Walker Backs Permits and Training

6/4/11 – Governor Scott Walker says Wisconsinites who want to carry concealed weapons should go through a permitting process and require training beforehand. Spokesman Cullen Werwie would not say if the Governor would veto the so-called “constitutional carry” gun bill if it gets to his desk. That measure would let law-abiding adults carry concealed without requiring a permit. Walker’s statement comes a day after Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn publicly called on the Governor to back a permitting and training process. Of the two conceal carry bills in the legislature, the “constitutional carry” proposal has had the most movement, in passing a Senate committee. The other bill has a permitting requirement, neither of them have a training mandate.