State Lawmakers Want Changes to Concealed Carry Rules

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's rules committee is set to consider changing Wisconsin's concealed carry rules.

State Reps. Scott Suder and Erik Severson, both Republicans, have sent a letter to the committee saying they're opposed to a mandate that permit applicants take at least four hours of firearms training. They want the committee to repeal the time standard.

The law allowing concealed carry calls for training but doesn't spell out any minimum hour requirements. The state Justice Department added four hours into rules implementing the law, drawing the ire of the National Rifle Association.

The rules committee has set a hearing on possible changes for Wednesday. Suder, Severson and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen have been invited to testify.

The concealed carry law goes into effect Tuesday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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