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Legislation to Expand Concealed Carry Formally Introduced in Wisconsin

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Legislation to Expand Concealed Carry Formally Introduced in Wisconsin

This week, state Senator  Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and state Representatives Robert Brooks (R-Saukville) and Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) introduced Senate Bill 589​, which would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry on school grounds, thus eliminating the current state felony that prevents law-abiding gun owners from transporting their children or grandchildren to their community schools.  This critical legislation addresses an unnecessary restriction in the current concealed carry law that prevents law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights. 

Wisconsin’s concealed carry law has been a great success since its passage in 2011.  According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, from January 1, 2011, until December 31, 2014, the WI-DOJ has issued 244,479 carry permits.  Unfortunately, under current law an individual who is carrying a firearm with a permit must stop their vehicle off of school grounds, unholster or remove the firearm from their person, and keep the firearm in their vehicle.  This is a lengthy and unnecessary obstacle for law-abiding permit holders which inhibits their ability to protect themselves and their children on school grounds. 

It is important to understand that this necessary reform only applies to school grounds and provides local school boards and administrators control over whether or not to allow concealed weapons within their school buildings.

The NRA and Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs and Educators, Inc. (FORCE) will continue to follow SB 589 as it progresses through the Legislature.  The fight to protect our right to carry continues, and the NRA and Wisconsin FORCE will be at the forefront to advance the cause in Madison and throughout the Badger State.  Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on this critical pro-gun bill.

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