Winnebago County DA wants his gun in courthouseThe Winnebago County District Attorney is fighting to be able to carry his gun in the county courthouse.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Winnebago County District Attorney is fighting to be able to carry his gun in the county courthouse.
County judges have said Christian Gossett can't take a gun to work without written permission of whatever judge or court commissioner is presiding where Gossett might appear.
But Gossett contends the order contradicts the concealed carry law passed last year. It allows district attorneys and their assistant prosecutors to carry guns in courthouses if they have concealed weapon permits.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Gossett and his chief deputy Scott Ceman, who are permit holders, are expected to file a petition Monday with the state Supreme Court.
They want the court to declare the circuit judges have exceeded their authority and to block them from enforcing their ban.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com