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Wis. Senate to send weapons bill to committee

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republicans in the state Senate don't plan to vote on a bill doing away with minimum concealed carry training requirements.

Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow concealed weapons in November. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen created a stir, however, when his state Justice Department issued an emergency rule requiring at least four hours of training to qualify for a permit.

The National Rifle Association objected and the Legislature's rules committee suspended the requirement.

The committee's move requires full legislative approval through a bill. The measure is up for a vote Tuesday.

But Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald's office says the bill will go back to committee because the Justice Department is crafting permanent language to reflect the rules committee's changes.

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