Governor tony evers' calls for a special session are being met with opposition from republican leaders.
The g-o-p saying it refuses to pass gun control measures that attack second amendment rights.
Rose schmidt is live from the state capitol to explain what the governor's move means.
Governor evers' move today will force state lawmakers to meet here at the capitol in just over two weeks... but republican leaders say the don't give in to rhetoric that would take guns away from law- abiding citizens.
((clapping nats?) surrounded by gun control activists and democratic lawmakers... governor tony evers signed an executive order calling a special session for state lawmakers to take action on gun control bills.
((( governor tony evers ) , "9:53:43 we need an up or down vote.
We need to have these legislators behind me have the opportunity to vote yes we do need this, 53 "))) evers is asking the republican- controlled legislature to act on two gun control bills.... one requiring universal background checks on gun purchases... the other..
A red flag law... two proposals republican leaders don't support.
((( , "9:51:01 even if they don't agree with the policy, the politics are this: they'll start losing positions in the legislature.
This is an important issue in the state of wisconsin 10 "))) the move won't force republicans to debate or vote on the gun reform bills... just convene for the session on november 7th.
Gop leaders say they will not take up the bills.... calling them attacks on their second amendment right to bear arms. senate majority leader scott fitzgerald saying in a statement... "the senate will not be part of a drawn-out strategy to infringe on constitutional rights."
Assembly speaker robin vos says... "we will not entertain proposals that infringe on our constitutional rights.
" evers threatened serial special sessions if republicans refuse to take action... 9:53:15 if they just blow it off?
Well, we can have another special session 20 but vos says a special session call won't change where he and assembly republicans stand on this issue.
A marquette law school poll last month showed 80 percent of people support universal background checks... and 81 percent of gun owners support a red