County committee eyes gun rules, proposes restrictions
Sept. 7, 2011
The Langlade County Board’s Public Property Committee held a public hearing Tuesday on the newly enacted concealed-carry weapons legislation, and adopted an ordinance that will be considered at a Sept. 20 board session.
The draft ordinance calls for the board to adopt a rule that would ban all weapons carried by individuals on buildings or grounds that are owned, occupied or controlled by Langlade County providing that the properties be posted on the action.
Under the agreement, the committee is authorized to designate those county areas that are subject to the regulation, as is required by state law.
The action covers firearms, including handguns, tasers or other electronic weapons, knives other than switchblades and billy clubs.
The regulation would not apply to any weapon stored in a vehicle driven or parked in any part of the buildings or grounds used for those purposes on county property.
The public hearing on the ordinance, held before the committee’s Tuesday evening meeting, drew little interest.
Earlier this year the Wisconsin legislature approved the concealed-carry law for the state. Illinois is the only state of the 50 without a similar law.