Waiting for a handgun in Wisconsin?

Categories: criminal defense

Posted by Peter J. Prusinski

New Bills Propose To Eliminate Wait Time On Handguns

2015 Senate Bill 35 and 2015 Assembly Bill 49 set out to eliminate the 48 hour waiting period for handgun purchases in Wisconsin.

From the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau:

Both bills would amend Section 175.35, Wisconsin Statutes, to repeal the 48-hour waiting period. Both bills allow a firearms dealer to transfer a handgun to a purchaser immediately after receiving an approval number from DOJ confirming that a firearms restrictions record search did not indicate the purchaser is prohibited from possessing a firearm. If the search indicates a felony charge without a recorded disposition, DOJ must make every reasonable effort to notify the firearms dealer of the results within three working days.

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