As we get closer to concealed carry being the law in Wisconsin, one expert hopes the public recognizes the huge responsibility of carrying a gun. Residents of the state will be able to obtain the permits allowing them to carry a concealed handgun in most public places after November 1st.
Former Dane County Sheriff Rick Raemisch says those who are planning to carry should make sure they are well educated about firearm safety. He says there’s a lot of liability to carrying a firearm, and even more problems can occur if you decide to draw one on a person.
Raemisch currently serves as the dean of Protective Services at Madison College, which will be offering handgun safety courses before the law takes effect. He hopes anyone planning to obtain a permit will take the time to find proper training.
Raemisch says it’s important for them to also understand that they should always try to avoid danger, only pulling a firearm as a last resort.
Raemisch expects there will be a rush for permits in November. However, he believes the desire for people to actually carry a concealed weapon will decline quickly when people realize how much of a hassle it can be from a day-to-day perspective.
Contributed by WIBA’s Robin Colbert