Skip to comments.Local law enforcement comments on 'concealed carry' (WI)
Posted on 07/16/2011 7:39:54 AM PDT by marktwain
Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Senate Bill 93, the concealed carry legislation, Friday afternoon, July 8 in Wausau. Wisconsin will join 48 other states which permit citizens to carry concealed guns.
The Personal Protection Act includes a licensing process, criminal background checks and firearms safety training (with certain exemptions for members of the military, retired law enforcement personnel and citizens who have already completed a hunter's safety course) for those who wish to conceal and carry weapons. Carrying a gun without a permit would be a misdemeanor. The bill passed with the bi-partisan support in both the State Senate, 25-8, and the State Assembly, 68-27. In the Senate, six Democrats voted in favor. In the Assembly vote on Tuesday, June 28, 11 Democrats and one independent joined 56 Republican representatives in support of the measure, with Republican Don Pridemore of Hartford voting against.
The bill had passed the state legislature previously in 2003 and 2005 but was vetoed from becoming law by Walker's predecessor, Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.
"Our founding fathers understood the importance of checks and balances," said Rep. Roger Rivard, (R)-Rice Lake. "That is why they placed the right to 'keep and bear arms' as the Second Amendment, as a check against the tendency of governments to overreach. The Personal Protection Act not only allows individuals to exercise their second amendment right but it will enable them to protect themselves and those they love from danger.
"This bill is a compromise between those who would want constitutional carry and those who do not believe this is a right guaranteed by the constitution. There has been over 16 years of debate on this issue and I am proud of my colleagues who hammered out this deal. They have built protections into the bill that will help
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I still think it would be a great idea for States to put out free DVDs loaded with useful information about gun culture, to help families rediscover their familiar gun traditions. There is a huge list of things of a practical nature that could be put on such a DVD.
1) State, county, and municipal gun use restrictions, as well as legal gun practice areas, hunting license and other administrative information.
2) Gun safety do’s and don’ts (a BIG section). Detailed instructions about gun cleaning and maintenance, and when a maintenance problem requires “2 shop” repair.
3) Interactions with LEOs. What to do and not to do. What to do when others are not using their gun safely. How to report a lost or stolen gun.
4) The top five scenarios for gun use, presented by actors showing what can go wrong, and the safest way to approach such situations.
Really, this list goes on and on.
In all my years I only knew one cop who was against the RTKBA by the citizenry and he was a hard core democrap.
All the rest only say, as long as people are trained, there is no problem at all. It is encouraged.