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3 Wis. Dems say they'll propose gun-control bills

Published On: Dec 18 2012 02:51:55 PM CST

MILWAUKEE -

In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, three Wisconsin Democrats said they'll propose a trio of gun-control bills.

State Rep. Fred Kessler of Milwaukee said Tuesday he'd like to see a ban on assault rifles and military-grade ammunition. He also said people who apply for concealed-carry permits should have to pass a mental-health test.

Kessler was joined by Rep.-elects Mandela Barnes and Evan Goyke. The three said they're still working on the bill language, and they're open to input.

Kessler acknowledged there might be difficulty advancing the bills through both Republican-controlled chambers, but he said his GOP colleagues will be hard-pressed to vote against ensuring that concealed-carry applicants are mentally sound.

Pro-gun lobbyist James Fendry said mandating psychological exams will divert mental-health professionals from patients who need real help.

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