Criminal Background Checks

In Wisconsin, federally licensed dealers are required to conduct a background check on all firearm sales, but private sellers are not. This private sale loophole allows just about anyone to sell a gun with no background check, no identification, and no questions asked.

WAVE favors legislation that would extend the current background check system to all gun transactions.

View our growing coalition of partners who support background checks on all gun sales

Updates and Events

When the day comes where people can participate in a legislative public hearing over the Internet from their home or office, a discussion this week on the Facebook page of Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, might be viewed as a seminal moment....

Azana Salon and Spa shooter Radcliffe Haughton was among four Wisconsin men who were prohibited from possessing guns, yet used them to kill their wives or girlfriends in 2012, according to a new report from End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.

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Research

A report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Case for Gun...

An investigation of online private gun sales found that 62% of sellers were willing to sell guns to people who said they couldn’t pass a criminal background check....

A survey conducted by Frank Luntz shows that 86% of gun owners feel we can do more to stop criminals from getting guns while also protecting the rights of citizens to freely own them, 85% support...