Monday, November 14, 2011

Gun News

Representatives Stearns & Shuler: Nation needs Right-to-Carry reciprocity

As elected officials in Congress, we take seriously our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the liberties and rights afforded to American citizens. This includes the Second Amendment, and we believe the bureaucratic, piecemeal right to carry reciprocity system in our nation threatens the ability of law abiding American citizens to exercise this vital constitutional right.

Read About It: The Washington Times

Anti-gun lawmakers urge Obama to veto Right-to-Carry reciprocity

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey and Representative Carolyn McCarthy of New York sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday calling the legislation a "dangerous measure" and saying its passage would weaken state gun laws.

Read About It: The New York Times

Wisconsin: Right-to-Carry permit applications pass 30,000

The Wisconsin Department of Justice says interest in the state's new concealed carry law continues to flood in. The DOJ says based on mail volume it received 30,420 permit applications between November 1st when the law took effect and November 9th.

Read About It: WBAY (Green Bay, Wisc.)

Wisconsin: Right-to-Carry classes still full, despite four hour instruction requirement dropped

Wisconsin's concealed carry law has been in effect for two weeks, and recently, a Republican controlled legislative committee threw out the requirement to have at least four hours of weapons training prior to being issued a concealed carry permit. However, weapons training classes are still being held, and instructors say those that come through the classes want the four hour training.

Read About It: WITI (Milwaukee, Wisc.)

Wisconsin: Lieutenant says lack of required training doesn't worry him

It's no longer a requirement to have four hours of training before receiving a concealed carry permit in Wisconsin, according to, but one Sussex lieutenant isn't worried. Lt. Jim Gumm of Sussex Police Services doesn't think this will be a major problem in the village. "I'm not worried, and my reason for that is that police officers have a level of training that prepares us for that sort of thing," Gumm said. "We're trained to expect the unknown, so I don't think this will be any different for us as officers."

Read About It: The Sussex Patch (Wisc.)

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