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MADISON - Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature are resisting calls for broader background checks for gun purchases after a pair of mass shootings in other states.    

Some say they oppose the idea. Others raise skeptical questions. Most try to change the topic. 

"That’s not what we’re here to talk about today," Rep. Paul Tittl, R-Manitowoc, told reporters Tuesday when asked about expanding background checks. 

Sen. Dan Feyen, R-Fond du Lac, signaled he doesn't want to see any changes to Wisconsin's gun laws after 31 people were killed within 24 hours in shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this week. 

"I think we have laws on the books that are good right now," he said. 

He tried to brush off additional questions. 

"I have no comment at this time. I’m done," he told a reporter. "Can you stop recording?"

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