- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Republican state lawmaker wants Wisconsin businesses to be held liable for any gun-related injuries that may occur on their premises.

State Rep. Bob Gannon, of Slinger, says he plans to introduce the bill for the Legislature to consider in the session that begins in January.

He says in a press release Thursday that the “Disarmed Citizen Compensation Act” would give Wisconsin residents “a better chance of defending themselves and their loved ones against this scourge of terrorist activity.”

Democrats lambasted the idea as irresponsible and dangerous.

Under his proposal, businesses that have a sign prohibiting weapons would be liable for triple the damages to a victim of a gun-related crime there.

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