Friday, October 15, 2010

Baby Steps in Wisconsin

A Clark County Judge in Wisconsin has dismissed a charge of carrying a concealed weapon (a knife in this instance) in violation of Wisconsin's Concealed Weapons law. Wisconsin bans ALL concealed weapons. The judge, citing the recent McDonald V Chicago U.S. Supreme Court ruling, dismissed the charges on the grounds that the law is unconstitutional. However, at this juncture the ruling only applies to his court. It is expected that the ruling will be appealed. The DA has 20 days to do so, however the DA may chose not to do so in order to maintain the Status Quo instead of running the risk of invalidating the law state wide. We will know more in the coming weeks.


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