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Wis. Attorney General Van Hollen supports guns in Capitol

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he doesn’t have a problem with people carrying concealed weapons in the state Capitol.

A new law allowing Wisconsin residents to carry concealed weapons goes into effect Nov. 1. The state Department of Administration is still crafting a policy on whether people can carry in the Capitol and other state buildings.

Van Hollen has no official say in developing that policy, but he says he would be comfortable with concealed weapons in the Capitol and in the state Justice Department’s headquarters outside of areas where agents carry weapons. He says there’s no hard evidence that proves law-abiding citizens cause problems with hidden weapons and criminals already carry concealed weapons.

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