Contact: Rep. Young
Madison, Wisconsin – State Representative Leon Young (D-Milwaukee) strongly opposes Senate Bill 169 which creates a permit-less concealed carrying law. The current law generally prohibits an individual from carrying a concealed weapon unless the individual has a license to carry a concealed weapon that is issued by the Department of Justice or unless the individual has a law enforcement identification card indicating that he or she is a qualified current or former law enforcement officer. This bill eliminates the general prohibition against going armed with a concealed weapon without regard to licensure status.
“I am against more people being allowed to carry weapons without a permit. Just recently, over the Milwaukee Memorial Day weekend, 18 individuals were wounded and 4 others killed as a result of handgun violence. I am against this bill because more guns can lead to more violence.”