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Gun group sues Wis. AG over concealed-carry rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A gun rights group has filed a lawsuit against Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen alleging his state Justice Department’s concealed-carry rules limit training class sizes.

DOJ’s permanent rules enacting Wisconsin’s concealed carry law took effect June 1. The rules require concealed carry permit applicants to show proof they’ve taken a hunter’s safety course, been discharged from the military or an instructor-led firearms course. The rules limit the size of courses to one instructor for every 50 students.

Waukesha-based Wisconsin Carry Inc. filed a lawsuit Thursday contending its training courses routinely exceed the 50:1 student-instructor ratio and shrinking its classes would be a waste of its resources. The group alleges DOJ exceeded its authority when it set the ratio.

A DOJ spokeswoman declined comment.

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