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Wisconsin Carry Offers FREE Concealed Carry License Training Class
Ammoland ^ | 19 December, 2011 | Nick Clark

Posted on 12/20/2011 3:47:57 AM PST by marktwain

Wisconsin --( Wisconsin Carry, Inc. firmly believes in, and advocated for constitutional carry this past legislative session.

While we were successful in putting constitutional carry front and center on the legislative and media radar, ultimately, Wisconsin’s concealed carry law that passed requires mandatory proof of training to be supplied with your application to the DOJ.

A hunters education certificate serves as proof of training as does your DD214 showing honorable discharge from the military. In addition, a concealed carry permit (current or expired) from another state will also serve as proof of training.

Wisconsin Carry believes that there are thousands of Wisconsin residents who have extensive firearms experience but because that experience was gathered through family/friends/self-teaching etc they may not have the formal proof of training certificate.

We are also concerned that for many people in this economy, paying $80 to $150 for a training class may be prohibitive and prevent some individuals from being able to obtain the proof of training certificate they need to apply for their concealed weapon license.

Lastly, Wisconsin Carry believes that there are many people that may not have experience with firearms but who have a great interest in taking personal accountability for the safety of themselves and their loved ones. Wisconsin Carry would like to give these people an avenue to enter the right-to-carry movement in Wisconsin as well. We believe that the more law-abiding citizens carrying for self-defense, the more people who will be there to stand up and push-back should future legislatures try to take the right to carry away. We also believe that every law abiding citizen we can bring into the carry movement will be another voter who will not want to pay the renewal tax every 5 years to continue to exercise a human-right to self-defense that they have enjoyed. We believe these people will stand with us to demand constitutional carry from the legislature in the future.

In consideration of these factors and objectives, Wisconsin Carry has devoted a huge amount of resources into developing a 4 hour training course that will exceed the “proof of training” requirements of Act 35. We have certified a handful of qualified instructors across the state to begin to teach this class FREE OF CHARGE to members AND non-members who would like to obtain their concealed carry permit but are encumbered because they do not have a “proof of training” certificate.

We have already begun to schedule and conduct these classes across the state. Initial classes we have scheduled on a limited basis and announced only to dues paying members to ramp up slowly and manage the demand.

I will be sending email notification around of all classes that have openings. (You must Subscribe to Our Email List to Receive Updates)

For each of these classes I ask that you contact the instructor by email to reserve a FREE space in the class. Please do not contact me with questions about possible future classes in different parts of the state. AS SOON AS we have a class together, I will send a notice around. If you contact me to ask, I won’t have any information to share because nothing would have been set (except for those which announcements have been made)

Please *DO* contact me if you have a venue that would have space available at no cost to WCI to HOST a class.

If this class below is not in your area, please STAY TUNED, we will have many many more FREE classes across the state in the upcoming months.

WCI FREE training class: Amberg, WI – Marinette, County

Amberg Community Center, N15035 Grant St, Amberg WI 54102

Saturday, 14 Jan 2012 at 9:00 AM.

20 openings in this class. To attend this class email WCI Certified instructor Ron Holmes:


This class is free and open to WCI Members AND friends and family of WCI members. Non-members who are on our email list and their family and friends are welcome to attend as well. You do *NOT* need to be a member to attend.

Carry On, Nik Clark Chairman – Wisconsin Carry, Inc. P.O. Box 270403 Milwaukee, WI 53227

About: Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents to carry in the manner of their choosing. We believe that “open carry” and “concealed carry” are choices to be made by law-abiding citizens based on their situation and preference. Wisconsin Carry, like many gun-rights organizations in Wisconsin, is investing a great deal of resources to get Wisconsin law changed to allow concealed carry this next legislative session by proposing Constitutional Carry. Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use legal recourse to deter unlawful treatment of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who currently exercise their right to open carry, and soon will exercise their right to concealed carry in Wisconsin. Visit:

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; class; wi
The market system and freedom work! This is right out of D'toqueville. People see a need to restore the Constitution and the right to arms. The State requires training, so good people band together and offer it for free!

I think they should at least charge a small fee for materials. People value things more if they have to pay something for it. Perhaps the value of a McDonalds meal... $10?

1 posted on 12/20/2011 3:48:00 AM PST by marktwain
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marktwain.

2 posted on 12/20/2011 3:55:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: marktwain

“Training would cost a maximum of $50” is what they sold to us when including the training requirement in the law. Ha! Until now you could not find training anywhere nears $50. More like $100-$150.

Thank you friends.

3 posted on 12/20/2011 5:20:39 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: SunkenCiv; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin CC ping

I’m minding the Wisconsin ping list for Diana in Wisconsin. If you want to be added to, or subtracted from, the Wisconsin ping list just send me a FReep Mail and ask. Also, if you want your post to be pinged to the members of the list — do the same.

4 posted on 12/20/2011 5:21:04 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Ellendra

Can’t tell if you list includes Ellendra (my daughter), so pinging her.

5 posted on 12/20/2011 6:09:19 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom

I can’t find her on the list, so I added her and added you (couldn’t find you either). Let me know if either of you want to be removed.

Anybody else who wants to be added to (or removed from) the Wisconsin ping list, please let me know via FReep Mail.

6 posted on 12/20/2011 6:18:53 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I used to be 80squaremiles (a reference to Madison - 80 square miles, surrounded by reality), but changed my FR handle to something that more accurately defined me. :-)

7 posted on 12/20/2011 6:46:17 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: marktwain

The Union sh!ts and sniveling liberals are not going to like one bit!

8 posted on 12/20/2011 6:48:30 AM PST by mongo141
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To: knittnmom

Thank you!

Looks like there’s already a waiting list, so I’ll still hold my spot at Gander Mnt’s class.

9 posted on 12/20/2011 12:28:42 PM PST by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: marktwain
For people who already know how to shoot, there should be a "credit by examination" at a local range: (1) Read some material online covering the law as it applies to CCW; (2) pass a written exam; (3) Demonstrate that you can put all your bullets in the target at a standard range (like 10 yards); (4) get your certificate. Cost: $20 or so.

Something like a driving test for your driver's license.

10 posted on 12/20/2011 12:43:07 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: PapaBear3625

You are correct. There should always be an examination for every license.

I am considering becoming certified for the WCI course so that I could teach it.

11 posted on 12/20/2011 5:11:25 PM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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