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TGSCom Closes Amid Fraud Complaints and "Financial Issues"

TGSCom Closes Amid Fraud Complaints and “Financial Issues”

TGSCom, online firearms and accessory retailer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, closed its doors last week. The owner, Eric Thompson, said it was due to financial issues but there have also been fraud complaints against the company. According to a WTAQ article, the Green Bay police are looking into pressing criminal charges against Thompson for theft […]

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Installing Full Time Lobbyists in City Management Nationwide

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Installing Full Time Lobbyists in City Management Nationwide

NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s MAIG organization is using grant money to partially fund full time paid lobbyist positions working directly in city governments across the country.  Sean Caranna, a Florida gun rights activist and founder of Florida Carry, recently uncovered several cities that have lobbyists working for them including Orlando, Seattle, Columbus and Minneapolis. On average, […]

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100,000 Concealed Carry Permits in Six Months for Wisconsin

100,000 Concealed Carry Permits in Six Months for Wisconsin

In just under six months from when Wisconsin’s concealed carry law went into affect they have approved and printed 100,000 concealed carry permits. They has estimated that within a year they would have printed 125,000 permits. They get hundreds of new applications everyday so I don’t see them having any problem meeting that goal. Here’s […]

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Wisconsin Concealed Carry Now Legal

Wisconsin Concealed Carry Now Legal

Today, Nov, 1, 2011, Wisconsin’s concealed carry laws went into effect. Residents of Wisconsin can now apply for their concealed carry permits. According to the WI DOJ, they also accept permits from the following states (unless you are a Wisconsin resident): Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, […]

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Wisconsin DOJ Releases Concealed Carry Recognized Permit List, Training Requirements, and Application Process

Wisconsin DOJ Releases Concealed Carry Recognized Permit List, Training Requirements, and Application Process

On Oct. 20, 2011 the Wisconsin DOJ updated their FAQ on the new concealed carry laws which will be taking effect on Nov. 1, 2011. Included in this update is their list of out-of-state permits they will recognize along with training requirements and the application process.     The current  list of out-of-state concealed carry permits they […]

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Wisconsin Concealed Carry FAQ Released By DOJ

Wisconsin Concealed Carry FAQ Released By DOJ

The Wisconsin Department of Justice released an FAQ on the new concealed carry laws that go into effect on Nov. 1, 2011. It contains some information that we already knew but touched on some other issues such as training requirements, cost, and how long it takes for the permits to be issued. You can view the […]

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Getting Wisconsin Concealed Carry Training Before Guidelines are Passed?

Getting Wisconsin Concealed Carry Training Before Guidelines are Passed?

Ever since Gov. Scott Walker signed SB 93 on July 8, 2011 there have been instructors offering Wisconsin Concealed Carry classes. But according to Brian O’Keefe, administrator of DOJ’s division of law enforcement services, “it’s buyers beware” until the DOJ finalizes the guidelines and are approved by Walker which will most likely be in October. “Those […]

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Wisconsin Concealed-carry Law May Prompt New Ordinances

Wisconsin Concealed-carry Law May Prompt New Ordinances

Customers carrying hidden guns will be welcome in Paul Tittl’s store. “I’m going to put up a sign saying, ‘Concealed Carry Permit Holders Welcome Here,’” said Tittl, owner of the Vacuum & Sewing Center on Washington Street. Tittl also is the chairman of the Manitowoc County Board. With Gov. Scott Walker signing concealed-carry legislation into […]

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Wisconsin Gets Concealed Carry

Wisconsin Gets Concealed Carry

On Friday July 8, 2011, Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 93 (see bill below) which will bring concealed carry to Wisconsin making it the 49th state to legalize carrying a concealed weapon leaving only Illinois the only state that doesn’t allow concealed carry. The new law will go into effect on November 1, 2011. “By signing […]

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