Wisconsin Assembly to vote on concealed carry billA bill legalizing the carrying of concealed weapons could pass the Wisconsin Legislature as soon as today.
By: Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bill legalizing the carrying of concealed weapons could pass the Wisconsin Legislature as soon as today.
The state Assembly is scheduled to take up the bill that day. It has already passed the Senate and Gov. Scott Walker has said he will sign it into law.
The bill would allow carrying concealed weapons in public places, with some exemptions. Signs could also be posted giving notice that concealed weapons aren't allowed.
Guns would be specifically banned in police stations, jails, courthouses, government buildings that screen for weapons and beyond airport security checkpoints. The bill keeps the current ban on guns in schools in place.
Wisconsin and Illinois are the only states that currently don't allow carrying concealed weapons.