Skip to comments.WI:State Residents May be Able to Buy Long Guns in Other States
Posted on 01/11/2014 6:30:16 PM PST by marktwain
January 10th: In Wisconsin, visitors from most other states can legally buy rifles and shotguns from federally licensed dealers. However, due to antiquated rules, Wisconsin residents may not legally buy guns in other states, except those who share a common border with Wisconsin. Those states are: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan. From whbl.com:
UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) A state committee plans to vote next week on letting Wisconsinites buy rifles and shotguns from dealers throughout the nation. A federal law from 1968 banned interstate gun sales, but it allowed people to buy long guns from dealers in adjacent states. Wisconsin law still has the contiguous state purchase requirement, even though the federal government ended a similar restriction in the late '80's.The change would only apply to rifles and shotguns, but some second amendment supporters would like to reform the federal law to include handguns. Supporters explain that as all dealers are now required to perform background checks through the National Instant Check System, or a similar state system, that the restriction on interstate purchases no longer make any sense.
A true sale does (should) not need the acquiescence of the State. I bet Ayn Rand would agree with me.
You will not find me arguing with you. I am all for incrementally rolling back the multitude of restrictions that now exist, anyway we can.
Prohibition never works.
Why is that bad news?
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