More than 20,000 Wisconsinites file for conceal and carry

A Wisconsin law permitting residents to carry concealed handguns went into effect Tuesday. By Saturday, the state has 20,000 applications. State officials expect as many as 200,000 in the first few months.
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A Wisconsin law permitting residents to carry concealed handguns went into effect Tuesday. By Saturday, the state has 20,000 applications. State officials expect as many as 200,000 in the first few months.

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