No. The federal government did adopt a new rule reclassifying guns with “stabilizing devices” as rifles.
Is Wisconsin House of Representatives candidate Derrick Van Orden on probation for carrying a loaded gun into an airport?
Yes. In August 2021, Wisconsin House candidate Derrick Van Orden was cited for carrying a loaded gun into an Iowa airport. Court records show he had a loaded 9 mm handgun in his carry-on bag at the security checkpoint at the Cedar Rapids airport.
Did Wisconsin repeal the 48-hour waiting period to purchase a handgun in 2015?
Yes. On June 24, 2015, former Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill repealing Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for purchasing a handgun.
Where did that gun used in a crime come from? Milwaukee police can’t easily tell you
The Milwaukee Police Department has not tracked the origin of thousands of guns confiscated each year.
How Wisconsin’s ‘honor’ system for removing guns from domestic abusers failed Jesi Ewers
Judges can order defendants to surrender their guns. But Wisconsin’s system lacks enforcement, delivering deadly consequences when it fails.
Before Jacob Blake, Kenosha had a history of police shootings
One shooting in 2004 led to statewide reform, requiring outside reviews of shootings by law enforcement in Wisconsin
Background checks, dealer licensing requirements in Wisconsin explained
Federal law requires licensed dealers to subject buyers of handguns, shotguns and rifles to a background check before a sale is made.
Strong public support, pleas from grieving family fail to move Wisconsin on gun background checks
18 states require checks in private sales; the NRA counters that such measures ‘cost law-abiding gun owners time, money, and freedom’
After guns wound and kill, bills pile up for victims and society
Gun violence costs Wisconsinites billions of dollars a year. Taxpayers pay for most of it in medical bills and incarceration costs. Victims suffer lost wages and trauma that can have long-lasting effects. Communities pay through lowered property values and higher police costs.
Hundreds hurt, killed when Wisconsin teens get guns
Guns and teens can be a lethal mix. Immaturity and impulsiveness, combined with weapons that can kill with the squeeze of a trigger, have caused death and devastating injuries to Wisconsin children and adults.
Child gun laws in Wisconsin
Wisconsin gun laws prohibit children from possessing firearms, with few exceptions.
Bullets exacted terrible toll on children, African Americans
African Americans were more than 30 times as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be murdered by guns in 2014, a Center analysis found.