Apr 19, 2015

April 21st: SB 35 Scheduled for Vote - Repeal 48-Hour Waiting Period

On April 21st, Senate Bill 35 is scheduled to be considered by the Wisconsin state Senate, sponsored by Senator Van Wanggaard (R-21) that will repeal the 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases. It is a move to update legislation to match the Second Amendment concealed carry law. The law, first enacted in 1976, was passed before background checks were processed. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) makes the 48-hour waiting period unnecessary - wasting time for the purchaser and the dealer. SB 35, when passed and signed by Governor Scott Walker, will allow a licensed firearm dealer to transfer ownership of a handgun following notice from the Department of Justice that the purchaser has passed a background check and not prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Contact your state Senator and respectfully urge him or her to vote YES to the passing of SB 35. If your state rep or senator has already committed to passing this important bill, then do not hesitate to contact him or her and thank them.

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