Governor supports getting rid of 2-day waiting period for handguns
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he supports a bill that would eliminate Wisconsin's 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.
Walker said he wants the state to be a leader on the issue. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday that Walker's remarks came in an interview last week with the National Rifle Association's news network.
A bill before legislators would eliminate Wisconsin's 40-year-old law that requires the wait between the time a background check is submitted to the Department of Justice and a handgun is acquired.
An assembly committee held a hearing on the bill last week. Rep. Fred Kessler, a Milwaukee Democrat on the committee, says he supports an amendment that would create an exception for people arrested multiple times for domestic abuse.