Assembly passes concealed carry

Assembly passes concealed carry

CREATED Jun 21, 2011

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill legalizing the carrying of concealed weapons, sending it to Gov. Scott Walker who is a supporter.

The Assembly voted 68-27 on Tuesday to pass the measure. The Senate passed it last week.

Depending on how quickly Walker signs the bill, it will either take effect in October or November.

Under the new law, people would have to obtain a permit and get training in order to carry a concealed weapon. Concealed guns would be allowed in most public buildings, but they couldn't be brought in anywhere that has a posted sign saying they aren't permitted.

Wisconsin and Illinois are currently the only states that don't allow carrying concealed weapons.

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