Guns

New gun law answers, communication still lacking

(Photo by Windigo Images)When Gov. Kathy Hochul brought together state legislators for an “extraordinary” session in late June, and waved the three-day discussion period before passing the Concealed Carry Improvement Act on July 1, there was a sense of urgency to pass new gun laws. Yet, none of the effective dates (fortunately) for these new laws were immediate. There’s been…

House passes concealed carry reciprocity bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would enable holders of concealed carry licenses to legally carry in other states. It passed in the House by a 231-198 vote. The measure also contained an amendment designed to address reporting and other issues with the NICS system. The bill was a top priority of Second Amendment groups, including the…

Wisconsin Republicans, Democrats spar over gun safety course

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats pushed back against a Republican measure that would allow Wisconsin high schools to offer gun safety courses, arguing such classes aren’t appropriate and could generate fear in classrooms. The bill calls for the state superintendent to work with the DNR, police or an organization that specializes in firearm safety to develop the curriculum for the course….

Wisconsin Democrats announce new gun safety coalition

MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Democrats announced the creation of a new gun safety advocacy coalition this week, saying they can’t believe Republicans want to further relax Wisconsin’s gun regulations. Reps. Terese Berceau, Melissa Sargent and Lisa Subeck, who all hail from Madison, held a news conference at the state Capitol to announce the formation of the Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety….