NC Bill Would Allow Concealed Guns Without Permit

According to the National Rifle Association, 12 other states already allow concealed carry without a permit. When questioned by Democrats about the safety implications of removing training, Felzkowski said that “responsible gun owners” already teach their children gun safety, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. While it would make North Carolina the 14th state to effectively do away with concealed carry permits it would make the state only the 16th to allow teenagers to carry a concealed handgun without a permit, she said. The group stated they worry the change would put more guns in the hands of those who shouldn’t have them and thereby add more to what they described as an escalating gun violence crisis.

Five groups have registered in support of the Wisconsin bill, including the National Rifle Association and Wisconsin FORCE, a group of gun and shooting range owners.

The Wisconsin Senate’s judiciary committee is set to take comments on a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without training or permits.

Anyone who brings a gun into a school or onto its grounds without a permit would face trespass charges punishable by $1,000 in forfeitures.

To hide a weapon in North Carolina, were permits have been granted since 1995, individuals must carry their permit and a valid form of identification at all times, disclose the fact that they have a valid concealed handgun permit when approached by a law enforcement officer.

Wisconsin’s SB-169, known as the “constitutional carry” bill, would also create a new permit for people who want to carry concealed guns on school grounds, unless that specific district prohibits it.

Concealed handguns may not be carried in law enforcement or correctional facilities such as a prison, any space occupied by state or federal employees, including state and federal courthouses, schools or on school grounds, in areas of assemblies, parades, funerals or demonstrations, in any place where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed if the premises are posted as prohibited, any area where concealed handguns are prohibited by federal law, any place of business that has posted a sign banning concealed weapons. She told him calling African-Americans “the blacks” doesn’t help cultural diversity.

HB 746 would not remove existing restrictions on who may lawfully possess a firearm.

Annette Olson of Glenwood City drew guffaws from the bill’s opponents when she told the committee she believes carrying guns is a right handed down from God. “That wasn’t a great way to say it, don’t say ‘the blacks, ‘” Taylor said. “I know that every one of you here believes in liberty”.

“It’s a sensible piece of legislation affirming the commitment to liberties afforded” by the constitution, Millis said.

Allowing someone to be disqualified for mental health reasons short of a court judgement would slow down the process without preventing their right to bear arms, Belk said.

Notification during police stop: Eliminate the requirement of a person to notify police during stops that that they have a firearm. The bill would remedy that, he said.

Scott Meyer, a lobbyist for the pro-gun National Rifle Association (NRA) made the statement before the Senate’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, now considering the arguments from advocates and opponents of the controversial measure. Mering said he hadn’t heard of anyone anxious about that in Baraboo.

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