Gavel Grab

Wisconsin Justices to Discuss Guns in Their Chambers

Starting Tuesday, a new law will allow people to carry concealed weapons in most Wisconsin state buildings, including the statehouse, where the state Supreme Court is located.

However,  concealed weapons will be barred in the state Supreme Court hearing room on the second floor of the statehouse. Wisconsin’s justices soon will discuss policies regarding concealed weapons in their chambers, according to an Associated Press article.

Judges and prosecutors are allowed to carry arms under Wisconsin law.

Elsewhere, court officials were wrestling with court security issues. A Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus article reported that the Eddy County sheriff said he needed more manpower to comply with a judge’s order for greater court security; a Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel article was headlined, “Video arraignment latest Anderson Courthouse security measure.”


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