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.