MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed a bill that would impose mandatory minimum prison sentences for violent felons who illegally possess a gun.
The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. It goes next to the state Senate.
Under the bill, that felon would face a mandatory minimum of three years in prison. If a felon uses a gun to commit a violent felony, he or she would face a mandatory minimum of five years in prison plus the three years for possession.
Felons who commit less severe violent felonies with a gun would face a mandatory minimum of three years for possession plus a minimum of one-and-a-half years to three years depending on the crime.