After 139 years Wisconsin residents can once again legally carry concealed weapons for personal defense. Gun Digest is commemorating this day with a special store discount on concealed carry items, good through November 10, 2011.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has announced that it will recognize concealed carry permits and licenses from 25 states, and Washington’s is among them.
Unfortunately, DOJ has chosen to overstep its authority by imposing conditions on prospective concealed weapons license applicants that the legislature never adopted or intended. As part of the Executive Branch of state government, DOJ’s role is to faithfully implement the laws adopted by the legislature, not dramatically change them.
Rudy Nyman of the Appleton Police Department discusses the implementation of Wisconsin's new concealed carry law.
Five men who wore holstered firearms at a Madison restaurant last fall filed suit in federal court Tuesday, alleging police violated their constitutional right against unlawful searches and seizure.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the Wisconsin Personal Protection Act into law Friday, making Wisconsin the 49th state to give law-abiding citizens an option to carry a concealed firearm for personal protection.
Wisconsin will soon be the 49th state to allow residents to carry concealed weapons, but there are places where carrying a weapon still won't be allowed. Business owners will now have to post signs indicating they do not allow weapons in their buildings.
Of the two concealed-carry bills being bandied about in the Wisconsin Legislature, the so-called "constitutional carry" bill in the Senate appears to have the upper hand.
Some say legislation should include provisions for training and permits; others say those steps aren't needed.