H/T Bearing Arms.
I think the penalty for straw purchases should be steep nationwide.
A handful of state legislators in Wisconsin are looking to curb violence in Milwaukee by raising the penalty for purchasing a firearm for someone who is prohibited from owning one.
The bill would make the practice, commonly referred to as “straw buying,” a Class G felony in the state, meaning someone who partakes in straw buying could face up to a $25,000 fine and 10 years in prison.
It would also raise the penalty for “human holsters” or “individuals who furnish or physically possess a firearm for a prohibited possessor,” as explained by the Milwaukee Police Department.
Republican state Representative Joe Sanfelippo, the bill’s chief sponsor, believes the current law just isn’t enough to deter residents from engaging in the illegal practice.
“We have laws on the books right now to prevent (straw buying)…
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