A number of Wisconsin municipalities are debating what restrictions, if any, they will place on concealed carry in city buildings now that concealed carry is the law in that state. The guidance from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities states:
According to a legislative bulletin from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the concealed carry law that Gov. Scott Walker signed into law July 8 prohibits carrying firearms into police stations and municipal courtrooms if court is in session.
Local governments also may ban firearms from municipal buildings if a proper sign is posted, but they can not prohibit them from municipal parks and open spaces, according to the League analysis.
In Whitewater, the City Council was presented a proposal from the Parks and Recreation Director to ban firearms in “the municipal building, library, White Building, armory, Starin Park Community Building, Cravath Lake Community Center and Train Depot building.”
Some members of the council seem a little bewildered by it all. For example, Marilyn Kienbaum had this to say:
“I can’t imagine why anyone would be carrying a gun into those places to begin with,” Councilwoman Marilyn Kienbaum said.
Perhaps, Councilwoman Kienbaum, pictured below, needs to speak with Breda – gun blogger, reference librarian, and Bersa-toter – for an answer to that question.
|Whitewater Councilwoman Marilyn Kienbaum – Janesville Gazette|