Skip to comments.Wisconsin issues 100,000th concealed weapon permit
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."
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Wisconsin is using big machines to run off copies of the Constitution?
And no blood in the streets, return to the wild west.....
are they planning to make swiss cheese?
Captain Obvious strikes again. This guy balked at and stalled CC here, then snagged License #1 and boasted about it. Sheesh.
The surrounding states are secretly planning to lay siege to Chicago.
Web presses, probably.
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!
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.
Way to go Wisconsin!!
Way to go Wisconsin!!
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:
Let us in Southern Illinois know ahead of time so we can secede right before the seige. Maybe we could call ourselves South Wisconsin.
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