MADISON —Gov. Scott Walker has thrown his support to a bill that would eliminate Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.
Walker said he wants the state to be a leader on the issue. Walker’s remarks came in an interview last week with the National Rifle Association’s news network, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday.
A bill before legislators would eliminate Wisconsin’s 40-year-old law that requires the wait between the time a background check is submitted to the Department of Justice and a handgun is acquired.
The waiting period is a hassle, but not that big of a deal. But in the age of almost instant background checks, it is also wholly unnecessary. It makes sense to scrap it.