UPDATE: Wis. Assembly passes gun sales bill

UPDATED Tuesday, January 21, 2014 --- 2:04 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin residents would be able to buy rifles and shotguns from dealers anywhere in the nation under a bill the state Assembly has passed.

The U.S. Gun Control Act from 1968 banned interstate firearm sales but allowed dealers to sell long guns to buyers in contiguous states. A federal law enacted nearly two decades later granted states the ability to permit people to buy long guns from dealers in any state.

The Republican bill would lift the contiguous state restriction on Wisconsin residents.

The Assembly passed the proposal 94-3 Tuesday afternoon. The bill now goes to the state Senate.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, January 21, 2014 --- 10:18 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin residents would be able to buy rifles and shotguns from dealers anywhere in the nation under a bill coming before the state Assembly.

The U.S. Gun Control Act from 1968 banned interstate firearm sales but allowed dealers to sell long guns to buyers in contiguous states. A federal law enacted nearly two decades later granted states the ability to permit people to buy long guns from dealers in any state.

The Republican bill would lift the contiguous state restriction on Wisconsin residents.

The Assembly is poised to vote on the measure Tuesday afternoon. Approval would send the bill to the state Senate.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 --- 6:25 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A legislative committee is set to vote next week on a bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to purchase rifles and shotguns from dealers anywhere in the nation.

The U.S. Gun Control Act from 1968 banned interstate firearm sales but allowed dealers to sell long guns to buyers in contiguous states. A federal law enacted nearly two decades later granted states the ability to permit people to buy long guns from dealers in any state.

The Republican bill would lift the contiguous state ban on Wisconsin residents.

The Assembly's natural resources committee is set to vote on the bill on Wednesday. Approval would clear the way for a vote in the full Assembly.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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