Newsmakers: Atty. Gen. JB Van Hollen on Concealed Carry Law
In an Oct. 25 Newsmakers interview in his Capitol office, Attorney General JB Van Hollen defended a requirement that anyone applying for a concealed weapon permit after Nov. 1 must undergo four hours of training — a requirement opposed by the National Rifle Association. Van Hollen said he expects the state Justice Department to get 100,000 permit applications, which by law must be reviewed, approved or denied within 45 days. He also defended requirements that trainers must sign individual certificates that give their name and the place where training occurred. Van Hollen also said he will personally apply for a concealed weapon permit, since he has encountered wolves and bears in northern Wisconsin.