A law allowing people to carry concealed weapons in Wisconsin takes effect in less than two months. However, the training requirements needed to qualify for a permit are still largely unknown.
David Zibolski with the Wisconsin Department of Justice says they are still waiting for the governor’s office to weigh in before writing the administrative rules.
Zibolski says a scope statement outlining their intentions has been sent to Governor Scott Walker. He says DOJ is still waiting for it to come back with final approval or any changes made by the governor.
Zibolski says a few types of training have already been approved. For instance, hunter safety courses count, even if you received your certificate decades ago. He says residents who passed the course and wish to use that to qualify for a permit should be able to contact the DNR to obtain a copy of their certificate, if they no longer have one.
Zibolski believes the rules will be finalized by mid-October. The first day state residents can apply to receive a concealed carry permit is November 1st.