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GOP leaders all but mum on Wisconsin gun law changes
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MADISON (AP) - The top Republicans who control Wisconsin government were all but silent Wednesday about whether the state should tighten its gun laws following last weekend's massacre at a Florida nightclub. Some Republican lawmakers called for looser gun restrictions, even as Democrats said the laws should be tightened in light of the attack at the gay club in Orlando in which 49 people died, making it the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Since Republicans took control of the governor's office and both legislative houses in 2011, they've passed laws allowing Wisconsin residents to carry concealed weapons, eliminating a 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases and permitting off-duty, retired and out-of-state police officers to carry guns on school grounds.