Permission Not Required: “Constitutional Carry” Bill Introduced in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wisc. (April 20, 2017) – A so-called  “Constitutional Carry” bill filed in the Wisconsin House would make it legal for most Wisconsinians to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control.

A coalition of 51 representatives and senators introduced Assembly Bill 247 (AB247) on April 14. The legislation would eliminate the general prohibition against going armed
without a license. Practically speaking, AB247 would would allow persons not otherwise prohibited by other laws to carry concealed weapons without a license.

The proposed law would also eliminate blanket restrictions on carrying firearms in specified places, but would allow those places to post buildings and grounds so that individuals who carry a firearm in violation of the posting commit trespass.

AB247 would  leave the current conceal carry licensing process in place in Wisconsin. This will allow residents who want to carry a ...

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