Wisconsin Legislature Leans Toward Constitutional Carry


Wisconsin LegislatureOf the two concealed-carry bills being bandied about in the state Legislature, the so-called “constitutional carry” bill in the Senate appears to have the upper hand.

A executive meeting scheduled for Thursday on the Assembly bill, which would require those carrying concealed weapons to obtain a license from the state Department of Justice, was canceled.

Andrew Nowlan, an aide for Rep. Jeffrey Mursau, R-Crivits, who authored the Assembly bill, says the Senate bill will likely get a vote in both houses.

“What the Senate version ends up being remains to be seen, so that's kind of why we held off,” says Nowlan.

But Jen Esser, spokeswoman for Sen. Pam Galloway, R-Wausau, the author of the Senate concealed-carry bill, says the amendments are done and the bill is headed for a vote by the full Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald's office didn't return a message asking if a date for the vote had been set. Read more

Source: host.madison.com

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