Dems pushing for universal background checks say bill unlikely to get through Legislature

Three Assembly Dems today touted what they call a “commonsense” bill to implement universal background checks, although they acknowledged it was unlikely to pass the GOP-led Legislature.
The three also unveiled a statewide coalition that seeks to reduce gun violence through bringing together community activists and applying pressure to lawmakers “from the outside in,” according to Rep. Terese Berceau.
The Madison Dem, author of the universal background checks bill, said she didn’t expect lawmakers to pass it this session because “gun manufacturers and the NRA dictate the Legislature’s approach...

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