Concealing Weapons

By: Assocaited Press
By: Assocaited Press

A state appeals court Tuesday upheld a state law that makes it a crime to carry a concealed weapon.

A Green Bay man had argued the law was unconstitutional because voters in 1998 had amended the state constitution to say people can keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting and recreation.

The Third District Court of Appeals says nothing in the amendment grants the right to carry concealed weapons.

Court records say 21-year-old Harold Grimes the Third was involved in a one-car accident in Green Bay on August 25, 2000.

Police found a loaded pellet gun in the passenger compartment of Grimes' pickup truck and charged him with carrying a concealed weapon.

Court records say he was fined $208 after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor.

Tuesday's ruling upheld a decision by Brown County Circuit Judge Sue Bischel.