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Department of Justice to Host Public Hearings on Proposed Permanent Rules for Concealed Carry Law


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen invites Wisconsin residents to join him for the first of three public hearings on the proposed permanent rules for 2011 Wisconsin Act 35, the state’s “Concealed Carry Law” that took effect on November 1, 2011.  The first public hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 16, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Superior Police Department, located at 1316 North 14th Street in Superior.


The purpose of the hearing is to elicit feedback from members of the public as the Department of Justice (DOJ) moves forward with crafting permanent rules for Act 35.  Staff members of the DOJ’s Division of Law Enforcement Services, which has implemented the new law, also will be available on-site to answer questions.  Since Act 35 took effect, the DOJ has operated under “emergency rules,” while permanent rules were being developed.  Visit the following link for the details of future public hearings, the emergency rules and proposed permanent rules:  More Information About CCW Rules


“More than 100,000 law-abiding Wisconsin residents now have a license to carry a concealed weapon and exercise their Second Amendment right, but implementation of this historic law is ongoing,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.  “I encourage individuals with questions, concerns or comments to share those with us as we continue to draft proposed permanent rules affecting Act 35.”


Two other public hearings will be held later this month in Green Bay (July 24) and Pewaukee (July 25).  Individuals unable to attend one of the hearings may submit written comments no later than 4 p.m. on August 1, 2012.  For contact information, visit the following link: