Wisconsin issues 100,000th concealed-weapon permit
By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
.....The department is receiving more applications for permits than expected. When the state's concealed weapons law was approved last year, Van Hollen estimated the state would issue 125,000 permits in the first year. It is easily on track to do that because 100,000 permits have been issued in less than six months, Van Hollen told reporters at a news conference in the room where large machines print off the licenses.
"I anticipate we're certainly going to hit that 125,000 mark. I would not be surprised we hit a mark higher than that," the Republican at torney general said.
The department receives hundreds of applications every day. Sales of handguns also are up, Van Hollen said.
On Nov. 1, Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow residents to carry concealed weapons, leaving Illinois as the only state with a ban on concealed weapons. Van Hollen said there have been no problems since Wisconsin residents gained the ability to carry hidden guns.
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