Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Right to Carry a Firearm for Self-Defense

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Right to Carry a Firearm for Self-Defense
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Today, in a 5-2 ruling, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court found that the Madison County Transit’s current carry prohibition on their buses is illegal.

The ruling affirms the right of law-abiding passengers to carry a firearm for self-defense on Madison County buses, like they are currently allowed to do on buses run by other local transit agencies.

Since 2005, passengers have been forced to disarm when traveling on Madison buses even though state law preempts such a prohibition by local municipalities.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel filed an amicus brief stating that the Madison ban “conflicts with, defeats the purpose of, and goes against the spirit of state law.”

Despite attempts by the city of Madison to argue that the Wisconsin preemption law doesn’t cover “agency rules,” the city will now need to put an end to its enforcement of the illegal prohibition.

Individuals who choose to use public transportation or are unable to travel in private conveyance should not be prevented from carrying a firearm for self-defense.  This illegal prohibition unnecessarily disarmed law-abiding individuals and is thankfully being stopped.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

  • 14 thoughts on “Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Right to Carry a Firearm for Self-Defense

      1. Simple solution. Stop being a radical, vicious, non tolerant, name calling liberal who does not recognize the constitution of our country and it will alleviate all of your concerns.

          1. No Gil is not a troll he is one who just believes when he see’s a sign that says ” firearms prohibited ” that even the criminals will abide by the rules….

            1. “Gil” is just one of a number of pseudonyms used by a certain paid member of an anti-gun organization. He frequents these sites to try and get a rise out of folks.

    1. Why does it have to take this route to affirm the obvious? Why do subdivisions (especially in states with preemption laws) insist on trying to infringe? What a waste of time.

    2. Well, just like the sun coming up this morning with coffe cup in hand, here is troll Gil with another low blow sarcastic illegitimate comment. It’s obvious that its little pea brain is not making it to the top floor on constitutional intent as usual. Just trying to stir up the citizens. So, I’m giving notice that if on the bus in Madison, that I don’t need to “pump a slug into someone on a public bus” as a low life like you propose. But I WILL jump forty feet from the front to the back of the bus for the chance to give u a swift kick right where it counts and lose a size 13 shoe. OK, both of them to make sure I haven’t skipped any……..
      Now be a good little ugly troll and crawl back under the bridge until next time. And mostly GOOD Riddance until then!

    3. Well, since sunshine is such a good disinfectant, whom and or what is the actual name of this coniving troll Gil? And the subversive treasonous organization sponsoring its traitorous efforts? Exposure means hopefully that it will go away and or crawl back under its rock or bridge. If not, I’m NOT going to sin by silence. Bring it on……both of my size 13s are ready. Gong barefoot for a while would be nice after I do my good deed for the day!

    4. Until state preemption laws include sanctions and stiff penalties for the INDIVIDUALS passing the illegal restrictions and/or enforcing them, such idiocy will continue. The city should be saddled with the bill for the legal costs going all the way to the state’s high court.

      Maybe Wisconsin need to lean on their legislators to put some real sharp teeth into those preemption laws. When city and county bozos start getting arrested and charged for their crimes, maybe they’ll think again on it.

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