WI Passes Concealed Weapon Law; Veto Fight Ahead


Wisconsin Republican leaders worked into early this morning to amend a measure that would allow state residents to carry concealed weapons, says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There apparently is enough Democratic support to override an expected veto by Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle. The bill would lower the allowable blood-alcohol concentration for those carrying a concealed weapon to 0.02, from 0.08; create a 100-foot safety zone around school property into which guns couldn't be carried, require a refresher training course for permit holders every five years, and make the filing of a false application a felony.

Supporters say the bill will reduce crime and make Wisconsin safer. “It's important for people to be able to protect themselves,” said Rep. Scott Gunderson. Despite the vote, Doyle vowed to veto the bill.

Link: http://www.jsonline.com/news/state/dec05/377633.asp

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