Wisconsin passes CCW permit law
Meaning 49 States allow concealed carry, in one form or another (no permit, may issue or shall issue).
I'm sure the main stream media will call this a temporary aberration or perhaps just temporary insanity in 98% of the country. No big deal. Just move on ...
Posted by: Jeff Lynch at June 23, 2011 05:55 PM
It's a nice propaganda point, although from my own limited research Hawaii and New Jersey can't really be counted since only security guards or the like can get the licenses; NJ has issued only 1,900 and if I remember correctly the Hawaii restrictions are codified (can't remember if it's in the law or regulations).
Posted by: Harold at June 23, 2011 06:15 PM
I have to concur: The Dark and Fascist State of New Jersey is de-facto "won't issue".
Posted by: geekWithA.45 at June 24, 2011 01:15 PM
Yeah, and CA as well due to how it's discretionary system works. Most populous counties are in reality 'no issue'. While some rural counties are sure, you want me to recommend a good holster?
Posted by: strygwillidar at June 24, 2011 01:24 PM
Harold is right.
My friend here in "Doity Joisey" has had a CC permit for over 40 years. He now has to renew that permit every 2 years. The restrictions have become more dracionian over the years.
Think: "jumping through your own belly button".
Begs the question: Why do we have to ask permission to exercise our 2nd ammendmant rights? And, from people we wouldn't buy a used car from? What are these people afraid of?
Posted by: Milo at June 24, 2011 02:02 PM
Even if you only want to count shall-issue states, if you include the "Constitutional Carry" states, Wisconsin is, what? The 41st? That's 82% of state governments.
Posted by: Don Gwinn at June 24, 2011 02:47 PM
California should not be included in that 49 state count. While technically you can get a conceal-carry permit, it only happens if you are a pro-gun control Senator.
Posted by: Ogre at June 24, 2011 06:22 PM
"California should not be included in that 49 state count. While technically you can get a conceal-carry permit, it only happens if you are a pro-gun control Senator."
Not true. Like here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, it all depends on where you live. Live in one of the large urban areas and you can forget about it; move to one of the more rural counties like Kern or San Bernardino, and there's little or no problem.
Posted by: Ken at June 26, 2011 06:59 PM
In any case, way to go Wisconsin. Previously all they had was Open Carry or nothing.
Posted by: JJR at June 29, 2011 05:52 AM