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Wis. DOJ wants more cash, workers for gun checks
| 13 June, 2012
| TODD RICHMOND
Posted on 06/17/2012 5:55:40 AM PDT by marktwain
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Justice Department asked legislators Wednesday for permission to spend an additional $788,000 to ensure the agency can keep up with concealed carry applications.
The request illustrates yet again the popularity of Wisconsin's concealed carry law. The Department of Justice has been grappling with a deluge of permit applications since the Republican-authored measure took effect in November.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; constitution; wi
Wisconsin has received nearly six million dollars in fees, and has incurred about $500,000 in costs for the program. About 1 in 50 of every man, woman, and child in Wisconsin now has a permit, over 111,000 people. 2,000 applications per week continue to come in. The program has been in effect since November last year, less than eight months.
posted on 06/17/2012 5:55:47 AM PDT
Wisconsin should have added the clause that MI did, it says that the permit must be issued in X number of days or is automatically approved.
posted on 06/17/2012 6:27:03 AM PDT
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Wisconsin’s shall issue law is one of the best in the nation. The state has to approve or disapprove the permit in 21 days.
posted on 06/17/2012 6:40:19 AM PDT
I have had a permit here in Georgia for over 15 years. It has saved me a lot of money on purchasing new guns. If you have the permit, the NCIC check is not required here. It also does not alert the NCIC that you have applied to purchase a weapon. If the government wants to know that, they have to go look at the Forms 4473 held by the sellers. And, that have to have a legal reason to do so.
posted on 06/17/2012 6:45:57 AM PDT
“spend an additional $788,000” Contracting the work to a private company would probably decrease the cost 2/3rds.
posted on 06/17/2012 6:49:54 AM PDT
And with no rise in shootings and mayhem.
posted on 06/17/2012 8:58:20 AM PDT
(The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
In WI, the permit fee has brought in more money than what the DOJ has spent so far & this new request. The request is just to move some of the funds to the DOJ so the permits keep being serviced. We permit requesters fund the program so Joe taxpayer isn’t dinged.
posted on 06/17/2012 9:55:17 AM PDT
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