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Lawmakers revisit concealed carry training


Whether to suspend requirements that applicants to carry concealed weapons in Wisconsin must undergo at least four hours of training was to be discussed by a special legislative committee.

The law that went into effect last week didn't specify how much training was required.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's Department of Justice determined that the minimum would be four hours.

Van Hollen was scheduled to testify before the Legislature's Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules on Monday to explain the policy.

The National Rifle Association and Republican supporters of the law have said the four-hour training minimum is too restrictive. But critics of the law say it's not too much to ask someone carrying a handgun to get that much training.

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