Wisconsin’s concealed carry law officially took effect this morning. At about the same time, David Zibolski with the Department of Justice says the application for a permit also went online for the first time.
The four page application outlines the requirements to obtain a concealed carry permit and provides key information about the law. Those wishing to carry concealed in Wisconsin will have to fill out the application and submit it to the Department of Justice, along with a $50 fee and documentation showing they have met the training requirements for a permit.
Zibolski says staff is already reviewing applications and conducting background checks, so he believes permits will start being approved and mailed today. However, DOJ does expect quite a few applications to come in during the first week, so Zibolski says it might take awhile before all of them can be processed.
The agency has 45 days to review applications that come in during the first month and then 21 days to process permits that come in later.
Permits must be approved and issued before an applicant can carry a concealed weapon.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:02)