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    Upgrade Wisconsin to GOLD STAR Status?

    I couldn't help but notice that the new law that went into effect in WI today allows for openly carried firearms in a vehicle in Wisconsin from http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/...-20111020.pdf:

    If I do not have a CCW license how do I transport weapons in a vehicle?

    A. Handguns

    The law now allows a person to do the following without a CCW permit:

    a) place, possess, or transport a handgun in a vehicle without being
    unloaded or encased. Wis. Stats. 167.31(2)(b).
    b) load a handgun in a vehicle. Wis. Stats. 167.31(2)(c).
    c) operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with a handgun in the operator‘s
    possession. Wis. Stat. 23.33(3)(a).
    d) place, possess, or transport a handgun in or on a motorboat with the motor
    running without being unloaded or encased. Wis. Stats. 167.31(2)(a), (b),
    (c).
    e) place, possess, or transport a handgun in or on a noncommercial aircraft.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Persons who do not have a CCW license may still not
    carry weapons concealed. In a vehicle this means that the firearm cannot be
    hidden or concealed and within reach.

    I also found this regarding unlicensed open carry in the same document:

    If I do not get a CCW license can I carry a firearm openly?

    Unless expressly provided, the licensure statute does not limit an individual‘s right to
    carry a firearm that is not concealed. Wis. Stat. 175.60(2)(c).

    Congrats to the citizens of Wisconsin for getting Concealed Carry passed -- and apparently unlicensed open carry on foot and in a vehicle -- please read the link I provided for more info. I certainly think an upgrade to GOLD STAR status is in order. The firearm must apparently be visible according to the new statutes.
    Last edited by acmariner99; 11-01-2011 at 03:33 PM.

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