MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says allowing people to carry concealed firearms without a license seems reasonable.
Current Wisconsin law requires anyone carrying a concealed weapon to obtain a permit and get training. Republican legislators unveiled a bill this week that would do away with the permit and training requirements. The measure would allow people to carry concealed weapons in schools that allow the practice if they got a newly created permit.
That permit wouldn’t require training, however. The bill would preserve the current licensing system for people who need a permit to carry in other states.
Schimel said Wednesday people have nothing to fear from law-abiding gun owners. He said the measure is certainly a reasonable policy to consider but the Department of Justice is still reviewing the bill.