UPDATE: Thousands download Wisconsin concealed carry apps

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Justice Department has received more than 100 concealed carry permit applications so far.

DOJ spokeswoman Dana Brueck says as of early afternoon Tuesday, the agency had received 110 applications, approved 90 and printed 42 permits.

Tuesday is the first day Wisconsin residents can apply for concealed carry permits. Brueck says people downloaded about 83,000 application forms from DOJ’s website between midnight and 9 a.m.

Applicants must either mail the paperwork to DOJ or drop it off in person at the agency’s state Capitol office.



MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of people have handed in concealed weapon permit applications directly to the state Justice Department in Madison.

Tuesday is the first day Wisconsin residents can apply for permits. Dozens of people handed their applications directly to a receptionist in the DOJ’s Capitol office when the building opened at 8 a.m.

Matt Slavik of Brookfield is a member of Wisconsin Carry Inc., a group that advocates for the right to bear arms. He turned his application in at DOJ’s Capitol office immediately after it opened.

He says he filled his application out at 1 a.m. Tuesday, saying he felt like a kid on the night before Christmas.

A DOJ spokeswoman says the agency could issue the first permits by the end of the day.