Wisconsin Gun Laws

SealofWisconsin

Wisconsin Concealed Carry Law Now in Effect

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.

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice wrote "Emergency Rules" creating CCW training requirement stricter than what the legislature intended.

NRA: Wisconsin CCW Rules ‘Dangerous Precedent’ for ‘Separation of Powers’

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.

Wisconsin Legislature

Wisconsin Governor Signs Concealed Carry into Law

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.