Wisconsin: Governor Evers Vetoes Two Pro-Gun Bills
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2022
Today, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers disagreed with the state legislature and the law-abiding gun owners that they represent, by vetoing Assembly Bill 495 and Assembly Bill 518. While expected, we are still disappointed in Governor Evers’ continued disregard for law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
Assembly Bill 495, sponsored by Representative Robert Brooks (R-60), allows adults who are licensed to carry firearms, to drive onto school grounds to pick-up or drop-off their students without first having to unload and store away their firearms in their vehicles. So-called “gun-free zones” simply disarm law-abiding citizens and leave them defenseless against the criminals who ignore such arbitrary boundaries.
Assembly Bill 518, sponsored by Representative Rick Gundrum (R-58), grants universal recognition to concealed carry permits held by non-Wisconsin residents, issued by any other state. It repeals the requirement that such recognition be only for permits from states on an arbitrary list maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. This reform recognizes that visitors traveling to Wisconsin should not be left defenseless simply by crossing a state line.