Wisconsin’s Democratic Governor, Tony Evers, called the state legislature into special section in order to consider two gun safety measures: Universal background checks and a red flag law. The legislature is controlled by Republicans.

The governor can require the legislature to convene but he cannot require legislators to debate. So what did Republicans do? The gaveled the chamber into session and then promptly gaveled the chamber out of session. Problem solved.

What this demonstrates is that these elected representatives are more interested in doing the business of the NRA rather than doing the business of the people. According to the governor, 80% of Wisconsinites and a majority of gun owners favor universal background checks and a red flag law which allows police to petition a judge to temporarily confiscate firearms from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.