NRA challenging Attorney General Van Hollen over concealed carry
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WAUKESHA- The National Rifle Association is going after Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen over training to get a concealed carry permit.
At Fletcher Arms in Waukesha owner Sean Eaton says the more gun safety training the better.
"Wisconsin's never had concealed carry, so anyone who is not a police officer has never had concealed carry," Eaton said.
When the state legislature passed the concealed carry law, they required safety training, but never explained how much. Now it's up to the Attorney General.
He sent us this statement, "The Department of Justice has done a great deal of research on this issue, and it became apparent through talking to many different organizations and interests that the gun community itself considers a minimum of four hours necessary to provide safety training."
"Some people clearly need less and for some people need more, and that's why NRA is always been against a cookie cutter approach when it comes to training," said Andrew Arulanandam, Director of Public Affairs for the NRA.
While the NRA doesn't want a minimum hour requirement, these gun owners say it's needed.
"I think there definitely should be some type of training. These are weapons that can kill," said Sharon Moore of Pewaukee.
"There should be a minimum," said Harold Radtke of Waukesha.
The concealed carry law goes into effect November 1st.