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Gun debate spurs special session

Universal background checks and red flag laws are on the table after Governor Evers called the Wisconsin Legislature into special session on Monday. Speaking at an event in Milwaukee, Governor Evers and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes pointed to a recent Marquette University Law School poll overwhelmingly supporting expanded background checks as one reason for the executive order to bring the Legislature together on November 7th. Democratic state Senator Dave Hansen says the support is out there.

This is not the first time the Wisconsin Legislature has been called into special session over gun control. Last year, the special session yielded $100 million in school safety aid after it was called following a shooting at a Florida high school. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said earlier this week he will likely not hold a vote on the proposals when the special session convenes . State Senator Andre Jacque could not be reached for this story.

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