By a single vote, the Wisconsin Assembly upheld on Gov. Jim Doyle’s veto of a bill making it easier to carry concealed weapons. Capitol News Service said 66 votes were needed to to override the veto; the final vote was 65 to 34.
Rep. Wayne Wood, a Janesville Democrat who voted to override, said, “This has been very emotional.” Rep. Dan Schooff, a Democrat from Beloit who voted to sustain the veto, said the issue came down to more or fewer guns on the street. “By sustaining the governor’s veto, we keep more guns off the street,” Schooff said. “That’s the right thing to do.”