Senate Passes Conceal Carry Bill

By: Mary Rinzel
By: Mary Rinzel

A bill to let people carry concealed weapons in Wisconsin passed in the state Senate and next goes to the Assembly.
The vote was 23 to 10 last night to end the state's 133 year-old ban on concealed weapons.
If the Assembly passes it, the bill will go to Governor Jim Doyle, who could sign it into law or veto it.
The governor vetoed an almost identical bill in 2003 and has promised to kill this one as well.
A spokeswoman for Doyle says he doesn't believe the bill will do anything to improve public safety.

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