Stats Disprove Theory Of “Waiting Period For Purchases” Reducing Crime
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Just before the April 21, 2015, vote, the author of the bill, state Sen. Van Wanggaard, made this waiting-period claim:
“There’s no statistical evidence that it reduces violence whatsoever,” the Racine Republican declared.
The District of Columbia and 10 states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa, have laws that require a waiting period for purchases of at least some types of guns, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Wisconsin’s law, in place since 1976, applies only to handguns and only to purchases from firearms dealers. It prohibits a handgun buyer from taking possession of the weapon until 48 hours after a background check is started — even if the check comes back clean within a matter of hours or minutes.
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