Reading the opinion (linked to that page): He defended himself against an armed robbery, and was then charged with CCW for it. It wasn’t the first time. The court applies the new state constitutional amendment on arms, the Wisconsin caselaw construing it, which essentially requires for concealed carry that the individual’s need to carry outweigh the state’s interest in enforcing CCW bans, and that the situation be such that open carry wasn’t a feasible way to exercise the right to arms. The trial court concluded both were true and dismissed the prosecution.
The Wisconsin high court told the legislature several years ago it needed to fix the concealed carry issue when it ruled that a firearm carried concealed at a person’s place of business was within their constitutional rights.Â The legislature acted, but was unable to overcome Governor Jim Doyle’s veto.
Here’s to hoping the courts in Wisconsin are open to the idea of revisiting this issue, since Jim Doyle didn’t listen.Â Perhaps Wisconsin will become a Vermont carry state.Â Oh, the irony that could create, we’d have to oppose any concealed carry law there because it would be gun control :)