Wisconsin Republican Legislators Propose Pro-Gun Bill

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 6:00 am

A pair of Republican legislators have introduced a bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to purchase rifles and shotguns from dealers anywhere in the nation. Democrats say the bill caters to the National Rifle Association. Hunters will likely support the measure.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the federal Gun Control Act enacted in 1968 banned interstate firearm sales. The act allowed dealers to sell long guns to buyers in contiguous states, however.

Now, State Rep. John Spiros and Sen. Tom Tiffany have authored a bill would eliminate the border state restriction for Wisconsin residents.

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