Wisconsin FORCE Applauds Department of Administration's Decision on Concealed Carry Access
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, and Educators (Wisconsin FORCE) applauds the Department of Administration (DOA) for its decision on concealed carry within public buildings.
The decision, announced earlier today, will allow concealed carry permit holders to lawfully carry in many public buildings including most of the state capitol building, accurately following the legislative intent of Act 35. Existing federal and state law specifies some locations where concealed carry will not be allowed and this decision does not affect them. These include police stations, court houses, mental health facilities, probation and parole offices, and more.
“Concealed carry is a right we've spent years fighting for here in Wisconsin,” said Wisconsin FORCE president Jeff Nass. “Several other states have similar policies regarding public buildings and we're very pleased to see Wisconsin following suit.”
“Law-abiding permit holders are viewed in the majority of states as posing no threat while they are carrying – whether inside a building or not. In fact, if permit holders were to be prohibited from carrying inside a public building they would obey the law, while those willing to misuse firearms would ignore the law anyway.”
Concealed carry permits can be applied for starting Tuesday, November 1st. Permits will be available to applicants 21 and older who pass a background check and have proof of firearm training. A basic firearm safety course is required. Qualifying courses include hunter safety, courses certified by national and state organizations, U.S. Military training, law enforcement training, or photo copy of a current or expired license to carry a firearm.
As an advocate of civil rights, Wisconsin FORCE worked very closely with The Wisconsin Hunters Rights Coalition and the National Rifle Association to insure all Wisconsinites had access to the lawful use of firearms for self-defense.
For more information please contact: Jeff Nass at 920.687.0505
Wi-FORCE promotes and protects the shooting sports, hunting, and the lawful ownership and use of firearms in Wisconsin. We coordinate match schedules of member clubs, sanction the state championship matches, monitor and recommend legislation, and provide training and educational programs for our members, competitors and Wisconsin shooters. Wi-FORCE supports the interaction and education of all individuals and groups interested in the shooting sports and the natural right of citizens to own arms. Visit: www.wi-force.org