49 States Allow Concealed Weapons

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    ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has become the 49th state to legalize the carrying of concealed weapons.

    Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Friday removing the state's ban. Except for a few minor aspects, the bulk of the law goes into effect in November.

    Gun supporters say legalizing concealed carry in Wisconsin has been long overdue. Opponents argue that it won't curb crime and will put more guns on the street.

    Under Wisconsin's law, people who obtain a permit and go through training will be allowed to carry concealed weapons in most public buildings, including the state Capitol and city halls, unless a sign is posted saying they are not permitted.

    With the legalization in Wisconsin, Illinois is now the only state that doesn't allow concealed carry.



    Read more on Newsmax.com: Wis. Governor Signs Concealed-carry Bill into Law
     
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    Irrelevant.

    Citizens are not required to justify exercising their Constitutional rights.

    As for Illinois, get rid of the FOID first, or allow it to be used as a carry permit.
     
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    More states have de facto bans, caused by excessive requirements to get concealed carry permits. In NYC for example you have to show cause to have a permit, unless of course you are a police officer, retired or not, and then you get it pretty much automatically
     

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