have pointed to a poll from last year showing more than 80% of Wisconsin residents support having universal background checks.
Evers introduced such a proposal last week. He also supports a “red flag” law to take guns away from people whom a court determines to be a risk to themselves or others.
Republicans have raised Second Amendment concerns and suggested neither proposal will be taken up by the Legislature.