MADISON – People in Wisconsin would be able to carry concealed firearms without getting training or state permits, under legislation unveiled Tuesday by more than three dozen Republican lawmakers.
The legislation would also end the state’s ban on tasers and allow some people to bring guns onto school grounds. That provision was included so that parents who carry weapons aren’t breaking the law when they pick up and drop off their children at school, supporters said.
The sweeping bill by Sen. David Craig (R-Town of Vernon) and Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) goes further than the state’s 2011 concealed weapons law and would make Wisconsin a “constitutional carry” state that allows people to pack firearms without having to register with the state or pay government fees.
“If you decide to carry a weapon to protect yourself or your family, you should be able to do so easily — without bureaucratic hurdles and without cost,” Craig said in a statement.