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State Rep. urges people to pressure lawmakers to tackle Milwaukee violence

 MADISON -- How much of the blame for gun violence in Milwaukee should fall on the lawmakers inside the Capitol?


10.0pt;font-family:\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn is irate, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is fed up, and at least one state representative is publicly saying Madison needs to tackle this.


10.0pt;font-family:\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) tells us the reason nothing is being done in Madison is because Republicans won't allow any type of gun control bill to reach the Assembly or Senate for a vote.


10.0pt;font-family:\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">He says he's worked to mandate background checks for every person who tries to buy a gun, and wrote a bill that would hit gun carrying criminals with longer jail time.


10.0pt;font-family:\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">Last August Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) told the media the Legislature would quickly move for a mandatory three year sentence for felons found with guns.


10.0pt;font-family:\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">Goyke says that's what his bill would've done, but says republicans just ignored it.


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\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">\"I have done everything I possibly can inside the state capitol to get my colleagues in the majority party to have a hearing and a vote on these sensible gun laws. And I can't do it. They say no. They don't respond.\" Goyke said Thursday.


10.0pt;font-family:\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">In a statement from Walker's spokesperson, she says the Governor is willing to work with law enforcement to keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals.  

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