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Wisconsin Justice Dept. Swamped With Concealed Carry Apps

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 8:07 am

Wisconsin Justice Department officials say they’re so inundated with concealed carry applications that they don’t expect to meet their deadlines for issuing the permits this month.

A new state law allowing concealed weapons went into effect on Nov. 1. The measure gives the Justice Department 45 days to process permit applications received through Nov. 30.

By law, any applications received after that date must be processed within 21 days.

The department’s Law Enforcement Services Division Administrator Brian O’Keefe told the Associated Press that the agency is so overwhelmed with applications, it likely will need a day or two longer to process them from now through mid-January.

The agency has received nearly 65,000 applications so far and has spent nearly $30,000 on overtime for processing.

1 Comment

  1. Jack 01/4/12 at 7:33am

    If you have any questions regarding the CWP law or training contact www.e2c.us or 1-866-371-6111 and the Instructors at Equip 2 Conceal will be happy to help you.

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