by Jessie Opoien
State senators will take up on Tuesday a proposal to eliminate Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases. But in the wake of a recent surge of gun violence in Milwaukee, Rep. Mandela Barnes, D-Milwaukee, says the timing “couldn’t be worse.”
A Senate vote is the next step between the bill and Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. The Assembly has yet to take it up. The governor has signaled his intentions to sign it into law.