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Sep 8, 2016

Report criticizes ATF storefront illegal gun sale stings (UPDATE)

Federal agents lacked proper guidance and experience while conducting undercover sting operations in Milwaukee and several other cities that were aimed at disrupting illegal gun sales, according to a U.S. Justice Department report released Thursday.

Mar 16, 2016

AG files brief supporting guns on Madison buses

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has filed a brief with the state Supreme Court supporting guns on Madison city buses.

Dec 13, 2015

States expanded gun rights after Sandy Hook school massacre

The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and teachers, served as a rallying cry for gun-control advocates across the nation.

Nov 6, 2015

Senate approves mandatory sentences for gun felonies (UPDATE)

Lawmakers have approved a bill that would require a minimum sentence for convicted felons who violate possession of a firearm and for convicts who use firearms to commit a felony.

Nov 4, 2015

Panel OKs 2 assistant attorneys general to handle gun cases in Milwaukee

A powerful panel of lawmakers has approved the state Department of Justice’s request for special prosecutors to help with gun cases in Milwaukee.

Aug 6, 2015

Court upholds Madison prohibition on guns on buses

A state appeals court says people can't carry guns on Madison city buses.

Jun 10, 2015

Assembly passes mandatory sentences for gun crimes

The state Assembly has passed a bill that would impose mandatory minimum prison sentences for violent felons who illegally possess a gun.

Jun 9, 2015

Legislature OKs ending gun waiting period (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Republicans moved within a step Tuesday of eliminating the state's decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, pushing a bill that would wipe out the statutes through the state Assembly to Gov. Scott Walker's desk.

Jun 2, 2015

Lawmakers OK mandatory minimum sentence for felons caught with guns

Lawmakers have approved a proposal that would require a minimum sentence for convicted felons who violate the prohibition of possessing a firearm and for convicts who use firearms to commit a felony.

Feb 24, 2015

US high court weighs right of convicted felon to sell guns

The U.S. Supreme Court seems skeptical that the government can prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his gun collection after it was confiscated by authorities.

Oct 16, 2014

Schimel proposes gun deal, open records law update

Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel says he would devote state Justice Department resources to helping Milwaukee prosecutors go after gun crimes — if they agree not to drop charges in plea deals.

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