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Wisconsin issues 100,000th concealed weapon permit
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 20 apr 2012 | Patrick Marley

Posted on 04/20/2012 5:11:58 PM PDT by rellimpank

Madison - The state Department of Justice issued its 100,000th concealed carry permit Friday, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said.

The department is receiving more applications for permits than expected. When the state's concealed weapons law was approved last year, Van Hollen estimated the state would issue 125,000 permits in the first year. It is easily on track to do that because 100,000 permits have been issued in less than six months, Van Hollen told reporters at a news conference in the room where large machines print off the licenses.

"I anticipate we're certainly going to hit that 125,000 mark. I would not be surprised we hit a mark higher than that," the Republican attorney general said.

The department receives hundreds of applications every day. Sales of handguns are also up, Van Hollen said.

On Nov. 1, Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons, leaving Illinois as the only state with a ban on concealed weapons. Van Hollen said there have been no problems since Wisconsin citizens gained the ability to carry hidden guns.

"There were doomsday people out there, before concealed carry was passed, who were predicting, of course, the doom and gloom that when we put more guns on the street, that when more people are able to carry concealed weapons, that we're going to have more problems," he said. "Nothing could have been further from the truth."

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; rkba; wisconsin

1 posted on 04/20/2012 5:12:01 PM PDT by rellimpank
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To: afraidfortherepublic

—ping—


2 posted on 04/20/2012 5:18:01 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank
It is easily on track to do that because 100,000 permits have been issued in less than six months, Van Hollen told reporters at a news conference in the room where large machines print off the licenses.

Wisconsin is using big machines to run off copies of the Constitution?

3 posted on 04/20/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: rellimpank
Wisconsin issues 100,000th concealed weapon permit

And no blood in the streets, return to the wild west.....

4 posted on 04/20/2012 5:23:38 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: rellimpank

are they planning to make swiss cheese?


5 posted on 04/20/2012 5:31:09 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: rellimpank
Sales of handguns are also up, Van Hollen said.

Captain Obvious strikes again. This guy balked at and stalled CC here, then snagged License #1 and boasted about it. Sheesh.

6 posted on 04/20/2012 5:43:38 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The surrounding states are secretly planning to lay siege to Chicago.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 5:46:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steely Tom

Web presses, probably.

http://www.colorprintingforum.com/attachments/offset-digital-presses-for-sale/303d1244211993-price-reduced-didde-mini-variable-web-press-didde-22-.jpg-pic-1.jpg


8 posted on 04/20/2012 5:46:48 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: rellimpank
Good grief - 100,000 permits is a mere 1.25% of the population.

Too bad they haven't issued two million of them - one quarter of the population - then all criminals would flee the state, never to return!

9 posted on 04/20/2012 6:11:21 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: rellimpank

Things are so much easier and cheaper in Arizona. The only reason you ever need a piece of paper is to say that you’re from Arizona, where guns are legal, to take to a state where you need a piece of paper. A reciprocity agreement.

Just ask for it, and they’ll be glad to give you that piece of paper. Probably wish you a nice trip. Offhand, they might ask you if you need one for each gun, if you’re taking more than one, but that’s no problem either. Take a dozen.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 6:49:50 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: rellimpank
Five divisions and counting   :-)
11 posted on 04/20/2012 7:48:52 PM PDT by tomkat (...shall NOT be abridged)
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To: rellimpank

Way to go Wisconsin!!


12 posted on 04/20/2012 9:40:27 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: rellimpank

Way to go Wisconsin!!


13 posted on 04/20/2012 9:40:31 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: umgud

Most of the blood in the streets these days is from a rash of excessive force and outright police brutality in Tom Barrett’s Milwaukee. Here’s the latest, with video:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/mpd-officer-in-water-st-video-had-earlier-troubles-9s53ihd-148355895.html


14 posted on 04/20/2012 9:55:50 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: cripplecreek

Let us in Southern Illinois know ahead of time so we can secede right before the seige. Maybe we could call ourselves South Wisconsin.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 10:01:54 PM PDT by abishai
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To: rellimpank; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wisconsin concealed carry ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 8:54:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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