Law Enforcement Groups React to Concealed Carry Amendment

By: Mary Rinzel
By: Mary Rinzel

A new amendment to the proposed concealed carry bill has supporters optimistic. But, some law enforcement groups say it's still a dangerous and unnecessary bill.
Senator Dave Zien was among representatives in Madison yesterday.
They announced a compromise that lets police check whether owners of cars they stop are carrying concealed weapons.
Officers from the Wisconsin Troopers Association were also there. They support the change and say it's "important to sustain both citizen and officer safety."
But the state patrol says the amendment is only a "minor change" and the bill still puts the public at risk and makes the job of law enforcement more difficult and dangerous.
The Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association also opposes the bill.
A spokesperson for Governor Doyle says the governor still won't sign the bill.


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