Wisconsin's capital city must allow passengers to carry hidden weapons on buses, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday in siding with a gun rights group that local governments cannot trump the state's concealed-carry law.A civil rights update.
The ruling from the high court's conservative majority could provide fodder for gun advocates to challenge local governments' weapon policies they feel are tougher than the state concealed-carry law. City of Madison attorney John Strange said the ruling puts passengers in danger.
"From a public safety perspective, the decision creates greater risk to passengers by allowing guns on moving and crowded buses," he said.
Wisconsin Carry, a gun rights group, challenged Madison's Metro Transit in 2014 after it prohibited a passenger with a concealed-carry license from bringing a gun on a bus. The group argued Metro Transit's policy prohibiting weapons of any kind on buses cannot supersede the state's concealed-carry law. Metro Transit adopted its rule in 2005.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
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