WAUSAU - Anger over last Wednesday's Florida school shooting could force Congress to find some agreement on gun control. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) thinks it's about time.
The debate on gun rights and public safety has been a big focus since 17 people died at Stoneman Douglas High School.
On Tuesday, President Trump said he would support banning bump stocks. They allow semi-automatic guns to fire hundreds of rounds per minute.
"This action is certainly hopeful also and I'd rather see that happen than nothing at all. But I would like to see the Congress of the United States act like grown-ups and protect these children," said Baldwin.
Baldwin says as a gun owner, she's also open to the idea of comprehensive background checks.
She also says the NRA is too powerful. Baldwin says the voices of the Florida shooting survivors could force change on gun laws.
"I think they don't reflect their own members. I'm a gun owner. Every gun owner I know is open to the idea of comprehensive background checks and I think these children may lead the way," said Baldwin.
Newswatch 12 spoke to Baldwin at an event in Wausau on Wednesday.