In early August, amid a wave of carnage in Milwaukee, something remarkable occurred: A Republican state lawmaker called for new legislation to address gun violence, and Republican Gov. Scott Walker said the measure, sought by Milwaukee’s mayor and chief of police, had his support.
“I’m more than willing to talk with law enforcement here or anywhere else about creating mandatory minimum sentences for people who illegally possess a firearm,” Walker said, so long as the rights of others are not curtailed. “I’m all for that.”
How rare is it for Walker to make common cause with Mayor Tom Barrett, his two-time rival for governor? To find the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on this development, just Google “Walker, Barrett agree,” and it comes right up.