Everyone in Wisconsin wants to walk around with a gun

Categories: Weird Wisconsin
Wisconsin is preparing to star in a big-budget Western.
This morning, Wisconsin began taking applications for the state's brand new concealed carry gun law.

By this afternoon, every single person in Wisconsin will be armed to the teeth. Shoulder holster, one at the hip, little one down by the ankle. Strap up, Wisconsin. Let's do this thing.

According to a spokesman for the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office, more than 80,000 people had downloaded the concealed carry application online. And that number came after the website had been up and running for exactly one hour.

If you're curious, you can drive to Madison this weekend, and watch as thousands of people in Aaron Rodgers jerseys stir their beer-cheese soup with the business end of a pistol.

The requirements for the law are pretty simple. You have to be 21, not have any legal prohibition on gun ownership, take a certified training course and... (you knew there was a catch) you have to live in Wisconsin.

Oh well, Minnesota. Just because you don't live in Wisconsin, doesn't mean you can't drive there and get shot.

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You can't take your gun into Lambeau Field, which is no longer part of America.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that dozens of people were on hand to turn in their applications the moment the Justice Department opened this morning, and that the phones in that office were ringing off the hook thanks to curious citizens. Some of those first sign-ups came from a group called Wisconsin Carry, Inc., a Second Amendment advocacy group.

Group members filed in wearing their orange T-shirts, the Journal reports, which are probably useful so they can spot each other from 100 yards out, and make sure not to shoot the wrong guy.

The enactment of Wisconsin's law means that now only one American state, Illinois, doesn't allow any kind of concealed carry permits.

But maybe after Wisconsin has a couple of beers, it'll strap on its loaded pistol, walk over to Illinois, and tell Illinois that they need to have a serious chat.

Previously:
You can take your gun into the Wisconsin State Capitol, but not Lambeau Field

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The Gun Guy®
The Gun Guy®

I wonder if Mike Mullen was in Florida many years ago to spread his "blood in the streets" crap when it was decided to make permits easier to get.  Was he there when murders and rapes dropped FAR below the national average following the issuance of thousands of permits?  If "...more than 80,000 people had downloaded the concealed carry application online." one wonders what this says about true CRIME CONTROL in Minnesota.  A typical progressive media jerk.

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

I have a CCW permit myself, but I mostly use it for convenience sake when I'm hunting. I do think that it's hilarious that Wisconsin law allows you to carry into the statehouse but not to a Packers game.

Lis
Lis

I'd like to acknowledge a grammatical error.

"Oh well, Minnesota. Just because you don't live in Wisconsin, doesn't mean you can't drive their [I believe you mean "there"] and get shot in Wisconsin. "

Perhaps an editor would be useful in this circumstance.

NewsDog
NewsDog

Journo class 101: it's not about getting the facts straight or using proper grammer it's all about how you slant the story.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

If you don't like the laws here or in Wisconsin, then move to Illlinois. No one will miss you, puke-face Mullen!

Mullen, you might want to check with an editor on "Oh well, Minnesota. Just because you don't live in Wisconsin, doesn't mean you can't drive "their" (sb: there) and get shot in WisconsinAND have you checked the murder rate in Minneapolis lately?

Tad Katchow
Tad Katchow

I think the point is that there is no need to carry a gun.  

Guy
Guy

But why does CP need to take the established liberal stance on every single issue and then lazily puke it out into the aether without a shred of levity? I know they have the right to publish whatever they want, but would it kill them to hire a conservative or even a moderate writer? And this is coming from someone who considers himself  left-leaning.

Sparky
Sparky

And, what's your point?

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