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UPDATE: Assembly passes gun sales bill

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Assembly passed a bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to buy rifles and shotguns from dealers anywhere in the nation.

The Assembly passed the proposal 94-3 Tuesday afternoon. The bill now goes to the state Senate.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to buy rifles and shotguns from dealers anywhere in the nation.

The U.S. Gun Control Act from 1968 banned interstate firearm sales but allowed dealers to sell long guns to buyers in contiguous states. A federal law enacted nearly two decades later granted states the ability to permit people to buy long guns from dealers in any state.

The Republican bill would lift the contiguous state restriction on Wisconsin residents.

The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the measure Tuesday afternoon. If approved, the bill would head to the state Senate.

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