Let's imagine that Criminal A was released from prison about 4 months ago and is suffering from a shortage of cash. And let's imagine that he meets Criminal B, who has been out of prison for about 3 years, has a job running drugs, and a few guns.
Criminal A would like to purchase a gun from Criminal B, to facilitate cooperation from a few future robbery victims.
You suppose that Criminals A & B will carefully observe the following: (?)
1. The transferee has done all of the following:
a. Provided identification to a firearms dealer as required by rule under sub.
b. Completed a notification form described under sub. (2g) (b).
c. Provided the firearms dealer the name, address, and telephone number of
the transferor from whom the transferee intends to obtain a handgun.
2. The transferor receives written notification from a firearms dealer that the
dealer requested the department of justice to conduct a firearms restrictions record
search regarding the transferee and either the department issued a unique approval
number for the transferee under sub. (2g) (c) 4. b. or the department did not complete
a firearms restrictions record search within the time period under sub. (2) (d) or (2g)
(c) 4. c.
(b) If the transferee in a transaction to which par. (a) applies requests that a
firearms dealer request a firearms restrictions record search regarding the
transferee, the firearms dealer shall do all of the following:
1. Inspect identification provided by a transferee under par. (a) 1. a. as required
by rule under sub. (2g) (a).
2. Promptly after receiving a completed notification form under par. (a) 1. b.,
convey the information from the completed notification form to the department of
justice as required by rule under sub. (2g) (b) and request a firearms restrictions
3. Promptly notify the transferor identified under par. (a) 1. c. in writing as
provided by rule under sub. (2g) (c) 5. of an approval or denial issued by the
department of justice under sub. (2g) (c) 4. or of the expiration of an applicable
deadline for completing a firearms restrictions record search under sub. (2) (d) or (2g)
(c) 4. c.
(c) The department of justice shall conduct a firearms restrictions record search
requested by a firearms dealer under par. (b) 2. and notify the dealer of the results
of the search as provided by rule under sub. (2g) (c) 4.
(d) A firearms dealer may charge a transferee the fee under sub. (2i) plus $5
for requesting the department of justice to conduct a firearms restrictions record
search of the transferee under this subsection.
Say what? You don't think so?
Well, Senators COGGS and LEHMAN, not to mention
Representatives YOUNG, GRIGSBY, SINICKI, A. WILLIAMS, ZEPNICK, FIELDS,
STASKUNAS, BERCEAU, TURNER and TOLES
are all absolutely, positively CERTAIN that the above-described niceties will be observed, to the letter, jot, and tittle.
Otherwise, they wouldn't be wasting the time and resources of the State Legislature to "debate" the merits of this fine piece of sausage, would they?