Wis. to consider allowing uncased guns in cars
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate is set to consider a bill next week that would allow people to transport uncased weapons.
Current Wisconsin law, no one can transport a firearm unless it's unloaded and stored in a gun case. No one can transport a bow or a crossbow unless it's either unstrung or cased.
The bill would eliminate the case requirement for firearms and eliminate all prohibitions on firearms, bows and crossbows in a vehicle if the vehicle is stationary.
The Senate is set to take up the measure on Tuesday.
The bill's main author, Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, a Weston Democrat, introduced a similar measure in 2005. Republicans controlled the Senate then and the legislation never got to the floor for a vote.