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More than 20,000 concealed carry applications pour in this week (WI)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 4, 2011 | Ben Poston

Posted on 11/04/2011 8:18:17 PM PDT by Monitor

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has received more than 20,000 concealed carry applications since the law took effect Tuesday.

Data from the state Justice Department show that as of 4 p.m. Friday, 20,476 applications had been submitted. Of those, 879 concealed carry licenses had been approved and 793 had been printed.

Also, 117 applications were rejected. Agency spokeswoman Dana Brueck incomplete applicant data, insufficient training documentation or a missing payment are all reasons an application can be rejected.

The state has 45 days to issue a license once a valid application is received.

Brueck said the Justice Department is working to make sure the deadline will be met.

"We have pulled people from various areas within the DOJ to process these applications, and we'll be working through the weekend to do everything in our power to meet the deadlines imposed by the legislature," she said.

The Justice Department has from 30 to 35 people assigned to processing concealed carry applications at any given time, Brueck said.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen was the first applicant in Wisconsin to receive a permit. On Friday, he issued a statement on the high volume of applications: "I am pleased that tens of thousands of applications have streamed into the Department, and many law-abiding Wisconsin residents already have received licenses."

State officials have said they anticipate that as many as 200,000 applications could be submitted in the first few months.

To receive a concealed carry permit in Wisconsin, applicants must be at least 21, pass a background check and undergo training. Wisconsin becomes the 49th state to allow people to carry concealed weapons; Illinois is the only state without a concealed carry law.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: applications; banglist; carry; concealed; wisconsin
Oy! I dropped my application into a post box at 2AM Tuesday morning with a listed 11AM pickup time. But at this rate, they've received an average of 5000 applications per day, yet processed only 250 per day.

I might be in for a wait!

1 posted on 11/04/2011 8:18:19 PM PDT by Monitor
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To: Monitor

What are the fees to the state?


2 posted on 11/04/2011 8:22:21 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Monitor

People yearning to be free.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 8:24:33 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: umgud
What are the fees to the state?

$50, of which $13 is to pay for the background check - I don't know what their other costs are for staff, materials, postage, etc. So, $37 (or $50 - $13)) * 20,000 = $740,000.

Not a bad haul for the week.

4 posted on 11/04/2011 8:27:49 PM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Monitor
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen was the first applicant in Wisconsin to receive a permit.

Yep. Permit #1. What a friggin' jerk. Now he wants to increase the training hours to 8, instead of four. This is outside of the law, but the DOJ feels they can do want they want. Walker needs to put the hammer down on that viper pit of Doyle statists. At least Walker will sign the Castle Doctrine bill. My app went out on day 1. We are in for a long wait.

5 posted on 11/04/2011 8:27:50 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management.)
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To: Monitor

I wonde rhow the beat up whitey thing will work out at the state fair next year?


6 posted on 11/04/2011 8:30:40 PM PDT by jospehm20
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"I wonder how the beat up whitey thing will work out at the state fair next year?"

Hopefully with some thugs at room temperature.

7 posted on 11/04/2011 8:44:23 PM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Monitor

Boy, if all the states became “shall issue” for concealed firearms, think of all the revenue they would generate.

Regardless, the idea that you need a permit to carry still irks me when the 2nd Amendment says I can do so without one.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 8:45:52 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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9 posted on 11/04/2011 9:05:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: libs_kma

Yes, I am guessing it will not be so much fun for thugs if decent people are armed.


10 posted on 11/04/2011 9:17:13 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Monitor

CA outta try this. The budget’s a mess.

/delusional thought


11 posted on 11/04/2011 9:17:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (tagline goes here)
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To: chesty_puller

Not at the expence of my privacy, and moneys...the 2nd gives me the right to carry concealed, or not...my choice. I don’t yearn; I am free.

Semper Fi, Mac! And an early Happy Birthday to you!


12 posted on 11/04/2011 9:26:01 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: 3Fingas
"Regardless, the idea that you need a permit to carry still irks me when the 2nd Amendment says I can do so without one. "

I agree completely with that sentiment, but when you walk into a gun shop, and walk out a few minutes later with your gun(s), it sort of makes you feel a little better about it.

13 posted on 11/04/2011 10:18:22 PM PDT by matthew fuller (9-9-9 ? Just say No! No! No!)
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To: matthew fuller
"Regardless, the idea that you need a permit to carry still irks me when the 2nd Amendment says I can do so without one. "

I agree completely with that sentiment, but when you walk into a gun shop, and walk out a few minutes later with your gun(s), it sort of makes you feel a little better about it.

I can buy a pistol in Alaska in a few minutes and carry it concealed right out of the store, without any permit. I feel even better about that.

14 posted on 11/04/2011 10:42:46 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: AlaskaErik

I would feel that way also. TX is not that free, yet.


15 posted on 11/04/2011 11:18:34 PM PDT by matthew fuller (9-9-9 ? Just say No! No! No!)
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