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Governor to sign concealed carry next week

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MADISON (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill allowing Wisconsin residents to carry concealed weapons next week.

Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie says Walker will sign the measure at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, at the Grand Lodge Hotel in Rothschild.

The bill allows people who obtain a permit and go through training will be allowed to carry concealed weapons in most public buildings, including the state Capitol and city halls, unless there is a sign posted saying they are not permitted. The weapons would be barred anywhere within 1,000 feet of school grounds, police stations, jails and prisons, courthouses, secure mental health facilities, and beyond airport security checkpoints.

Wisconsin and Illinois are the only states that currently ban concealed weapons.

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