Wisconsin Constitutional Carry Update
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- First, I really want to extend a huge amount of credit where credit is due.
Vicki McKenna, radio talk show host on WIBA in Madison and WISN in Milwaukee has been a HUGE advocate for the constitutional right to carry going back years.
Vicki has had me on her show several times to talk about open-carry and she supports constitutional carry as well. Given the damage that supposedly conservative talk show hosts in Milwaukee have done to the cause, Vicki has been a beacon of honesty, fact and truth in the concealed carry debate.
If you haven't already, please take the opportunity to send Vicki a message and short note and THANK her for her logical AND principled support of the fundamental right to self-defense.
Tune into her radio shows on-air or online:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/vickimckennapage
Second order of business. Word out of Madison:
Last week Scott Walker stated that he felt that any concealed carry bill that reaches his desk SHOULD include permits and mandatory training. He DID NOT say he would veto constitutional carry. Governor Walker has previously said he would sign constitutional carry.
Under the current bill Senate Bill 93, with amendments, which Wisconsin Carry has encouraged our members to support, constitutional carry would exist on private property and in non-populated areas away from “Gun Free School Zones” (there is a state and federal law prohibiting carry in school zones without a permit).
That means if you are a law-abiding citizen and want to carry on your own property or private property you wouldn't have to register with the government and pay a permit tax to do so. The “optional” permit which allows people to carry IN school zones does require a permit and background check. Though Wisconsin Carry doesn't ultimately support that kind of restriction, because there is a state and federal law in place we believe this current bill is “the best we can do” and wish to see it passed with that optional permit before the legislature deals with recall elections this summer.
Because of the Gun Free School Zone's, in heavily populated area's where those zones virtually blanket entire parts of a city, anyone who wishes to carry in an urban area would need to get the optional permit if they wanted to carry while driving or carry while walking down the street. Senate bill 93 has received sharp criticism from Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn because it doesn't require mandatory permits and background checks, BUT as virtually ALL of Milwaukee's near-north and near-south side is completely covered by school zones. ANYONE in these high-crime area's who chooses to carry concealed WILL have to get a permit and background check. Despite Wisconsin Carry having to compromise on the optional permit for school zones, that requirement offers Chief Flynn what he was asking for.
Please email or call Governor Walker. Ask him to please support Senate Bill 93 in its current form which allows law abiding citizens to carry concealed in non-populated areas and on private property without having to pay a permit tax or register but effectively gives critics like Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn the permit/background check requirement for Milwaukee that he has been demanding.
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Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison WI 53702
Carry On,Nik Clark Chairman – Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
P.O. Box 270403
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents to carry in the manner of their choosing. We believe that “open carry” and “concealed carry” are choices to be made by law-abiding citizens based on their situation and preference. Wisconsin Carry, like many gun-rights organizations in Wisconsin, is investing a great deal of resources to get Wisconsin law changed to allow concealed carry this next legislative session by proposing Constitutional Carry. Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use legal recourse to deter unlawful treatment of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who currently exercise their right to open carry, and soon will exercise their right to concealed carry in Wisconsin. Visit: www.wisconsincarry.org