Wisconsin Senate Passes Concealed Weapons Law

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Wisconsin residents are on their way to being able to carry a concealed weapon.The Wisconsin State Senate recently passed a law that will allow citizens to more effectively exercise their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the measure to allow Wisconsinites to carry concealed weapons passed by a vote of 25-8.

“This is a great victory for the people of Wisconsin and for the 2nd Amendment,” State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said in a statement. “The right to protect ourselves by legally carrying a firearm is long overdue, and I’m glad we’re joining 48 other States with this law — finally.”

Wisconsin and Illinois are the only States that have outright banned the carrying of concealed weapons. However, Wisconsin is on its way to joining the rest of the nation.

The measure will require those who wish to carry concealed weapons to undergo training and have a permit.

All 19 Senate Republicans were joined by six Democrats in the vote.

“It’s a Constitutional right,” State Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) told the news source. “I respect the fact that people have that right.”

Fox News reports that Republican Governor Scott Walker has backed the bill.

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