Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Wisconsin Republican plan would lower age to carry concealed weapon

From TMJ4:

Photo by: Scott Olson
Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 11:14 AM, Jan 17, 2022

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are pushing a plan that would lower the minimum age to legally carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin.

Currently, a Wisconsin resident needs to be 21 before they can apply for a concealed carry permit. The GOP-backed bill would lower it to 18.

The measure’s sponsor, state Rep. Shae Sortwell says 18-year-olds have the right to vote or go to war so they should also have the right to carry a concealed weapon. While gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, support the plan, opponents include the city of Milwaukee, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort.

From: https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/wisconsin-republican-plan-would-lower-age-to-carry-concealed-weapon

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