Past legislative efforts to secure the Right to Carry always assumed that a veto override would be necessary. Â Attempting to secure two-thirds majorities required the NRA and other proponents to accept amendments during the legislative process that sought to place additional restrictions on the good citizens of Wisconsin and would have impeded their ability to protect themselves. Â With the makeup of the incoming legislature, these unnecessary concessions should no longer be necessary.
The NRA will strive to make Wisconsinâ€™s 2011 Right to Carry law one of the strongest in the country. Â The experience of 40 other Right to Carry states has eliminated any question as to whether citizens can be trusted to act safely and responsibly. Â The laws of Vermont, Alaska and Arizona will be used as the model. Â The latter two, in particular, will set the standard with systems that recognize the citizensâ€™ constitutional right to carry firearms for self-defense along with a provision that will provide for the streamlined issuance of a state permit that can be used for reciprocity purposes in other states while traveling.
This is good news. The Courts appeared to be ready to toss the carry law anyway, and it would be a shame not to help that process along. Also, I think this puts to rest any of the accusations that NRA was never committed to constitutional carry.