Assembly Passes Bill Lowering Concealed Carry Age To 18

The state Assembly has approved a bill lowering the age to apply for a concealed carry permit in Wisconsin to 18. It’s from Representative Shae Sortwell of Two Rivers.

“If you’re old enough to fight for your country, old enough to sign contracts, if you’re old enough to decide who the president of the United States is, we think you’re old enough to be responsible with your rights and to be able to protect yourself, your family, and to be able to be responsible.”

The legislation, along with two others dealing with guns on school grounds and in places of worship, will need to pass the state Senate before going to Governor Tony Evers, who would be likely to veto them.