jman111 wrote:So, cops will assume everyone is carrying, but you presume others would consult a registry to confirm that a person owns a gun (regardless of whether or not they carry it)? Haven't you argued in the past that a person need not be a licensed carrier to own or even possess a gun?
Seems you are arguing both sides of the fence here.
You don't need a license to own or possess a gun. But a public record of a CCL would be confirmation that one is likely to have a gun. And, unfortunately, without a license one is more limited as to where one can carry that gun, and off your property you'd have to carry it openly-- which, depending upon the circumstances may not be the better way of carrying.
Right now a public list of CCL holders would identify the name and home address of about 90,000 gun owners. Collectively CCL holders in Wisconsin would be the equivalent of the 5th largest city in Wisconsin, and in a couple of months it will surpass the population of Kenosha and Green Bay to make it equivalent to the 3rd larges city. That's a lot of people who have gotten CCL's in just the first few months of the law. Applications have "tapered off" to 3000 per week.
So who here was in favor of the recall petitions being made public? Wasn't the some stuff about danger to abused women by making that list public? Who is on both sides of that fence?