Wisconsin Senate Bill 516 passed on a 3-2 vote from the Senate Committee that allows the state of Wisconsin to have universal reciprocity with all other state’s concealed carry licenses or permits.
The bill will now be eligible for floor debate in the full Senate, as it repeals the requirement to recognize only states on an arbitrary list maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. For more information on Wisconsin concealed carry and firearm laws, visit our Wisconsin Concealed Carry page.
This universal reciprocity is beneficial as they would become one less state to worry about when or if traveling there.
Staying updated on the local laws of a state you are traveling to regarding concealed carry is always a good thing to do, but it also is sort of a sigh of relief when finding out they recognize your respective state’s carry permit.
Additionally, law-abiding citizens will not be penalized for carrying while crossing their state line, which can turn into a convoluted situation. Most importantly, more people will not have to worry about being left defenseless.