More than eight months after Wisconsin's concealed carry law went into effect, the Department of Justice is proposing permanent rules.
Emergency rules are in place, so that the department could process thousands of permits. But according to DOJ Spokesperson Dana Brueck, those rules are set to expire mid-August.
Brueck says the proposed permanent rules are very similar to the emergency rules under which the department currently operates but there are a few changes.
The new rules define "firearms safety training," and "instructor-led."
One rule requires permit applicants to undergo training that has instruction on safe firearm and ammunition handling, transport and storage as well as instruction on deadly force techniques for avoiding and controlling violent confrontations.
The emergency rules don't lay out training specifics.
Instructor-led is now defined as training that is face-to-face with an instructor-student ratio that does not exceed 50 students per instructor.
"We've been going very well under the temporary rules," said Buster Bachhuber, board member of the National Rifle Association. "I don't see any problems created by the minor modifications," he said.
Bachhuber says the rules are in line with what the organization had originally wanted.
The DOJ does not expect the proposed permanent rules to have a substantial impact on the current operation of the program.
The department is holding public hearings in Green Bay and Pewaukee next week.