Your Thoughts: Do you Feel Safer With Concealed Carry?
Gov. Scott Walker signed bill allowing for concealed carry into law on Friday.
Gov. Scott Walker signed the new law which allows for concealed carry Friday.
“By signing concealed carry into law today we are making Wisconsin safer for all resonsible, law abiding citizens,” said Walker in a prepared statement. “This legislation has been in the works for a long time — I co-sponsored a similar bill when I was a member of the State Assembly.
“I am pleased the Legislature approved a bill that included training and permits. Today I would like to specifically thank Senator Galloway and Representatives Mursau and Suder for moving forward this important public safety bill.”
The law requires people to be 21 years old in order to obtain a permit for concealed carry. Background checks also will be required, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack was quoted in WaukeshaNow saying that he was happy that provisions in the law required training before allowing concealed carry.
Mayor Jeff Scrima told the paper he would not share his opinions on concealed carry.
Here at Waukesha Patch, we want to know your thoughts about this new law.