The conceal carry law will go into effect in a few weeks, but there may be some tinkering done to the rules surrounding the permit process.
According to a Journal Sentinel article, Gov. Scott Walker OK'd a four-hour training requirement people would need to complete before they receive a permit. The provision hasn't gone over well with officials with the National Rifle Association.
The rules were made temporarily until the Wisconsin Department of Justice can finalize the permanent rules in December.
Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action told Patrick Marley, a Journal Sentinel reporter, that "We are frankly disappointed with the grudging attitude (the Department of Justice) has taken toward this law."
Cox said went on to say the four-hour class may not be sufficient for some "and would dissuade some otherwise eligible applicants from exercising their right under the law because of the financial and logistical burdens involved."
If lawmakers wanted get rid of the temporary rules, they could but then no rules would be in place.
Cullen Werie, a spokesman for Walker, said, "Given the short timeline between the promulgation of the rules by the Department of Justice and the implementation of the concealed carry law, we have little choice but to approve the emergency rules. Failure to do so could prevent the law from going into effect on Nov. 1. We're hopeful that the Department of Justice improves the permanent rules substantially before sending them to the administration and the Legislature for approval."