Wisconsin law enforcement leaders urge changes to proposed concealed carry bill.

Some Wisconsin law enforcement officers — and at least one…

Some Wisconsin law enforcement officers — and at least one Wisconsin police group — say they will urge lawmakers to make changes to concealed carry bills under consideration at the state Capitol.

Two separate versions of concealed carry legislation were circulated last week by GOP lawmakers Sen. Pam Galloway, R-Wausau, and Rep. Jeff Mursau, R-Crivitz.

One allows for what supporters call a “constitutional right to carry,” and includes few restrictions on who can have a concealed weapon. The other creates a permitting process for those who want to carry concealed firearms. Neither requires carriers to undergo training.

Currently, 48 states allow people to carry certain concealed firearms in public.

The proposals risk the safety of officers and need to be changed to provide them more protection, he said. Gun owners who want to carry concealed firearms should have to go through training, Mahoney said, and permits should be required and filed with the state Department of Transportation so officers know during traffic stops which people may be carrying weapons.

Source: Marcy Spicuzza for Wisconsin State Journal.

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  • asianMike

    I hope they add a training session. I follow the rules strictly and try to teach my buddies to do the same but it doesn’t always work. Went to the shooting range and somebody *ahem,my roommate* flagged me with his gun with finger on the trigger. I can’t wait for this to get passed, about time we join the rest of the states that allow CCW. next they should allow us to carry on campus.

  • FatherPatriot

    “…and permits should be required and filed with the state Department of Transportation so officers know during traffic stops which people may be carrying weapons.”

    In other words…”Your God-given right to protect yourself will not be respected by the state, you must prove to us that you are worthy, you must pay us money for a permit, you cannot be trusted so your information will be put into a database because the police need to know everything about you in order to issue a traffic ticket. The state holds all the power to tell you what you m ay or may not do…you have no natural rights.”

  • VTGunner

    STILL no permitting process in Vermont, an extreme progressive and liberal state overall

  • The Mad Hatter

    I personally am in favor of the one that requires them to sit through training before they issue a conceal carry permit. In my state you have to sit an 8 hour class and pass a shooting test. But any moron can get a permit to buy a hand gun and open carry it. My brother is one of those morons and thanks to him I have already been much closer to a negligent discharge than I want (<100 feet) At least when someone open carries I can see and avoid that person if I want.

  • 48 STATES prove that must issue concealed carry works superbly. We in Texas just passed Concealed Carry on Campus..in our Senate. Wisconsin is attempting to break free from Communism and the Unions God Bless the free men and women in Wisconsin who are taking back their state.