Wisconsin State Rep. Lisa Subeck and her Democratic colleagues are backing down on legislation that would have outlawed numerous firearms, including popular hunting rifles and shotguns, and most semi-automatic pistols. The bill would also have required owners of the outlawed weapons to surrender them to authorities.
Apparently the outcry from hunters and other gun owners made a difference. In an email to lawmakers Friday, Subeck announced new plans to work with the Legislative Reference Bureau, Legislative Council and other unspecified entities to change her proposed ban on “semi-automatic assault weapons.”
“After receiving feedback from some of our colleagues regarding the circulation of a preliminary draft banning semi-automatic assault weapons, the other authors of the bill and I have determined that we will work with the Legislative Reference Bureau to make some revisions to the draft bill to address some concerns that have been raised,” Subeck wrote.