Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a pair of bills on Nov. 11 that expand and simplify the state’s concealed carry laws.
One of the bills signed allows active military personnel from outside the state who are stationed in Wisconsin apply for a concealed weapons permit. Before the bill, only state residents were allowed concealed carry permits.
The other bill Walker signed simplifies the application process for former law enforcement officers who worked in other states, according to Fox 6 Now.
Rather than return to the state where they worked to obtain a permit, the law allows them to file an application through the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
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Republican State Rep. Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc, who sponsored both bills, said they would “improve, strengthen and streamline our existing concealed carry laws, by extending their reach to other individuals who call Wisconsin home.”