Wisconsin Permits Concealed Carry

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice has approved concealed carry for its citizens. The state assembly voted 68-27 in June and Governor Scott Walker signed the Wisconsin Personal Protection Act into law on July 8th. Wisconsin is the 49th state to approve concealed carry for residents. It will go into effect on November 1, 2011.

Wisconsin will honor licenses from the following states and territories: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Note: Any WI resident must have a concealed carry issued by their own state to carry.)

Now, only Illinois (and the District of Columbia) continue to deny citizens the right to carry firearms outside their homes or places of business to protect themselves.

(Update: On November 7th, changes were made to the parts of the emergency rules relating to training requirements for concealed carry licenses.)

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