Gun control is center stage in Washington, as the Senate votes on new legislation. The bill would expand background checks, curb gun trafficking and increase school security.
People in our area are also sounding off on their views about the new legislation.
Jeremy Andreae, owner of Heavy Metal Firearms in Stevens Point says the bill will not have any impact. He says the focus should be on mental health and better parenting.
"It's meaningless legislation that isn't going to impact any future crimes or tragedies that happened in the past," he says.
At Wausau Center Mall, some had different views.
"People shouldn't be allowed to carry guns around because I feel like you could be more threatened just walking down the street," says Ann Cronin of Rothschild. She added that she also wants to see increased school security.
Many advocates of the legislation say the bill makes it more difficult for criminals to get weapons. Opponents say restrictions are unconstitutional.
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