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Gun-owners wanting to conceal carry have been asking about the new law, which goes into effect on Nov. 1. We're kicking off a video series about the law. If you have any questions, feel freel to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get the answers you need.
Here are a few facts and resources:
- The Wisconsin Department of Justice will publish a fact page on Aug. 1.
- Applications for the conceal carry license will be accepted starting Nov. 1.
The new law:
- creates a licensing system under which an individual is permitted to carry a concealed weapon.
- makes changes in Wisconsin law to account for a federal law that requires the state to permit an individual who works as or who formerly worked as a federal, state, tribal, or local law enforcement officer in Wisconsin or in any other state to carry a concealed firearm.
- makes changes to laws regulating firearms and other weapons.
What areas are prohibited areas to conceal carry or even open carry a gun?
Public buildings, this includes jails, police stations, government buildings that screen for weapons, a gun cannot be concealed carry beyond airport security checkpoints.
Also, the bill states:
“A business owner or person in his or her own home may prohibit a licensee from carrying a concealed weapon into the business or home, an employer generally may prohibit an employee from carrying a concealed weapon in the course of the employee's employment, and the state or a local governmental unit may prohibit a licensee from carrying a firearm into a building that is owned, occupied, or controlled by the state or the local governmental unit.”