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Wisconsin’s Scott Walker: Still Silent on Constitutional Carry
By Corey Graff

Wisconsin Gun Owners

Wisconsin Gun Owners

Madison, Wis. --(Ammoland.com)- Despite republicans taking control of Wisconsin’s legislature in the Nov. 2 mid-term elections, no commitment on Constitutional Carry (concealed carry with no permit system) has been forthcoming as of press time from either Governor-elect Scott Walker (R) or Wisconsin NRA lobbyist Jordan Austin.

The newly-elected legislature — where republicans now control the assembly and state senate — has breathed new life into growing momentum in Wisconsin to by-pass a “Shall-Issue” concealed carry law in favor of one modeled after Vermont’s or Alaska’s laws.

If successful, the reform would mean anyone who may legally purchase a firearm may legally carry it. Similar legislation was passed in Arizona this year, and several other states — Texas, Utah and Iowa — are on the cusp of rolling back permit-to-carry requirements.

Pass Wisconsin Concealed Carry

Pass Wisconsin Concealed Carry

While WGO has been in contact with Governor-elect Walker’s press secretary, Cullen Werwie, no statement on Walker’s position on Constitutional Carry has been received. Walker did earn an F rating due to his failure to answer the WGO candidate survey, which asks candidates their position on no-permit carry. The survey was re-issued to Walker giving him the opportunity to tell gun owners his views.

Meanwhile, four organizations — Gun Owners of America (GOA), National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR), Wisconsin Carry, Inc., and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) — have joined the public push by stating their support for “Constitutional Carry.”

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  • 4 User comments to “Wisconsin’s Scott Walker: Still Silent on Constitutional Carry”

    1. Former Cheesehead on January 1, 2011 at 11:59 AM said:

      “While many gun lobbies fight for “reasonable gun control,” WGO sets a higher standard: Defining the terrain of pro-gun political battle.”

      WGO attacks other gun rights organizations for advancing “reasonable gun control”, yet WGO in its survey is asking for a law providing for a Concealed Carry Permit?

      Where does the 2nd Amendment say a Permit is required?

      It seems that WGO is advancing “reasonable gun control” (while attacking other groups for doing the same) in requiring a Concealed Carry Permit before the 2nd Amendment Rights can be exercised.

    2. Former Cheesehead on January 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM said:

      From the WGO survey:

      “Whereas: Right-to-Carry laws fulfill the right to use arms in self-defense by making sure individuals are legally able to carry firearms for protection; and

      Therefore: In the interests of freedom, and the right of individuals to protect themselves and their families, I urge you to both cosponsor and seek roll-call votes for a clean concealed carry bill.”

      So, WGO advocates “reasonable gun control” by pushing for a concealed carry bill. Why does a gun have to be concealed? Why not open carry too?

      The proposed legislation seems unreasonable to me.

      Constitutional Carry is the ONLY way to go.

    3. JoeFriday on January 3, 2011 at 6:11 PM said:

      “So, WGO advocates “reasonable gun control” by pushing for a concealed carry bill. Why does a gun have to be concealed? Why not open carry too?”

      I believe the answer to that is that open carry is already the law in Wisconsin. However, certain law enforcement officials (namely, in Milwaukee and Madison) have taken it upon themselves to arrest, intimidate and harrass law-abiding citizens who have exercised their right to open carry. So, while open carry is legal, it is not really an option for a large percentage of people in the state as long as the police use their bully-boy tactics.

      Concealed carry would eliminate that problem. It would also allow people to protect themselves without having to openly display a weapon. A good example would be a woman who carries a handgun in a purse. That would fall under the category of being concealed, and is currently illegal. Enacting a CCW law would give people the option of how they want to arm themselves, or allow them to bring protection when it can’t be openly displayed.

    4. gene willis on January 22, 2011 at 7:06 PM said:

      i would agree on conceal carry,however,i think the police chief would be given full power to hand out carry concealed notes.which means,only who he thinks should have the right to by his or her opinions.remember,only by court decree do law enforcements have the right to arm and to remain armed,and not the citizens.remember the movie,longest yards by burt rynolds? the warden said,do you know why i can walk through this yard full of prisoners?answear came back,because you have a hundred guns that say you can! think about that?

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