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Proposal Would Close Loophole in WI Gun Law

A proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature seeks to require background checks for all gun purchases in the state.

If that sounds redundant, that is because background checks are already in place on all sales from licensed gun dealers in the state. What the current law does not account for is the about 40% of legal private party gun sales.

1st District Assembly Representative Garey Bies says the idea makes sense on paper…

But Bies says just because it sounds like a good idea, doesn't mean it will stop criminals, those with mental illness, or the likes of Milwaukee shooter Radcliffe Haughton from getting their hands on a weapon if they want one.

Bies adds that he sees enforcement of this type of law as a potential issue as well.

As with any idea, Bies says there is more involved in the practicality of it than appears on the surface.

Should private gun sales require a background check? Should they be required to go through a gun dealer intermediate? Let us know your take in the comments…

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