Wisconsin police would be barred from enforcing any new federal gun control measures under a bill circulated by a Republican lawmaker in the state legislature on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.
State Rep. Michael Schraa, a National Rifle Association member, circulated an email among colleagues seeking co-sponsors for the bill. Schraa's legislation would forbid any law enforcement officer in the state from enforcing "any federal act, law, rule, regulation or order enacted after Jan. 1, 2013, that bans or restricts semi-automatic weapons, assault weapons or magazines; requires people to register their guns, ammunitions or other firearm accessories; regulates magazine capacities or how much ammunition a person can possess; prohibits types of ammunition; or requires people to turn their weapons into the government," according to the AP.
"I’m not this cowboy, gun-toting legislator," Schraa told the AP. "I just think it’s ultimately important to protect our constitutional rights."
Correction: This post originally incorrectly attributed the information to the Green Bay Press Gazette. The information was published by the Associated Press and picked up by the Green Bay Press Gazette.