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Wisconsin Law Enforcement Wants All Gun Buyers To Undergo Background Checks

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Wisconsin law enforcement officers want to expand federal gun control laws that require buyers to undergo a background check before buying a gun. Right now federal law requires background checks when buyers buy guns from a federally licensed dealer but not for private gun sales. Hubert Williams, President of the Police Foundation, says that closing the background check loophole is essential for the safety of officers and the public: β€œIt is time to turn off the spigot that is producing a free flow of guns to criminals.” The Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association and the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence met with Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidates earlier this week to discuss changing the federal law.

Alex Brown