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Walker supports mayor's call for gun sentence

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he believes there would be significant bipartisan support in the Legislature to create a mandatory minimum sentence for those who illegally possess a gun.

Walker says such a measure also has his support. The governor's commented after a news conference was held Wednesday by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn. They called for the minimum sentence and asked the state to provide $500,000 in matching funds to help pay police overtime to stem recent gun violence in the city.

The Journal Sentinel reports Walker said that if the state provided those funds to Milwaukee, there would likely be a long line of mayors from elsewhere in the state asking for money.

Republican Sen. Alberta Darling is drafting a bill that would impose a 3-year prison sentence for illegal gun possession.

 

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