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ILA | Wisconsin: Senate Passes Two Self-Defense Bills


Yesterday, the Senate passed two bills to improve self-defense in Wisconsin. They now go to Governor Tony Evers for his consideration. NRA thanks the sponsors and all the lawmakers who voted in favor of these bills. Please contact Gov. Evers and ask him to sign Assembly Bills 518 and 495 into law.

Assembly Bill 518, sponsored by Representative Rick Gundrum (R-58), passed on a voice vote. It grants universal recognition to concealed carry permits held by non-Wisconsin residents, issued by any other state. It repeals the requirement that such recognition be only for permits from states on an arbitrary list maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. This reform recognizes that visitors traveling to Wisconsin should not be left defenseless simply by crossing a state line.

Assembly Bill 495, sponsored by Representative Robert Brooks (R-60), passed the Senate by a vote of 20-17. It allows adults who are licensed to carry firearms, to drive onto school grounds to pick-up or drop-off their students without first having to unload and store away their firearms in their vehicles. So-called “gun-free zones” simply disarm law-abiding citizens and leave them defenseless against the criminals who ignore such arbitrary boundaries.

Again, please contact Gov. Evers and ask him to sign Assembly Bills 518 and 495 into law.




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