End 24 'Cooling Off' Period for Handgun Purchase?
Beside the 48 hours I don't see what the reason is for the two days, it isn't like they do any additional checks over that 48 hour period.
I also believe it's mostly urban myth about any lawsuits with same day gun sales. When I mention 'impulse buys', it effects my wallet but not any criminal activity.
The representative on the news mentioned all the data bases the NCIS gun check looked at. It was rather extensive.
I hardly feel that a background check with a hunter safety certificate makes a CCW permit holder more qualified to make a same day purchase than anyone else who is going to have the same NICS check performed at the time of purchase.
I would argue that it would make more sense to do a NICS check at the time of purchase as opposed to using one that may be over a year or more old from your state CCW permit. Today if you purchase and you have a CCW permit you still have to do a NICS check at the time of purchase and I doubt that will change so your CCW permit really will not get you anywhere in WI..
As a permit holder in multiple states and a retirement full of years in the infantry I don't feel that should influence a person's ability to make a legal purchase. And using the unsubstantiated myth of a cooling off period to justify a waiting period is not backed up by any analytical data of substance.
"walmart stopped selling hand guns because of impulse buying" That would be an interesting read, more urban myth. Anything that happens at walmart is linked to making money and not making money vs market & risk.
If you want to take the route of pushing the unvalidated so called cooling off period, then what about the women that wants to make a purchase to protect herself but can't because she has to wait. I know she buys a shot gun.
That is how lame the waiting period argument is. And since we are only one of 10 states that still has it, we have not exactly heard a rash of states going back to the antiqued waiting period because of impulse emotional purchases.
Yes Bugle, you can easily buy a $200 hand gun, check out fleet farm.
I believe that the current push to change the law back to "no cool off" period is that state law now prevents lawsuits against the retailer. When the cool off law was orignially enacted retailers were under pressure from potential liability. So this push for change is probably coming from the retail industry and their lobbyists to boost "impulse sales" that muskrat speaks of.