This is just one more reason why ss167.31 has to go. We have to pound it into the legislature's head and the governor's head that the law was never intended to be a public safety measure. It was intended to be a game management tool for the DNR. A little research will show that that was the legislative intent, loud and clear. The meager fine not to exceed $100 is no deterent to a criminal when a crime with a firearm enhancement carries a penalty of years in prison, not to mention being branded a felon. Officer safety is an excuse not a significant reason to preserve 167.31. I posted earlier that in 2010 of a population of 800,000 law enforcement officers 49 were killed by gunfire. Certainly not all 49 were killed by people transporting firearms in violation of 167.31. That same report listed 71 killed by some vehicle involvement. Cops have no more reason to fear law abiding citizens carrying firearms in vehicles than they have with those law abiding citizens who open carry on the street. Also 167.31 doesn't mean diddley squat to crooks. The threat of a $100 fine is no deterrent when their mind is set on crimes with greater risk. Time to start pounding the keyboards on this issue.