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Wisconsin GOP leader says gun safety laws are ineffective

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says gun control measures being pushed by Gov. Tony Evers are ineffective and "very unlikely" to be taken up by the Legislature.

Vos said on the Jay Weber radio show Thursday on WISN-AM that he does not support universal background checks or a "red flag" law that would create a process to take guns away from people determined to be a danger to themselves or others.

The Democratic Evers is considering calling the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to take up the bills.

But Vos says the proposals "are not going to be effective." He says the red flag law would infringe on Second Amendment gun rights.

Instead, Vos says the Legislature should focus on mental health and suicide prevention efforts.

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