Starting a week from today, Wisconsin residents will be able to apply for a license to carry a concealed weapon. To help applicants prepare, the Department of Justice has launched a website to clear up any confusion about the process.
Brian O’Keefe with the DOJ says it will help answer basic questions about concealed carry, although it does not include a sample application. He says applications will not be made available until November 1st, on the actual day the state will begin accepting them.
The site does list basic requirements for concealed carry and the type of firearms training that will be allowed. O’Keefe says many people have already received all the training they will need by taking hunter safety courses through the DNR.
The Department of Justice expects more than 100,000 people to apply for a concealed carry permit over the next year.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:11)
WHBY’s Rick Schuh contributed to this report.