Wisconsin Gets Concealed Carry

Wisconsin Gets Concealed Carry
Wisconsin Gets Concealed Carry

On Friday, July 8, 2011, Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 93 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 concealed carry into law today we are making Wisconsin safer for all responsible, law-abiding citizens,” Walker said in a statement.

Applicants will be required to be 21 years of age or older, pass a criminal background check, must have no history of mental illness as well as taking the required training. The exact details of the permit process will be developed by the Wisconsin Department of Justice by November 1, 2011.

Concealed carry permit holders will be forbidden to carry in police and sheriff stations, jails, courthouses, and secure mental institutions. You will be able to carry in other public buildings in city’s and state parks but governments and private property owners will be allowed to restrict concealed carry with a posted sign.

For everyone that has asked us to update our Concealed Carry Map, since the law goes into effect on Nov. 1, we will update the map on Nov. 1. As we get more details of the permit process as well as reciprocity we will also update the Wisconsin Concealed Carry page.

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Luke McCoy is the founder of USA Carry. In 2007, he launched USA Carry to provide concealed carry information and a community for those with concealed carry permits and firearm enthusiasts.
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Bull Parrott

Thank you for updating us with the most current information. 
This law has been many years in the works and now that we are on the verge of being permitted to have the same rights as the 48 states who went before us we sigh as a sign of relief.  This was a bi-partisan effort and except for some who can not focus on the issue, Wausau’s Donna S and some Milwaukee and Madison far leftist. We thank our representatives for finally getting the job done. Louie Molepski made some great comments on the floor when the vote went down. Thanks Louie. 


Just great for those folks. Now if we all would just demand that the govt. acknowledges and respects the fact that our right to keep and bear arms ” … Shall not be infringed.”

Infringed, as in make you get a permit. Infringed as in, make you jump through hoops. Infringed, as in, tell you when, where and why you may buy or carry a gun.

Protecting yourself is a basic human right, and NOT subject to control or approval of ANY government.


Good news indeed


Congrats!!!!!! welcome to the brotherhood!!!

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John Weismiller

As financially-strapped municipalities around the country reduce the size of their law enforcement staff; response times become longer, and fewer cops patrol our neighborhoods. Just like in the old days when Marshal Dillon was a two-day’s ride out of Dodge, Americans increasingly must
protect themselves from the two-legged predators. 


I wish Illinois would get it together and make C and C legal.  We are the only state that hasn’t passed the law, I would think they would get the picture by now.

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