Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- This past summer Wisconsin Carry funded a lawsuit on behalf of a Wausau man, alleging he was unlawfully fired for having a firearm in his personal vehicle on his employer’s property.
Wisconsin law prohibits employers from prohibiting employees from having guns in their personal vehicle, even if parked on company property:
“Section 175.60(15m)(b) – An employer may not prohibit a licensee or an out-of-state licensee, as a condition of employment, from carrying a concealed weapon, a particular type of concealed weapon, or ammunition or from storing a weapon, a particular type of weapon, or ammunition in the licensee’s or out-of-state licensee’s own motor vehicle, regardless of whether the motor vehicle is used in the course of employment or whether the motor vehicle is driven or parked on property used by the employer”
A settlement has been reached in this lawsuit. The terms of the settlement are confidential, however we would like to take this opportunity to thank our dues paying members for their support which allows us to utilize civil litigation as one of our “all of the above” methods which we embrace along with grass-roots legislative activism, public relations, and education, to restore, preserve, and advance the right of law-abiding citizens in Wisconsin to keep and bear arms.
Original news release: www.wisconsincarry.org/
– On behalf of the Wisconsin Carry, Inc. Board of Directors
Chairman/President – Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
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
It is good that this happened. In New Jersey a gun owner is required to take his unloaded cases handgun directly from home to the shooting range gunsmith directly and back directly with only “reasonable detours.”I stopped at my oldest daughter’s apartment to fix a leaky pipe some years ago and it was 10 miles out of my way. I could have been arrested.