Gov Walker Signs Bills Broadening and Protecting Exercise of Gun Rights

Gov Walker Signs Bills Broadening and Protecting Exercise of Gun Rights

On April 8, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed bills broadening and protecting the exercise of 2nd Amendment rights for residents of his state.

He signed Assembly Bill 368 and Senate Bill 527.

According to the NRA-ILA, AB 368 reforms Wisconsin law to allow residents to purchase “long guns in non-contiguous states.” This brings the state into line “with forty other states that already allow their residents to purchase and sell rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states, provided the purchase or sale complies with state and federal law.” 

AB 368 was sponsored by state representative John Spiros (R-86) and state senator Thomas Tiffany (R-12).

SB 527 “is a shooting range protection bill that expands the provisions of current law concerning zoning restrictions regarding noise.” It “provides that a person who owns or operates a sport shooting range is not subject to state or local zoning conditions or rules related to noise and non-conforming use.”

“SB 527 also protects the range owner or operator from civil liability.” It was sponsored by state senators Scott Fitzgerald (R-13) and Dan Schultz (R-17). 

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