Openly carried guns have been legal at least since the amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution that added Article I Section 25. The many law enforcement, social and gun control agencies have squeezed each datum from the public as rhythm for the bloody dance. Now we have a sharp change in the armed population and the effect on the many crime rates will be sharper than its critics.
Read John R. Lott, Jr. More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws. Wisconsin is not a leader or alone in this sea change in social policy.
Gun control by the progs or the statists is merely another control. Good people ought to be armed as they will, with wits and Guns and the Truth.