Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Conceal/Carry Bill

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 9:07 am

A panel of state lawmakers has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow concealed weapons in Wisconsin.

The Senate judiciary committee approved the measure on a 3-2 vote, setting up a vote before the full Senate.

The bill would allow people to carry concealed weapons with no training or permit. People could obtain an optional permit that would allow them to carry in states that recognize the document and allow them to possess a weapon within 1,000 feet of a school.

Supporters say the measures would give people a chance to defend themselves from criminals. Opponents say concealed weapons will only create more violence.

Wisconsin and Illinois are the only states that don’t allow concealed weapons.

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