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Walker to eliminate 48-hour waiting period for handguns

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign a pair of bills loosening Wisconsin's gun laws.

The all-but-certain Republican presidential candidate planned to sign one bill Wednesday to eliminate the state's 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases and another to allow off-duty, retired and out-of-state police officers to carry firearms on school grounds.

The Republican-backed bills passed both houses of the GOP-controlled Legislature earlier this month. Supporters say the bills would allow people to better protect themselves, while opponents say they will make it easier for guns to fall into dangerous hands.

Walker was set to sign the bills at the Milwaukee County sheriff's department.

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