Wisconsin Responds to Connecticut Gun Legislation.
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There have been two mass shootings in Wisconsin in the last year. So could the Badger State eventually see similar gun restrictions like the ones passed in Connecticut today?
The Connecticut bill adds more than 100 guns to the states assault banned list and also limits magazines to 10 rounds. However after talking with one state legislator, the Badger State will more than likely not follow suit. "You can't stop crazy," says Shawn Nelson of Green Bay
That's how Shawn Nelson of Green Bay feels about the country's gun control situation. He owns a semi-automatic weapon and doesn't see any harm in that. "There are plenty of law abiding citizens out there that carry weapons and they're not going around shooting up people and all that other stuff,” says Nelson.
Larry Compton says the Connecticut bill is a little overboard, however he understands why legislators would try and make stricter gun laws. "You have to do something when somebody kills that many kids or that many people," says Compton.
The question now remains for the Badger state. Will Wisconsin pass stricter gun laws? "It's going to be a harder sell here in Wisconsin, than what happened in Connecticut," says State Representative Dean Kaufert.
State Representative Dean Kaufert says legislators need to focus more the person doing the act rather than the firearm. "Keep the hands out of those folks who have some mental health issues who may decide to use guns in an improper way," says Kaufert.
Nelson agrees and as for future gun laws in wisconsin passing. "I hope not."
The bill would give connecticut the strictest gun laws in the country. The bill in Connecticut also looks at providing mental health training at school districts as well.