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Wis. Senate OKs eliminating gun waiting period
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MADISON (AP) - Republicans who control the state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would eliminate Wisconsin's decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, brushing aside Democrats' concerns that the proposal would enable enraged people to quickly buy a deadly weapon. The Senate passed the measure on a voice vote after the bill's author, Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, argued that background checks can now be done far more quickly and people who can legally purchase pistols and revolvers shouldn't be inconvenienced with having to make a return trip to gun stores to pick up their weapons. "We are punishing people who can legally buy a gun," said Wanggaard, a former police officer.

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