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Steyr_223
01-17-2011, 12:29 PM
:)

Walk on..

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110117/us_nm/us_wisconsin_guns

"..MILWAUKEE (Reuters) Wisconsin, one of two states in the nation that prohibits citizens from carrying a concealed weapon, is expected to reverse this law during the upcoming state legislative session despite shootings in Arizona that highlighted lax U.S. gun laws.

Only Illinois and Wisconsin forbid carrying concealed weapons. A Republican was elected governor and Republicans won majorities in both houses of the Wisconsin legislature in November, bringing many more supporters of gun rights to the state government.

"You're going to see a concealed carry bill pass the Legislature, I have no doubt," said Chris Danou, a Democratic legislator from Trempealeau, Wisconsin. "The question is what kind of bill it's going to be."

Guns are a big part of Wisconsin culture as hunting is popular in the state, which has vast areas of forest and agricultural land. But it has traditionally restricted gun ownership and carrying weapons.

Twice in recent years the Wisconsin legislature passed a law allowing concealed carry but Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed it. Doyle left office this month and was succeeded by Republican Scott Walker. "

Window_Seat
01-17-2011, 12:56 PM
Twice in recent years the Wisconsin legislature passed a law allowing concealed carry but Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed it. Doyle left office this month and was succeeded by Republican Scott Walker. "

This is going to be yet, another "be careful what you wish for" moments in history for the anti crowd. Lesson to be given to them: Instead of it going from NO carry, to shall issue, it's likely to go from NO carry to Constitutional Carry because of your stubbornness to recognize the Constitution. If only this could be the case here in CA. :(

Erik.

kermit315
01-17-2011, 12:58 PM
That will leave Illinois the lone holdout. They are expected to offer a bill up this year too, but I doubt Quinn will sign it, and thats if Madigan lets it get to the floor for a vote in the first place.

Illinois is so corrupt.

Coded-Dude
01-17-2011, 1:02 PM
I wonder if they will allow concealed carry in businesses that sell alcohol. Currently I believe LOC is illegal at places that serve booze.

uyoga
01-17-2011, 2:43 PM
That will leave Illinois the lone holdout. They are expected to offer a bill up this year too, but I doubt Quinn will sign it, and thats if Madigan lets it get to the floor for a vote in the first place.

Illinois is so corrupt.

A lot of them have now migrated to DC.:(

press1280
01-17-2011, 5:36 PM
This is going to be yet, another "be careful what you wish for" moments in history for the anti crowd. Lesson to be given to them: Instead of it going from NO carry, to shall issue, it's likely to go from NO carry to Constitutional Carry because of your stubbornness to recognize the Constitution. If only this could be the case here in the USSR of Kalif. :(

Erik.

Maybe. However I've been hearing the governor has been leaning toward a permit system similiar to Minnesota's. Either way it's a step forward. I hope the two pro-gun sides(constitutional and shall-issue proponents) don't squash each other. Just get one through.