Repealing the Wisconsin Waiting Period
Guns don’t kill people, but waiting to get your gun can get you killed, which is why this Wisconsin lawmaker is doing a good thing.
RACINE — A Racine lawmaker wants to repeal Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period to buy handguns.
The original intent of the waiting period was to give gun dealers enough time to complete a background check, Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard said. Now that information is digitized and background checks can be done almost instantly, Wanggaard says a 48-hour waiting period amounts to a “time tax,” The Journal Times reported.
Handgun purchasers would still have to pass a …read more