WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will sign new laws on Wednesday to expand gun owners’ rights through the elimination of a 48-hour wait on firearms purchase and permitting off-duty and retired police officers to carry weapons in schools after a Charleston gunman killed nine people at a historic church, according to media reports.
The horrific crime committed on Wednesday in Charleston was done by a racist and evil man. I condemn both his acts and his beliefs. —SKW— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) June 21, 2015
“Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign two new laws on Wednesday that expand the rights of gun owners by removing a 48-hour waiting period for those looking to purchase a firearm and allowing off-duty or retired police officers to carry concealed weapons at public schools,” The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
Last week, US President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton all urged the United States to seek stricter gun control laws.