Wisconsin Supreme Court says permit needed to carry loaded gun in car

Wisconsin Supreme Court says permit needed to carry loaded gun in car

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday fired a perhaps fatal round into a claim advanced by gun rights advocates that no permit is needed to carry a loaded handgun in a car or truck. The high court affirmed two lower court rulings that rejected the advocates’ strained reading of an unintended confusion in wordings of two statutes regarding concealed carry and the transport of firearms in motor vehicles. The argument cites a law that says weapons may not be transported unless unloaded, (or if a bow, unstrung) and encased during transport, "unless the weapon is a handgun." The wording was added in 2011 to allow for people with newly legal concealed carry permits to have their guns with them in their cars. For the third time, a court found that the exception is clearly meant for people with concealed carry permits, even if the wording of the two related […]

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