What you need to know about the proposed Wisconsin law banning concealed carry
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WISCONSIN — Wisconsin is proposing a measure that would bar law enforcement officers from carrying firearms on public property.
WisGov has the story.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration, which has proposed the legislation, has also proposed a new bill to require all Wisconsin employers to post a sign in front of their facilities warning that people with concealed weapons licenses are not permitted on the property.
The new law would also require all state employees to carry concealed firearms on their person or in their vehicle.
A new law, House Bill 967, passed the Assembly in February and awaits Senate action.
Scott Walker is proposing the bill as part of his state’s effort to pass concealed carry legislation.
In April, a federal judge struck down a similar Wisconsin law that Walker signed into law in 2015.
The law requires that guns be stored in a locked safe and at a distance of less than six feet from any person with a concealed weapons license.
Walker has been criticized for his decision to sign the bill, saying he is worried about potential gun violence in the state.
The state had about 3,200 concealed carry permit holders last year.
This bill is a critical first step toward strengthening Wisconsin’s public safety and keeping our communities safe,” Walker said in a statement after the judge’s ruling.
According to the Wisconsin Association of Sheriffs, there are more than 100,000 active concealed carry permits in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin joins five other states that prohibit the carrying of firearms on college campuses.
The NRA, a gun rights advocacy group, filed suit in June challenging the law.
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WISCONSIN — Wisconsin is proposing a measure that would bar law enforcement officers from carrying firearms on public property.WisGov has…