Rules Not Yet Finalized Regarding Concealed Carry Training Programs

Senate Bill 93, which allows for the concealed carry of firearms by law-abiding citizens, was passed and signed into law in July as 2011 Wisconsin Act 35.  Act 35 requires that a person be trained and receive a permit in order to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin.  However, the law does not go into effect until November 1st and the Department of Justice (DOJ), the state agency in charge of the rule-making process for this bill, has not finalized what the acceptable training requirements will be.

With this in mind, Wisconsin citizens interested in carrying concealed weapons are encouraged to avoid spending money on training courses until the DOJ finalizes the training requirements.  The DOJ has provided a useful website with answers to many frequently asked questions and concerns regarding concealed carry.  That information can be found here: doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/ConcealedCarry/ccw_frequently_asked_questions.pdf.