A U.S. Supreme Court decision on a handgun ban in the nation's Capitol will have little impact in Wisconsin. That opinion from Jim Fendry with NRA affiliated Wisconsin Pro-Gun Movement. Fendry notes the Wisconsin Constitution has been amended to preserve the right to keep and bear arms. “One of the reasons that our state legislature and nearly 85 percent of the voters amended our state constitution to include a clear individual right to keep and bear arms for hunting, self defense and any other lawful use, was so that we would have a better protection than the federal constitution has in the second amendment,” said Fendry.
Fendry does believe the D.C. ban decision could well play into Wisconsin's ongoing debate over the right to concealed carry. Wisconsin and Illinois are the only two states which prohibit concealed carry. The Supreme Court declared that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns for self-defense, striking down the District of Columbia's ban on handgun ownership as unconstitutional.