MURSAU DELIVERS CONCEALED CARRY TO WISCONSIN CITIZENS
State Representative Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) made the following statement Tuesday regarding passage of his legislation legalizing concealed carry of firearms, tasers and knives in Wisconsin:
“Criminals in Wisconsin are going to have to start asking themselves if their crimes are worth risking their lives engaging someone maybe ready to protect themselves,” Mursau said. “It’s time for Wisconsin law to embrace the constitutional right to bear arms.”
Governor Walker is expected to sign the legislation, leaving only Illinois and the District of Columbia that prohibit any kind of concealed carrying.
“This is a great first step,” Mursau said. “I look forward to the time in the near future when all Wisconsin residents feel comfortable concealed firearms improve our ability to secure ourselves, including people who choose not to carry at all.”
Mursau’s bill legalizes open carrying of firearms while at the same time licensing Wisconsin residents 21 years or older with no criminal record that satisfy proper safety training.
“Our US and Wisconsin constitutions give us our right to self defense through the right to bear arms,” Mursau said. “This law gives us a way to reasonably practice that right.”
The bill passed with bipartisan votes in both the State Senate (24-9) and the State Assembly on Tuesday (69-27).