Yes. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic candidate for U.S. senator, tweeted in July 2013 that he “could not care less about a 2nd Amendment ‘right.’ Bear arms all you wish, but you should pay for your mishandling.” Other tweets written minutes later reveal that he was reacting to the acquittal that day of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Judges can order defendants to surrender their guns. But Wisconsin’s system lacks enforcement, delivering deadly consequences when it fails.
Federal law requires licensed dealers to subject buyers of handguns, shotguns and rifles to a background check before a sale is made.
Instructor: ‘Laws are for people that follow laws. Why should we make people who already follow laws follow more laws?’
18 states require checks in private sales; the NRA counters that such measures ‘cost law-abiding gun owners time, money, and freedom’