Walker Reviewing Concealed Carry Rules

10/14/11 – Governor Scott Walker is reviewing the proposed rules for carrying concealed weapons in Wisconsin. Walker and the Legislature agreed to let law-abiding citizens carry hidden weapons, as long as they proper training and state permits. Attorney General J-B Van Hollen supports four hours of training – but his fellow Republicans in the Legislature have various thought on the issue. Assembly Republican Evan Wynn of Whitewater said the training should be based on the mastery of handling a weapon – not the number of hours involved. But Assembly Republican Garey Bies of Sister Bay – a former Door County sheriff’s official – says the training should be at least eight hours. He said it would allow gun owners to learn their “total responsibility.” But the National Rifle Association says even four hours goes overboard. Walker says he’ll make a decision before the law is scheduled to take effect November first.