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November 01, 2011

Operations: New Concealed Carry Law has Businesses Weighing Weapons Ban

On Nov. 1, Wisconsin’s concealed weapons law went into effect, allowing individuals who passed a training course and cleared a background check to carry weapons with them at all times without breaking the law.

While the law does allow private businesses as well as the state and municipalities the right to ban concealed weapons from their properties, there are several rules businesses and organizations need to follow, says Bruce Deadman, an attorney with Davis & Kuelthau in Green Bay. For example, if a business decides to ban concealed weapons, it must post a sign clearly stating that. Businesses then also need to make sure they have policies in the event the rule is violated.

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