Wisconsin Law Allows Right to Carry Concealed Firearm

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris W. Cox joined Governor Scott Walker on July 11th as he signed the Wisconsin Personal Protection Act into law. This makes Wisconsin the 49th state to give law-abiding citizens an option to carry a concealed firearm for personal protection.

"For everyday crime victims, Right-to-Carry is the difference between no chance and a fighting chance. That is why the NRA's commitment to freedom, the Second Amendment and the self-defense rights of good people everywhere never wavers," said LaPierre. "The signing ceremony is proof of the value of the hard work, dedication and perseverance of NRA members in Wisconsin."

"This is an historic day for the Right-to-Carry effort not only in Wisconsin, but across the country," said Cox. "The fundamental, individual, God-given right to self-defense must be respected. I'd like to thank Senators Galloway and Zipperer, Reps. Mursau and Suder and Gov. Walker for their dedication to freedom."

"By signing concealed carry into law, we are making Wisconsin safer for all responsible, law abiding citizens," said Gov. Walker.

"I would like to thank the NRA for all their hard work over the past 10 years-they never gave up the fight for Wisconsinites to defend themselves," said Sen. Pam Galloway. "While we were both disappointed that Constitutional Carry did not have the necessary support in the legislature to pass this year, we know that SB 93 represents one of the most freedom-oriented licensing laws in the entire country and it's a tremendous first step toward our ultimate goal of adopting Constitutional Carry in the Badger State. I look forward to continuing this battle alongside the proud members of NRA."

Both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature voted to approve one of the nation's strongest Right-to-Carry bills by solid bipartisan margins. Today's signing of the Wisconsin Personal Protection Act into law leaves Illinois as the only state that provides no way for its citizens to carry firearms for self-protection outside their homes or places of business.


hunter25's picture

It's great too see Wisconsin

It's great too see Wisconsin officially added to the list of states with a carry permit now. I have had mine here in Colorado for the last 2 years and it has gotten to just be a way of life for me to carry. I will be interested to see if we are going to be reciprocal with Wisconsin as since I grew up there I may end up going back for a visit sometime. We are with Michigan but not Minnesota as every state has different requirements and not all agree with how easy it is to get one here as no range time is required for it.

deerhunter30's picture

I live and Iowa and we just

I live and Iowa and we just had are past not to long ago, we have had no poroblems so far, but havent had it long enogh to know if it makes a differance.