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Attorney objects to metal detectors in Capitol

Peg Lautenschlager

Madison – A former Wisconsin attorney general who fought the state when it put metal detectors at the entrances of the state Capitol earlier this year says she would also object if they are reinstalled once concealed weapons are legalized.

Peg Lautenschlager said Monday that there was no discussion with the state in June when the metal detectors were removed under a settlement that they might be put back up. She represented the Wisconsin State Employees Union in a lawsuit challenging the metal detectors.

Gov. Scott Walker’s administration is working with Capitol Police to decide whether to allow concealed weapons in the Capitol. Republican legislative leaders said last week that if they are banned, they would support putting metal detectors up to ensure no weapons are brought in.

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